RECESS started in the summer of 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado with the simple desire of knowing God more. It’s founder, Kallie Foltz Bahorich, and a few others felt God calling them to go deeper with Him, so they gathered a group of women together that summer and started chasing after Him. They named the group RECESS because while praying, they felt the Lord say that He wanted their meetings to be like recess, meaning a time to be free and to become like a child again, namely His child, exploring and delighting in the playgrounds of His love and presence. They set their hearts on learning how to seek Him because they knew what He promised: if we seek Him, then we will find Him.
And boy, did they find Him that summer! Women were healed — spiritually, emotionally and physically, even. Women were set free. Women were transformed and released into their true identities and callings. And why? Because they sought God, and they found God! Because they encountered the love of God that changes everything, hence our slogan:
to seek is to encounter – to encounter is to know – and knowing God changes everything
That first RECESS was an incredible thing to experience. It was beautiful, and so undeniably Him! And Kallie and the others knew it. So though they hadn’t initially been planning on it, they decided to keep RECESS going, and their twelve quickly became sixty in just a matter of months. They continued learning how to seek Him, and as they did, His glory continued to fall, and the kingdom of heaven continued to break out.
It was in December of 2014 when Kallie heard the Lord call her to lead this ministry full-time. So once she and her husband moved back to their hometown of Houston, Texas, that’s what she did. RECESS is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with its headquarters in Houston. It also has a movement in Denver, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Fort Worth, Texas, and soon to be many other cities around the globe. Our hope is to bless women in their pursuit of God all over the world, so if you or your church is interested in having RECESS come to your city, please contact us! We would love to lead your women through this journey of learning how to seek and find God in an intimate, powerful way.