Meet the 2018 Summer Staff

Summer camps officially start at Camp Lebanon in only 7 days.  Our summer team is in the midst of Staff Training, preparing to welcome over 1500 kids to camp!  Here is your chance to get to know a little about each of them, so that you can keep them and the ministry of Camp Lebanon in your prayers!  #TheFunnestFun #ToVictory!

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Amy Bartz - Female Junior Staff Supervisor

Your Name:  Amy Bartz

Age:  23

Position at Camp this summer:  Female Junior Staff Supervisor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  5

Favorite Color:  Green

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Romans 8:37-39 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Favorite vacation spot:   Camping anywhere!!!!

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Salad. Then I can still eat a lot of variety. Salad, fruit salad, dessert salad, etc.

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Spicy Sausage

Anna Watkins -Housekeeping Team Lead

Your Name:  Anna Watkins

Age: 18

Position at Camp this summer:  Housekeeping Team Lead

First Summer on Senior Staff?  Yes

Favorite Color:  Teal

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Romans 12:1. It reminds me to fully submit to God and His will.

Favorite vacation spot:  My family’s cabin in the summer

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Fruit – there are so many options!

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  A very loud scream

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping? Fresh Tomatoes

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Your Name:  Ashlyn Kotcho

Age:  19

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Green

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  1 John 4:11-12 because it really puts into perspective the importance of loving others

Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere out west

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Rice – any and all types because it goes with everything and is so good!

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Let’s go!!

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping? Pineapple

Becky Glader - Craft Coordinator

Your Name: Rebecca Glader

Age:  20

Nickname: Becky

Position at Camp this summer:  Craft Coordinator

First summer on Senior Staff?  Yes

Favorite Color:  Green

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Psalm 119:105 & Philippians 4:6-7.

These verses go hand-in-hand for me. I had a poster, back in middle school with Philippians 4:6 on it. More recently, the next verse has stood out to me because of the hope it promises.

A close professor of mine brought my attention back to Psalm 119:105. She reminded me of how much a lamp is meant to show and, in that, God only reveals so much to us at a time, causing us to lean in to Him more and rely on His provision rather than overwhelming us with every step need to be taken.

Favorite vacation spot:  Grand Marais, MN

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Avocados, because they’re creamy and green, like my favorite color

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Arriba!

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Veggie

Ben Smith - Maintenance Team Lead

Your Name: Ben Smith

Age: 24

Position at Camp this summer:  Maintenance Team Lead

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  1

Favorite Color:  Navy Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Isaiah 40:28-31; because it reminds me that the ways of the Lord are incomparable, and that He provides strength to those who feel like they have none.

Favorite vacation spot:  Yellowstone National Park

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, because any other answer would mean I could never have Cane’s again.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Carpe Diem

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Buffalo Chicken

Brandon Reller - Lifeguard

Your Name: Brandon Reller

Age: 19

Position at Camp this summer:  Lifeguard

First summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color: Purple

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why? Romans 10:9- I believe that this bible verse is a great way to start or enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It simply is telling someone who wants to give their life to Christ to “declare with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and then accept him into your heart then you will be saved by his Grace.”

Favorite vacation spot: When I went on a School Trip to New York City

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Noodles with any sauce- It all taste so good!

Coffee or tea? Tea!! Especially from Starbucks or Herbalife Tea

Favorite pizza topping?   Canadian Bacon aka Ham

Brooke Larson - Counselor

Your Name:  Brooke Larson

Age: 20

Position at Camp this summer:  Program Staff

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 1

Favorite Color:  Pink

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Galatians 6:9-10 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

It reminds me of the reason I am working, living, and breathing; that is the harvest of souls saved for eternity and coming to realize the grace, mercy, and unending love of God. I also love encouraging others and pointing them to the Father. I hope that in everything I do I am a reflection of Christ to everyone around me.

