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Men’s Retreat

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Jan 13 2022 - Jan 14 2022 - 4 - 7 pm Arrival

Honoring Him is my goal!



  • 1-night lodging & meals from Thursday dinner through Friday lunch
  • $124/person (triple or more occupancy), standard rooms
  • $144/person (double occupancy), standard rooms
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Speakers: Erik Kratz & Dr. Tony Beckett


Erik Kratz:
Recently retired from a 19-year career in professional baseball that included 11 seasons in the Major Leagues. He has played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees, among others. A 2002 alumnus of Eastern Mennonite University and a member of EMU’s Hall of Honor, he had played four years of Division III ball; his #14 jersey has been retired. In 2019 he was named EMU’s Alumnus of the Year, and was named to the All-World Baseball Team that same year.

Erik’s faith is foundational to his life, work and relationships. “Every day when I wake up, honoring Him is my goal,” he said.

Now Erik is coaching baseball for the middle-school team at Dock Mennonite Academy, not far from where he grew up about 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Erik, his wife, Sarah, and their three children attend Souderton (PA) Mennonite Church.


Dr. Tony Beckett:
is the Central PA Area Director for Christian Business Men’s Connection, with a passion for helping people understand the Word of God and see how it affects the way they live. He has served in the past as a mission board executive, senior pastor, adjunct seminary faculty member, radio and Bible conference speaker. He was also a chaplain for the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and is the author of “Real Life, Real Worship,” and “God is Good.” He’s earned degrees from Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA, and an D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL. Dr. Beckett and his wife, Joan, live in Dillsburg, PA


Worship:  Jamal Sarikoki

Jamal is a conductor and vocalist who plays the piano, violin and organ. He so enjoys creating beautiful, powerful worship experiences in multiple styles! A worship leader since age 14, he has performed internationally and throughout the U.S. Currently he serves as Minister of Music and Worship at Venice Presbyterian Church, Florida, and lives in Sarasota with his wife, Genna.



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