Develop Your Unique Voice

Are you looking to grow as a writer? Want to develop your voice so you can use it well? 

You want help getting past obstacles so you can do what’s in you to do.

You long for fellowship and you’d love a getaway. But between plane tickets, hotel rooms, conference fees, and extra spending, you just can’t fathom how to make it all work.

Now you can. You decide how far you’ll go and how much to spend on food, lodging, and travel. You get to pick the place that feels like retreat for you. Whether you do so with friends or alone, we suggest making plans with space for quiet times between you and God.

Don’t just make plans to start the year better, take time to start from a different place.

Announcing, Unleash the Voice Within. 

Where we'll dig into spiritual obstacles while engaging in practical principles to develop your voice.

Our affordable online retreats allow you to get away without all the rush. You’ll have time to rest, write, and refresh. 

At this one of a kind retreat, you’ll receive help for overcoming obstacles related to the developing your voice.

There will be time to gather, time to learn, time to write, and time to get quiet with God where your soul can be nourished. All without feeling rushed from one thing to the next, at least we hope that’s the experience you have.

Live Event :JANUARY 24-26 


Retreat Leaders

Jolene Underwood

Founder, Senior Instructor

Jolene Underwood is an emotional health coach and counselor in training. She draws upon her personal journey towards emotional health, her psychology background, and passion for counseling to help others cultivate a life well-lived no matter the circumstance. Her greatest desire for Christian believers is to experience more of God and more of the peace, joy, and freedom God gives. To do so, she provides practical helpful and spiritually hope-filled content that helps believers take steps of healing and growth.

Jessica VanRoekel

Rise Up Writers Co-Leader

Jessica guides hurting Christians through spiritual transformation from the inside out so that they can navigate their relationships with love, peace, confidence, and hope.

Tammy Mashburn

Rise Up Writers Co-Leader

Tammy’s passion is encouraging women to be present where they are as they learn to thrive in their chronic wilderness. She loves equipping and connecting others to the Word of God through a daily quiet time and journaling. She serves in her local church through Women’s Ministry, mentoring, leading small groups, and Bible Study.

Event Schedule

Zoom Calls available for live event only. Central Time.


8-12:00 PM | Welcome and Settle In

12:00 PM | Deeply Rooted Beginnings 

1:00 PM | Understanding Your Story

2:30 PM | Unleash and Write

* 3:00 - 5:00 PM | Open Fellowship via Zoom

6:00 PM  | FREE Time
write or rest as needed 


* 8:00 - 10:00 AM | Open Fellowship via Zoom

10:00 AM | Improving Your Style

11:30 AM | Unleash and Write


* 1:00 - 3:00 PM CT |Open Fellowship via Zoom 

3:00 PM | Embracing Your Influence

4:30 PM |Unleash and Write


6:00 PM | FREE Time
write or rest as needed, feel free to reach out via video to another retreat attendee


OPEN DAY: Catch up on videos, Unleash work, writing, rest, or reading. You pick!


BONUS: One month follow follow-up call for all registrants whether you attend live or not.

6:00 - 8:00 PM | Group Zoom Call 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

  • 2


  • 3

    Deeply Rooted Beginnings

    • Soul Care & Prayer [Tammy]

    • Soul Reflections

  • 4

    Session One: Understanding Your Story

    • Session One: Seeing God in Your Story

    • Session One: Seeing You in Your Story

    • Session One: Authenticity and Transparency in Your Writing Life

    • [NOTES & ACTIVITIES] Authenticity & Transparency

    • [ACTIVITIES] Seeing You in Your Story

    • [TIME LINE ACTIVITY] Embracing God with Me in My Story

    • Session One: Unleash Sheets Prompts

  • 5

    Session Two: Improving Your Style

    • Session Two: What is Diction?

    • Session Two: What is Tone?

    • [NOTE SHEET] Session Two: Diction and Tone

    • Session Two: Developing Your Style

    • [NOTES] Developing Your Style

    • [ACTIVITIES] Develop Your Style

    • [ACTIVITY] Pen Name & Other Style Development

    • Session Two: Unleash Sheets Prompts

  • 6

    Session Three: Embracing Your Influence

    • Session Three: Soul Influence

    • Session Three: Soul Influence Notes

    • Session Three: God-Given Influence

    • [ACTIVITIES] Reflections

    • Session Three: Unleash Sheets Prompts

  • 7

    Bonus Lessons

    • Narrowing Your Niche [Tammy]

    • Getting to the Core

    • [NOTES] Getting to the Core

    • 5 Spiritual Challenges to Using Our Voices Well

    • 5 Practical Challenges to Using our Voices Well

    • [NOTES] Practical & Spiritual Challenges

  • 8

    Additional Resources

    • Online Sources for Developing Your Voice

    • Content Assessment Tool

  • 9

    Before You Go

    • Where to Go From Here

    • Affiliate Opportunity for Retreat and Unleash Sheets


Based on Central Time, Adjustable to Meet Your Schedule

Register Now
  • 00Days
  • 00Hours
  • 00Minutes
  • 00Seconds

How It Works

Note: Available after live event minus group gatherings.


  • Welcome
  • Uncovering Obstacle Sessions
    • Each Obstacle Session will include video content from Jolene, Jessica, and Tammy. 
    • Watch all sessions as scheduled, or spread them out if preferred.


  • Leaders available for 2 hours 
  • Times on schedule are Central Time. Please adjust accordingly.


  • Join us for a follow-up Zoom chat on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17th at 7 CENTRAL TIME.
  • If you miss the live event, you can still participate in the follow-up event.


  • Schedule with time slots to follow provide a basic structure
  • Adjust times as needed for your circumstances.
  • Adjust times for your time zone
  • Fixed times include fellowship Zoom call.

    Schedule listed in Central Time. Adjust accordingly.

Unleash: Heart & Soul Care Sheets

Optional add-on with multiple uses

Unleash: Heart & Soul Care Sheets are a great resource for facilitating time with God. Process life's challenges and practice hearing from God through Unleash Sheets. There will be several opportunities to receive guided direction on using these sheets throughout the retreat. Consider using them before and after as you grow your faith with God.
Find Out More & Purchase Unleash Sheets
Unleash: Heart & Soul Care Sheets