Favorite vacation spot:  My grandparents cabin

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Oh my goodness. Tacos. Definitely Tacos. Why would you pick anything else??

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Why are we yelling! ahhh!

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni

Byron Oostra - Staff Support and Lifeguarding

Your Name: Byron Oostra

Position this summer: Staff Support & Maintenance

Cameron Miller - Counselor

Your Name: Cameron Miller

Position this summer: Counselor

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Your Name:  Cara Francisco

Age: 26

Position at Camp this summer:  LIT Supervisor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  6

Favorite Color:  Black

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Psalm 34:18. It gave me hope during a really hard time in my life.

Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere with friends.

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Animal crackers, but the good kind

Coffee or tea?  Coffee. 100%

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni and Pineapple

Carrie Gilbertson - Camper Care

Your Name: Carrie Gilbertson

Position this summer: Camper Care

Chase Loucks - Counselor

Your Name: Chase Loucks

Position this summer: Counselor

Elias Schomer - Operations and Night Security

Your Name:  Elias Schomer

Age:  22

Position at Camp this summer:  Nigh Watch

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  5

Favorite Color:  Navy

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  I don’t know if there is a verse that I would call my favorite, but I appreciate Proverbs 26:4-5 a lot. 4 “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.” 5 “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.” Although they appear contradictory, I think these two verses are an important reminder of the importance of discernment.

Favorite vacation spot:  Somewhere with a large, solid table for board games.

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Probably salad? I can’t think of many foods that would give you all the necessary nutrients, but you can pretty much throw whatever you want on some greens and call it a salad. Versatility.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  “Hold your ground! Hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers, I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!”

Coffee or tea?  Probably coffee. I don’t particularly enjoy either, but I appreciate coffee when the occasion is right.

Favorite pizza topping?  Buffalo Chicken

Elijah Reilly - Counselor

Your Name:  Elijah Reilly

Age:  20

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Green

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Job 5:17-19

This passage gives me a better outlook on God’s place as a father and His discipline to us, His children.  God corrects us in order to better us and with this He will never allow something that we cannot handle with Him. He wounds but He also binds up, He shatters but His hands heal.

Favorite vacation spot:  Florida

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Sushi

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  You may have taken our lands! But you will never take our freedom! – Braveheart

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Sausage

Erin Blanchard - Counselor

Your Name:  Erin Blanchard

Age: 19

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff at Camp Lebanon?  Yes

Favorite Color:  Sunshine Yellow

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?   For we walk by faith, not by sight. -2 Corinthians 5:7 This is one of my favorite verses because it is something I try to live by every day. It is a reminder for me that our life is about trust, that we take our steps each day not knowing exactly what may happen, and yet, we must trust God to have gone before us so we can walk by faith, not by sight.

Favorite vacation spot:  Camp Lebanon….

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Homemade Mac n’ Cheese

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Let’s Hug it Out!

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Sausage

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Your Name:  Grace Human

Age:  19

Nickname: Gracie

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Philippians 4:13 because it reminds me daily that God gives me the strength I need to overcome my worries and get through tough times.

Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere by the ocean

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Ice cream because it tastes amazing and the different flavors are endless!

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  For Narnia!

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Extra cheese

Jackson Standafer - Assistant Director

Your Name:  Jackson Standafer

Age:  20

Position at Camp this summer:  Assistant Director of Youth Ministries

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  2

Favorite Color:  Gray

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  James 1:5

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

This verse has been a great encouragement throughout my life to remain dependent on the wisdom of God and his sovereign will.

Favorite vacation spot:  Up North

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Meat, it doesn’t have gluten:)

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  I wouldn’t yell, I would sneak attack.

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Onion

Jake Ellefson - Counselor

Your Name:  Jacob Ellefson

Age:  20

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  1

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  1st Timothy 4:12. This is my favorite verse because it tells me how I should be an example for those around me in how I talk, live, love, how faithful I should be, and how pure I should be. It tells me not to let anyone look down on my because I am young.

