About Us

History | Board Members

A Quiet Place, Inc. (AQP), a rest and renewal retreat center for couples or singles in full time Christian ministry, is an independent, non-denominational, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Surrounded by over 100 acres of timber and rolling hills, the four-bedroom log home located near Lancaster, Kentucky, provides a peaceful setting for our guests to experience rest and renewal.

The five-day sabbatical, beginning Sunday evening and continuing through Friday morning, is offered free of charge to our guests. AQP can provide up to four couples or singles each week a place of refuge and rejuvenation—a place where they can relax and be still as they draw close to God.

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AQP began as a vision for Rick and Teresa Jenkins in 1998 when they moved to a remote log home in Garrard County, Kentucky. Three years later, God provided the opportunity for them to buy adjacent land that included a four-bedroom log home that was to become AQP.

Through a series of events orchestrated by God, the vision to provide a retreat center for those in full time Christian service became clear. It was to become a safe place where Christian leaders could come and lay down the pressures of ministry, to relax and rejuvenate, and to reconnect with God and with their spouses on a deeper, more intimate level.

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Board Members

The AQP Board consists of three couples who share the vision of ministry renewal and the passion to love God and His people more each day. Pictured clockwise from bottom left are: Anna Lee and Butch Locklar, John and Gayle Learned, and Rick and Teresa Jenkins.

In January 2003, Rick Jenkins left a successful 20-year corporate career to devote himself to the vision and direction of AQP as Managing Director. Teresa Jenkins, AQP’s Secretary and furnishings director, teaches at Asbury College, where she has been in the English Department full time since 1996.

John and Gayle Learned made a faith move from their home in Memphis, Tennessee to follow God’s leading and their passions. John serves as the Assistant Director and chef for AQP as well as the resident photographer. Gayle has recently completed a degree in social work and will be serving families in Central Kentucky as well as the guests who visit AQP.

Butch and Anna Lee Locklar from Lexington, Kentucky have worked for many years in and with church leadership and have a passion for supporting Christian servants. Butch, involved in a new dynamic international ministry, is the Treasurer of AQP and works with fundraising and other AQP projects. Anna Lee, who recently left a 23-year corporate career, provides technical and creative project assistance and helps organize AQP events.

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