RECESS is a ministry that teaches women the tools they need to walk intimately with and victoriously in the Lord for a lifetime. Our heart is to equip and empower women to seek God, for He promises that if we seek Him, we will find Him (Jer 29:13-14, Deut 4:29, Matt 7:7-8, Jm 4:8), and if we find Him, our lives will be forever changed.


A core element of RECESS is our 20-lesson curriculum RECESS: Seek, Encounter, Know. Written by founder Kallie Foltz Bahorich after walking through her own personal journey of discovering deeper freedom and intimacy with Christ, this study is designed to lead groups of women on an intimate journey into the heart of God.


We believe that God wants to be known personally by each and every one of us and that He made a way for us to know Him through His Son. We believe that His Word is full of revelation on how to grow in true knowledge of and intimacy with Him. We make it our goal at RECESS to both teach and empower women to live out these Biblical principles in their daily lives because we believe that intimacy is the key to a victorious life in Christ!

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Our Story

RECESS began in the summer of 2014 with a group of 12 women who simply hungered to know God more.

They named the group RECESS because while praying they felt the Lord say that just as recess was what we looked forward to most as a child, His desire was that His presence would become what we desire most in our lives. Nearly every day, they gathered to learn what it means to seek after God’s presence. The result was that they experienced God's love and power in a profound and life-changing way, hence our slogan: to seek is to encounter – to encounter is to know – and knowing God changes everything. 


That first RECESS group knew that God was doing something special among them, so they continued to meet, and overnight, their 12 became 60. Over the course of the next year, the Lord spoke to Kallie that RECESS is what she was to give her life to leading. She began writing the RECESS Curriculum in 2015 and regularly leading groups of women through the “RECESS journey.” Since then, God has used RECESS to transform 100s of women's lives across the U.S. through the truth of His extravagant love. In 2017, RECESS became the first program under its parent nonprofit, RECESS Ministry. RECESS Ministry is a nonprofit that teaches, trains & equips men and women to walk fully & freely in the love of God.

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Meet The Team

Kallie Foltz Bahorich

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Founder and CEO
of RECESS Ministry and
author of the RECESS book.


Sarah Hageman

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Coming from a background in business and finance, Sarah serves as RECESS Ministry's acting Director of Operations.


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