Our Story

PastorStays is a nonprofit ministry led by a Board of Directors. Our mission is to provide lifegiving and affordable vacations for the pastor’s family. We value integrity, financial accountability, and doing “business” in a way that honors God on every level.

As beautiful as ministry is, it can also be equally daunting and exhausting. Growing up in a Pastor’s home is a blessing. We want to spoil the Pastor’s family and especially the kids. Our mission is to provide Pastors and their families with vacation destinations throughout the world. PastorStays is a place for a Pastor and their family to unplug and create lifelong memories.

PastorStays was born out of the Covid Pandemic of 2020. Troy and Jana Jones (Lead Pastors of New Life Church for almost two decades) found themselves exhausted due to the pressures of Seattle and the cultural implications of Covid. Over the years people within their church graciously allowed them to use a beautiful house in Chelan, Washington. Finally, out of desperation, the exhaustion caused by the pandemic, and the need to get away more often they decided to buy their own vacation home in Chelan Washington, which is 3-hour drive from Seattle.

They believed it was now their turn to bless other pastors as they had been blessed over the years. They created a Google Calendar and a landing page. Within 18 hours it was filled! Pastor Troy was shocked! He called a longtime friend who is also a pastor, Stan Russell, and shared this dilemma of not having enough dates. Stan said, “You need to dream bigger”. At first, Troy said, “No way! I don’t have a bigger dream”. He hung up the phone and within five minutes “PastorStays” was born


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