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Jonathan and Sharon Penz


Kako Retreat Center

“... He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ." - Philippians 1:6

 KAKO Retreat Center provides Christ-centered retreats, youth camps, workshops, seminars, and counseling to encourage and help the people living in the remote villages of Alaska. Within an 80 mile radius there are 24 villages and within 160 mile radius, there are 56 villages. Since the area is so isolated and has virtually no road system, the primary means of transportation is by airplane.  


Dave and Vera Penz  founded the facility in 1989.  In 2007, Jonathan joined the efforts to pioneer and maintain the Kako vision and seek to build into the ministry’s future. Sharon became part of the team when she and Jonathan married in 2012. Jonathan is Kako’s chief pilot, a musician, a diesel mechanic by trade, and alumnus of Moody Bible Institute.

Jonathan and Sharon Penz
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