Prayer House is a family, a way for groups and individuals to connect as God continues to move throughout our region and beyond.


New dates!! August 27th-30th

Upcoming Event!

August 27th-30th


Gary Oates

Gary Oates began fulltime ministry in 1967 with Campus Crusade for Christ. Over a thirty-year period, he planted five churches in five different cities in the United States. Gary resigned from the pastorate in 2003 to devote full time to the traveling ministry.

Several years ago Gary was caught up into the Presence of the Lord and began seeing the ministry of angels in the realm of the spirit. Following those experiences, he was launched into worldwide itinerate ministry with an overwhelming abundance of supernatural results. The focus of Gary’s ministry is intimacy with Jesus, how to experience the manifest presence of God, impartation to see in the spiritual realm, as well as healing for the whole person. He is the author of three books – the best selling “Open My Eyes, Lord”, “Visions and Dreams”, and “The Life God Intended”.

Mark Reetz

Mark was an atheist until at the age of 20 he was miraculously pulled out from under a falling load divider bulkhead at his railroad job. Looking around and seeing no one there, he began a search to find who had kept him from being crushed that day. After 3 months he told Jesus that if it was Him who had done so, then He could have his life. Ever since then the Lord has had him on a journey to passionately find and save the lost through Him.

Mark’s relationship with Jesus has taught him a very deep revelation of the word of God. This relationship intensified even more after a powerful and life-changing encounter took him even deeper in 2007. Working as a street pastor for over 40 years, he brings deep teaching and the Father’s love to all he ministers to.

Worship led by Adam Humburg

Originally from this area, Adam served on the worship team at Grace Fellowship (now Stone Ridge), and then became the worship leader and eventually pastor of Souled Out Ministries at the Magpie Coffeehouse. Moving to Austin, MN with his wife Crissy in 2006 he served at Austin Christian Fellowship as worship director. In 2012 their growing family moved to the Twin Cities area where he now serves NewDay Church in New Prague, MN as the worship pastor. In 2018 Adam launched the River Valley School of Worship to build up and equip the worship community throughout the Minnesota River Valley. Currently active in his home church community as well as conferences and worship events in the Metro area, Adam lives in Elko New Market, MN with his wife Crissy and five children.


Doors will open Thursday at 6pm, and Friday – Sunday at 9am

Thursday, August 27th – 7pm

Friday, August 28th – 10am, 3pm, 7pm

Saturday, August 29th – 10am, 3pm, 7pm

Sunday, August 30th – 10am till 2pm

Schedule subject to change. For most recent conference updates, see our Facebook page: Decorah Prayer House

Cost? Free – Registration? None

The conference is supported solely by donations. If you would like to contribute, opportunities will be available.

Event Location: Chase the Adventure 1838 Middle Calmar Rd., Decorah, IA 52101

Flying In?


Block Rate Hotel Option: Quality Inn and Suites, Decorah

Group Rate: $80/night – single/dbl. occupancy (+$10/nt. ea. additional adult)

Call 563-382-2269 and reference group “Decorah Prayer House”

Rate is good for Wed., Aug. 26th – Sun., Aug. 30th. Deadline for this rate is Monday, July 27th.

Camping: Pulpit Rock Campground, Decorah Lake Meyer Campground, Fort Atkinson


Other options: Approximately 15 minutes away – Decorah, Calmar, Spillville Approximately 30 minutes away – West Union, Postville, Waukon

Please note: Times estimated by Google maps.

Meal Planning

There is time scheduled between sessions for meals. Numerous restaurants are within 10 minutes of the venue. Details and directions for these will be available at the conference, as well as information about current restrictions and practices for each, if necessary.

Other options include bringing your own. There is a stove, microwave and fridge we have access to. Be aware you will be sharing these with others and fridge space may be limited. Coolers are welcome. There is plenty of seating space indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) to enjoy your meal.

Small snacks, as well as coffee and bottled water, will be available for purchase throughout the conference.

Downloadable Conference Flyer

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