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Marina del Rey, CA!


CEF Partners Retreat—October 24—27, 2024

From the desk of Jeremiah Cho

If you have attended one of these events before, you know it is a special time of focusing on the Great Commission. We will share reports of what God is doing around the world, hear up-to-the-minute testimonies, and share our vision for the future. In addition, you will have the opportunity to fellowship with like-minded believers from all across the country. It will be a wonderful and memorable weekend. We hope you will set aside the time to be with us. We believe the Lord can and will use this Partners Retreat to make an eternal difference for His glory. Please make every effort to come, and let’s be praying that the Lord will use our time together to accomplish great things for His glory.


Jeremiah Cho, President


Reasons to Come to

Marina del Rey!

  1. Enjoy fellowship with like-minded believers.
  2. Hear inspiring reports of what God is doing.
  3. Meet with Child Evangelism Fellowship® leaders and get your questions answered.
  4. Enjoy wonderful Bible teaching that will enrich your soul.
  5. Understand the CEF® strategy of train, equip, and support.
  6. Learn how you can be involved in the CEF ministry.
  7. Enjoy the beautiful, warm California weather.
The outside view of San Antonio

Special Guests


Philip Webb is a professional tenor with over 20 years of experience. He has sung with major international symphonies and starred in lead roles at many opera houses.


Phil Tuttle is the author of several Christian books and the president and CEO of Walk Thru the Bible. Their mission is to bring God’s Word to people who need it most. Phil trusted Christ at age ten in a CEF Good News Club.


Jeremiah Cho has served in CEF for 36 years. He came to Christ as a teenager after hearing an evangelist from North Korea. He has served at CEF on the local, national, regional, and global levels. He currently serves as the President of CEF. You will catch Jeremiah’s vision to reach the boys and girls of the world for Jesus.


John grew up in a church that greatly supported CEF, but he had his first involvement when asked to serve on the State Board of Virginia. Soon John was involved locally, nationally and internationally. In 2013 he left his business in Richmond, VA to serve full-time with CEF. John greatly enjoys teaching God’s Word and serving the CEF family. John currently serves as Vice President of Global Partnership Ministry for CEF.


Session 1—The Mission: Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

Session 2—Gathering Around God’s Word—Part I

Session 3—Training: The Means of Accomplishing our Mission

Session 4—Equipping: Making the Most of Every Opportunity for the Mission

Session 5—Gathering Around God’s Word—Part II

Session 6—Supporting: Establishing and Gaining Momentum in the Mission

Session 7— On Mission: Going Global

Session 8—Gathering Around God’s Word—Part III

The lobby on the San Antonio
The outdoor pool at the San Antonio hotel
The fitness center in the hotel in San Antonio
The bedroom in the San Antonio hotel

Event Information


The Marina del Rey Marriott, located at 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.


The hotel is 25 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Please let us know your travel plans and we will be happy to provide transportation from the airport. Email Ginger Hessel at [email protected] or
call (816) 529-3699. Car rentals are also available.


Fabulous meals await. If you have food allergies please let us know at least two weeks in advance. You can inform us by emailing [email protected] or giving her a call at (816) 529-3699. 

Dress for the event is Business Casual.


There is self-parking available at the hotel for $49.00 per day, plus tax.

There are a few open air parking lots within walking distance of the hotel. They are Marina del Rey Parking Lot,
Marina del Rey Parking Lot #8, & Marina del Rey Parking Lot #10. All range from $7—$10 a day.

Once you arrive at one of the parking lots, you can go to the pay kiosk. You will need to buy individual parking
tickets for however many days you plan to keep your car parked there. You will also need to display all tickets on the dash of your vehicle.


Please plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, so you have time to get checked in, settled, and be to dinner at 6 p.m. After checking in, please come to the CEF registration area to pick up your packet of materials and learn the location of our meetings. The hotel staff can direct you to registration.


The final session of the Partners Retreat is a Sunday Morning Worship Service which will end by 10:30 a.m. We suggest you not plan your flight any earlier than 1:00 p.m.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can contact our Hospitality Coordinator, Ginger Hessel, at (816) 529-3699 or email [email protected]. You may also contact John Luck at (804) 240-1433 or email [email protected]


We are excited that you are considering attending the Partners Retreat in Marina del Rey, CA. God is using ministry partners like you to help us reach Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day and we are trusting Him to Help us continue to grow toward out goal of sharing the Good News of Jesus with 100 million children annually by 2032. Registration is easy, all you need to do is complete the form below and submit it.

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CEF Partners Retreat

Marina del Rey Marriot
4100 Admiralty Way,
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292