Meet your hosts
Hello! We’re Bonnie and Perry D’Elia, your hosts at Pearable Ministries. Here’s a little bit about us…we’ve been married over 40 years, have three sons, three daughters-in-law, two aging parents, seven amazing grandchildren who call us Nana Bon and Papa, and … a partridge in a pear tree! (Just kidding!) We’ve had a wide variety of experiences working in lay ministry, graphics, Bed & Breakfast, language and communication, education and health, faith-based organizations, and self-employment. As a couple, we’ve been blessed with gifts of hospitality, administration, leadership, and creativity.
We’ve experienced enough of life to realize the absolute need for quiet and solitude in our busy, noisy lives. It’s important to be still and know that He is God, to discover and embrace the tempo of a God-breathed life. “The Lord is my shepherd… He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul…” Psalm 23:1a-3a
May we all take time apart to rest, reflect and renew.
We wish to thank the following people for sharing freely of their time and expertise during our research on spiritual retreats.
Your godly counsel and support have proven invaluable to us in the establishing of Pearable Ministries retreats. May God continue to bless your efforts as you lead others to restful places of listening to God.
Sister Mary Ann Gisler at Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo, BC www.bethlehemretreatcentre.com
John and Wendy Hardy, and Marks McAvity at Rivendell Retreat Centre, Bowen Island, BC www.rivendellretreat.org
Clarke and Julie Scheibe at L’Abri Fellowship Canada, Bowen Island, BC www.labri.org/canada/index.html
The late Rob Des Cotes of Imago Dei Christian Community, Surrey, BC www.imagodeicommunity.ca
Steve Klassen of Mark Centre, Abbotsford, BC www.markcentre.org
Linda Conroy and the Wisdom Circle at Stillpoint at Beckside Retreat Centre, Bellingham, WA www.stillpointatbeckside.com
Derek Johnson, Hilda VanderKlippe, Rose Dekker, Peter Scazzero, our 3 sons and their wives, and the late Kevin Cooper