Undistracted Rest.

Undistracted Rest.

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Fighting clergy burnout


Fighting clergy burnout


Be Still Bnb For Home

About Us

Meet Your Hosts

Jesse and Lindsay Urban

Sitting in a pew in 2014, Jesse and Lindsay observed a pastor deliver a parting message to his congregation before going on sabbatical. The Urbans questioned if this man would return from his sabbatical leave at all. The discussions and research that followed helped the Urbans better understand the toll of ministry demands and the very real risk of clergy burnout, leading them to discover their purpose in life. 

Be Still, Inc., a Wisconsin 501(c)3, was founded by Jesse and Lindsay Urban in 2015. The vision for Be Still: “A world without clergy burnout.” 

Leaving behind a successful career in the cranberry industry and selling everything they had, Jesse and Lindsay were able to self-fund the first phase of Be Still Retreats in November of 2016 with 5 overnight cottages. Jesse’s parents donated the use of their beautifully renovated barn for meetings. Be Still Retreats utilizes 170 acres of the Urban Family’s 500-acre hunting sanctuary with 3 miles of nature trails cut throughout the area. Guests are encouraged to leave their distractions behind and get alone with God in nature. Christian clergy who become members of Be Still Retreats can book up to a 7-night stay and use as many of the cottages as they need—all for FREE. 

Offered at Be Still

Meeting space for 5 to 30 guests

Urban Barn

Exclusively yours for the days selected, the Urban Barn is a unique venue for your next team meeting.

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Up to 5 Guests


The Coastal sits on its own section of wildflowers, accessed down a wooded walking path and features a large deck.

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Up to 5 Guests


Named in honor of Rev. Arnold Parker (1924-2013).  This cottage is vibrant and cheerful, just like Pastor Parker was.

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Up to 5 Guests


Drawing inspiration from Chip and Joanna Gaines, this cottage has a unique layout and Magnolia style.


Up to 4 Guests


This cottage has the "up north" vibe going!  Knotty pine, plaid and cozy.  Named in honor of our parents and the seeds they have planted.


Up to 5 Guests


All about Italy, specifically Tuscany.  The Tuscan cottage embodies romance and old-world charm.

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Just for 1

Day Cabin

Slip away for the day to a place custom built to host healthy rhythms without distractions.

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What Our Guests Say

From the guestbook

Click here to visit our guest testimony page on Be Still bnb. You can view testimonies or share your own with us here!

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