“Neuroscience has shown that our brains are wired by our relationships. It was not random that God chose to breathe the breath of life into Adam face to face and that the first thing Adam saw was God smiling at him.”
— Amy Brown, Journey Groups Director, Deeper Walk International

Have you ever been disappointed that the abundant life Jesus promised just doesn’t seem to happen for you? Do you want to go deeper in your walk with God? Do you long for healthy, life-giving community with others? Do you want to experience freedom and get emotionally healthy? Have you ever thought, “There must be more?”

You’ve come to the right place!

Everything we do as a ministry is about helping you establish true connection with Jesus, with others, and with the real you. It is through these connections where true and lasting transformation happens. That’s not just a theory. Neuroscience has proven it. True connection changes everything.


with Jesus

with Others


with the real you


One of the primary contexts we use help people connect is through our Dash Away Weekend Christian Retreats for Women. Everything about the Dash Away experience is designed to help you establish true connection with God, with others, and with the real you. We plan and organize Dash Away events throughout the year, both in the United States, and internationally.

AND - If you are a women’s ministry leader and are looking for ideas for your women’s retreat, look no further. Let us make your job easier by providing the Dash Away content, including worship, interactive teaching, activities, and prayer ministry for your women’s event.



This was all I had hoped for, and so much more! God clearly spoke to me through Bible study, meditation, and the challenging words of Cathy and Melinda. But God didn’t stop there. Although we arrived as strangers from all over the region, we left as sisters, wholly united by our love for the Lord.
— Northern California
I was tired, frustrated, angry, worn out, and dry. This weekend completely transformed, refreshed, and encouraged me! Come if convenient. If it’s inconvenient, come anyway!
— County Wicklow, Ireland
I came because I needed to be filled up and healed. I knew God would meet me - and He did... in ways I could not have imagined. My life has been enriched with new sisters in Christ, healing, and tools to take going forward. If you ever get a chance to go to a Dash Away, take it!!!
— Perth, Scotland
I came with a heaviness of spirit and left with a healing in my heart.
— Virginia Beach, Virginia
Almost eighty years ago I was born into a Presbyterian family resulting in my being raised a “frozen chosen.” God used Face to Face Ministries to begin the thawing process. Through the gifting of Cathy and Melinda the Holy Spirit was beautifully and gently experienced, I am grateful for my spirit being ushered into the presence of my Abba Father through the music, the word sung and spoken. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift of Himself!
— Montreat, NC


Everything we do is built for connection. Our Dash Away Weekends incorporate a variety of tools to help you connect both vertically with God and horizontally with others, as well as experiencing emotional healing within. In addition to each Dash Away component, we have many additional options that can be customized to uniquely suit what you, your church, or your event requires. To explore any of these ideas in addition to or instead of a weekend retreat, or to discuss something else you have in mind, please contact us.

Options from the “A la Carte” Menu

  • “Retreat in a Box” - you organize it, we’ll provide all the content (worship/speaking/activities)

  • Women’s Retreat/Event Speaking (sample topics can be found here)

  • Retreat/Event Worship Leading

  • Personal Prayer Ministry

  • Mentoring

  • Discipleship

  • Worship Leader Training and Development

  • Consulting for your Church or Ministry - helping you help your people connect vertically and horizontally

  • Releasing Creativity Workshops

  • Team Building




Melinda Wilson

Co-Founder and Director

Having been the recipient of healing prayer and experiencing God move powerfully in her own life, both in heart and body, Melinda has a passion to see people set free, healed and delivered–in all areas of their lives. She has been trained in various aspects of inner and physical healing prayer and has been involved in prayer ministry for years in the local church as well as on the mission field.

Melinda earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Wesley Institute for the Arts in Sydney, Australia and her M.A. in Communications (Educational Theatre & Theatre in Ministry) from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Melinda is licensed and ordained through The River Revival Network.


Cathy Little

Co-Founder and Director

Cathy has a burning desire for the Church to experience the deeper waters of authentic worship and life-changing connection with God. Having experienced layers of profound inner healing in her own life, she is passionate to see others become healthy and whole, understanding and experiencing God’s true nature and heart. She is a carrier of God’s presence and has led corporate worship for nearly 30 years.

Cathy carries a degree in Organizational Communications and Technical / Professional Writing from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.  Cathy is licensed and ordained through The River Revival Network.

“Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.”
— 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 MSG