About Big Sigh Ministries



  • that Jesus Christ gave his disciples a singular mission in this world - to make disciples.
  • Those who lead others in this mission carry a great burden of responsibility for this mission.  Sometimes, that burden becomes more than we can bear, and others need to come alongside to help bear up an over-burdened leader.
  • Occasionally, a leader needs time away from the daily rigors of ministry to sit quietly, listening to the Holy Spirit's whispers to be renewed in spirit and vision.  That's what a spiritual renewal leave is all about. 
  • We're here to help in the renewal of leaders in order to carry out our mission.


  • Renewing this generation of Christian leaders in order to revive this generation of Christian disciples. 


  • Healthy Christian leaders leading healthy Christian congregations


Who We Are

Rev. Jacqueline Tookey, MDiv

Executive Director, has almost thirty years of experience in planning, leading, directing and facilitating retreats, workshops, and worship. Her service in the local church includes positions as a Christian Educator, Youth Director, Choir Director, and Ordained United Methodist Minister in the WNCC. Her spiritual gifts are discernment, compassion and encouragement. She has an AB in Christian Education from High Point College, Music Certification from Central Connecticut State University, and an MDiv from Duke Divinity School, Duke University

Rev. Jack Tookey, MDiv

Program Coordinator, has thirty years of experience in Business with UOP and Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies, including sales, business management, and technical support. His church work includes years as a youth counselor, Sunday School teacher, and Ordained United Methodist Minister in the WNCC. He has served on various community agencies and ministry boards. His spiritual gifts include preaching and teaching. He has a BS in Chemistry from Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois and an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina.