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For all pastors and church leaders who want to experience life on Aveley Ranch:

Shepherd’s Heart Retreats  

  • Discuss ideas and concepts with Ian about flock and church principles
  • Hear Ian’s thoughts about shepherding church and family
  • Enjoy home-cooked meals in the ranch house.
  • Share your thoughts around bonfires by the river.
  • Whether you wander  by the North Thompson River that borders the ranch or walk in green pastures through the sheep flock there are great places to be alone with God.

Our packages are from 1-12 people and can be custom- made just for you.

Contact: to book your Retreat.



“I really am taking a lot away from this.  Gaining a fresh perspective is always good, and even more so coming from a seasonal shepherd of two kinds of flocks.  Was it worth it?  Definitely! It was an insight into the world, and the heart of a true shepherd.  Amazing venue - being able to walk through the sheep and enjoy the natural environment.”  
 -Robin Abrol

“Wonderful hospitality and great food!”
“Good insights between sheep and church body. I would refer other leadership teams to your  workshop.  Thank you for insight and encouragement” –Bruce Richards

“I was overwhelmed by how savoury and delicious the meals were…and mostly encouraged by the heart behind the cooking.   The ‘family-like’ feel was wonderful.”
“It was a worthwhile experience for me to see first-hand the reality of ‘modern-day” shepherds.  I’m walking away with a correct understanding that sheep are not dumb, that being a pastor is not about status but about humility and that loving sheep is my primary call as a minister.”
-Omar Reyes

“Coming with some agricultural background I had some knowledge of what you were speaking about, however, even with that, you were able to challenge me into new areas and ideas.”-Bill Fox

“What a blessing.  Thank you for challenging me in my thinking about sheep and…how they function.  There has been much food for thought.  For me it has been worth the time and money to be here.”
-Paul Eisentrager 


Definitely not a coincidence…God has used you to speak truth to impact principles of shepherding to us…Your humility yet strength and confidence are an affirmation of the Father’s healing in your life and a birthing of a new direction in your ministry.  Great practical insights from sheep ranching to be used in ministry. 

Phone: 250-676-9574 or Email: