An Atmosphere of Peace
A 20 acre wooded and developed estate outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Reserve will be a multi-functional property meant for rest, restoration and refreshing.
Sonny Hennessy, owner of The Exchange Design will renovate a unique property again and this time on a sprawling 20 acre oasis with boutique touches for a Carolina Caribbean experience.
We do 3 things:
The Reserve hosts leaders & pastors or referrals who need rest & preventative emotional wholeness.
We also host the hurting, facilitate healing to those impacted by moral failures.
On Site Events
From oasis-like outdoor settings nestled amidst a bass stocked glistening pond and colorful landscapes to beautifully redesigned interior spaces, the elegant surroundings of The Reserve will create a unique and memorable backdrop for your special occasion.
Corporate and Business leaders and Pastors are able to rent the space for the perfect staff or family getaway. Includes access to the full property.
The Backstory of The Reserve
The Exchange Collaborative was formed as a 501c3 nonprofit to help Leaders and Pastors (and actually all those involved) to get help after a fall. Better still, to help prevent a fall. When a person has fallen, we are here to guide in actually falling "all the way" as has become the phrase we continually use in our podcast, The Rise After the Fall. This looks like, full admission and repentance so a turn around through wholeness is possible. The frequency of burn out, poor decisions or moral failures is alarming and seems to be increasing for Pastors. We don't know if it was the additional pressure the pandemic placed on pastors and their families, but whatever it was, it's not acceptable and we have given the rest of our lives to become a part of the process of emotional and spiritual healing and wholeness.
Our podcast has been shared and found by those in need and we have even developed a lead team to be the watchmen and watch-women for those headed in the wrong direction and/or already in the middle of a mess. As men and women reach out to us, we keep the Director of Journey to Wholeness, Becky Alcantar, too busy flying all over the country to do intensives for couples and individuals and even entire church staffs.
Then we were reminded of a 25 year old vision of having a retreat center for pastors to come to for refreshing. We always thought it would be Sonny's family ranch on the border of Montana and Wyoming but the very day their family signed closing documents to sell the ranch, we were signing closing documents for The Exchange Collaborative to purchase a 20 acres with 5 properties in pristine condition in North Carolina. Now, we are able to host people in Green Bay, North Carolina, or in their area of the country when they are willing to bring us in.
This property is already being financially supported by authors, business owners, pastors and generous people in NC and the nation as they believe in this mission to leaders and pastors specifically.Give
Events & Weddings
NOW BOOKING FOR MARCH 2023 AND BEYOND
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Meetings & Events
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Adam and Abbe Doll and family have become missionaries through The Exchange Collaborative Ministry to build up and manage The Reserve. The name The Nehemiah Project is inspired by the Biblical story of Nehemiah, who was commissioned to rebuild the wall for God's chosen people. He was a builder but his heart was for his people. The Dolls are called to people who hurt and need a restoration story of their own. The Doll's first step in was taking Journey to Wholeness and once that happened, it was over...our hearts were knit together to make The Reserve come to life!
While the Henessy's raise the funds to pay the downpayment and the monthly mortgage, and the build out materials, the Dolls are raising two years of salary so they can build and renovate full time. The Doll's building skills and passion for hosting will meet a specific need of The Reserve. As renovation completes, they will transition into retreat hosts welcoming sojourners, as well as maintaining the property.