Partners Retreat

September 5-8, 2019
Reese and Linda Kauffman


We hope you will join us at the Westin Bellevue for the Child Evangelism Fellowship Partners Retreat. It is our desire to inform you about the ministry, celebrate what God has done, and be an encouragement to you.

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our hospitality staff who will help you get checked in and settled. In the lobby there will be a CEF greeter who will hand you your guest packet and answer any questions you may have.

Our first activity will be dinner on Thursday evening at 6 pm followed by a short program perfect for relaxing after a long day of travel. I am sure you will find the following information helpful, and I look forward to seeing you at the CEF Partners Retreat.

Yours for all the children,

Reese R. Kauffman

Event Information

Airport Transportation

If you are flying, the hotel is just 20 minutes from the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA). We can arrange to pick you up at the airport if necessary or you can also rent a car or take a taxi from the airport to the hotel which is located at 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98044.

Meals and Dress

Fabulous meals await! If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know within two weeks of the Partners Retreat. You can reach us at or call 636-456-4321 x. 1302.

Dress for the meetings is business casual. Some men wear sport coats to the evening sessions. Ladies may want to bring a sweater or light jacket in case the meeting room is cool. Seattle weather in September is pleasant with an average high of 67 during the day and 55 at night.

Afternoon Activities

The afternoons will be free for your relaxation. You may want to take visit the waterfront, go to a near by museum, shop, just enjoy a nap, or take a boat ride – there are plenty of things to enjoy!



The hotel offers valet parking and self-parking options.

When to Arrive

Check-in time at the hotel is 3:00 pm. The CEF Partners Retreat begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 5. Plan on being checked into your room prior to dinner. We will have a registration area to which the hotel staff will direct you as well.

Departure Information

The Partners Retreat final session is a morning worship service on Sunday, September 8. The final session should be concluded by 11 am.

CEF  is an instrument that we strongly believe in that will empower many nationals to make sure the Gospel is taking root and spreading so that we will see Christ glorified in many tribes and many nations.”

—Cyrus Mad-Bondo, Executive Pastor of Global Impact, McLean Bible Church


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CEF Partners Retreat

Westin Bellevue

600 Bellevue Way NE

Bellevue, WA 98044