Favorite vacation spot:  Camp Lebanon

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Crab Legs

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  For His Kingdom

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Sausage/Mushrooms

Joshua Hagberg - Videographer

Your Name:  Josh Hagberg

Age:  20

Nickname: Josh

Position at Camp this summer:  Videographer

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 1

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” This verse has been my favorite for years because of all that it has taught me about trust, and for how tangibly I have seen the truth of this verse in my life.

Favorite vacation spot:  Bayfield, Wisconsin

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Definitely cereal. There are so many different cereals, and cereal is the one food I am always willing to eat no matter the time of day.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  A goat scream.

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Sausage

Kasey Olson - Counselor

Your Name: Kasey Olson             

Age: 21

Position at Camp this summer: Counselor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 2

Favorite Color:  Depends on the day, usually red

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Romans 5:8, because it’s a sweet picture of the Gospel

Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere with mountains

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Pizza

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  It’d probably just be a super high pitched scream

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Katarina Siefferman - Counselor

Your Name:  Katarina Siefferman

Age:  22

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Pale Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  1 Peter 5:8-12 New King James Version (NKJV)

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and steady you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

This has become a new favorite verse in college, I find it encouraging to know that other Christians are struggling against the temptations of the world, but God is there to strengthen our resolve and steady our path.  It also is a reminder that God is always there steadfast behind every person and his love is with use. I find strength of spirit in this verse and use it to remind me every day that we are put through trials to grow Gods kingdom on earth.

Favorite vacation spot:  Naples, Florida

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Steak because its delicious and grilling everyday would be

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  For Narnia and for Aslan!!!

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Pineapple

 

Kayden King - Counselor

Your Name: Kayden King

Age:  21

Nickname:  KayKay

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

First summer on Senior Staff?  Yes

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6  Why? Because it helps me to find trust in God and that when I stumble I can lean on Him. It is also the first time I understood the verse and the very first verse that I memorized.

Favorite vacation spot:  I would like to go to Europe one day!

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  To be honest it would be vegetables. I absolutely love veggies!

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Mushrooms

Kelsey Grider - Waterfront Supervisor

Your Name:  Kelsey Grider

Age:  25

Position at Camp this summer:  Waterfront Supervisor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 4

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  2 Corinthians 4:7-9

These are my life verses. They have gotten me through some difficult times. They are also a constant reminder to me that I am not able to do anything on by my own power. It is God and His strength that sustain me.

Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere, as long as I can be with friends and family.

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Pizza, because they are so many different ways to make it and so many different types of toppings to put on it.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  For Narnia!

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Any of them.

Lauren Hawley - Counselor

Your Name:  Lauren Hawley

Age:  18

Nickname: Lo

Position at Camp this summer: Counselor

First summer on Senior Staff?  Yes

Favorite Color:  Pink

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why? Isaiah 43:2 “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through the rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up, the flames will not consume you.” This is my favorite verse because it explains that even when you feel things are not going great in you life, God will always be with you and watching out for you and you are NEVER alone.

Favorite vacation spot: Venice, Italy

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Pasta because there are many different kinds and many different sauces I can put on it.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be? Fight the good fight

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni

Luke Gustafson - Male Staff Supervisor

Your Name: Luke Gustafson

Age: 19

Position at Camp this summer:  Male Staff Supervisor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  1

Favorite Color:  Indigo

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Phil 3:7-8  It’s my favorite because literally NOTHING in life matters compared to Christ. It really sets the rest of life into perspective.

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Ravioli– “because ravioli ravioli give me the formuoli” -Spongebob and Plankton

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  “AIR JORDAN!!!”

Coffee or tea?  Mountain Dew

Favorite pizza topping?  Canadian Bacon

Mariah Simonson - Lifeguard

Your Name:  Mariah Simonson

Age:  26

Nickname: MJ

Position at Camp this summer:  Lifeguard

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 7

Favorite Color:  Aqua

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  All of Luke 15! I find the parables both encouraging and challenging in my life.

Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere with good hiking!

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Sushi! It is delicious and has many options

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  For Narnia!

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni

Marissa Hinrichs - Female Staff Supervisor

Your Name: Marissa Hinrichs

Age:  25

Nickname:  Mar

Position at Camp this summer:  Female Staff Supervisor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 1

Favorite Color:  Yellow

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Romans 8:18 – I love God’s constant reminder of His grace, love, and peacefulness in a world full of uncertainty.

Favorite vacation spot:  Anywhere with woods, mountains, or lakes.

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  POPCORN – because it’s buttery & delicious.

Coffee or tea?  Coffffeeeeee

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni & extra cheese

Megan Churchwell - Counselor

Your Name:  Megan Churchwell

Age:  20

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 2

Favorite Color:  Cranberry

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Isaiah 25:1 “Lord, you are my God: I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.”

Favorite vacation spot:  Peru

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Sandwiches because you can put anything on a piece of bread and call it a sandwich

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  FOR NARNIA!!!

Coffee or tea?  Tea

Favorite pizza topping?  Cheese

Mitchell Weege - Male Lead Counselor

Your Name:  Mitchell Weege

Age: 20

Nickname: Sqweege

Position at Camp this summer:  Lead Male Counselor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 2

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Psalm 37:4-5

Favorite vacation spot:  Central Minnesota

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Cheeseburger

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?   I would start singing the first song that came to mind at that moment

Coffee or tea?  Neither…

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni

 

Molly McCann - Female Lead Counselor

Your Name:  Molly McCann

Age: 20

Position at Camp this summer:  Female Lead Counselor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  1

Favorite Color:  Sunset Pink

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Lamentations 3:22-24, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” I love how this verse focuses on the steadfastness of our God. He is new every morning, His love is as sure as the sun will rise.

Favorite vacation spot:  The mountains in Colorado

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Waffles because breakfast food is the best

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  I don’t yell…

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Plain old cheese

Noah Newbauer - Counselor

 

Your Name:  Noah Newbauer

Age:  20

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff? 3

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  James 1:1-5:19 – This section of the Bible always has a practical bite of information. Reading James is like taking a sip of tart lemonade; the first taste can be hard to swallow, but you keep coming back for another taste.

Favorite vacation spot:  Tampa, Florida

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Eye of the Tiger

Coffee or tea?  Yes, but in separate cups, heavy sugar.

Favorite pizza topping?  Chicken (Sitting on top of BBQ Sauce)

Noelle Kedrowski - Dining Hall Team Lead

Your Name: Noelle Kedrowski

Age: 19

Nickname: Ella

Position at Camp this summer: Dining Hall Team Lead

First summer on Senior Staff?  Yes

Favorite Color: Sage Green

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  “Do everything in Love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14. This is my favorite bible verse because it’s short, sweet, simple and how I seek to serve God’s kingdom.

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with good food and sunshine

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Mangos. I could eat them all day, everyday:)

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Chin up buttercup!

Coffee or tea?  Most definitely tea!

Favorite pizza topping? Pizza sauce

Noelle Rueck - Program Team Lead

Your Name:  Noelle Reuck

Age:  20

Position at Camp this summer:  Program Team Lead

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  1

Favorite Color:  Sage green

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  James 5:8. A humbling and promising verse. Not only does it remind me of the urgency of the coming of the Lord, but also reminds me to be patient as I serve our loving Creator.

Favorite vacation spot:  Israel

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Chickpeas, or a really high quality sandwich… But not together. Or together. It’d honestly be tasty either way.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  I think I left the oven on!

Coffee or tea?  Either, depends what I’m in the mood for

Favorite pizza topping?  Green Peppers

Peter Van Batavia - Counselor

Your Name:  Peter Van Batavia

Age:  18

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Light Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35; One of my most passionate beliefs about being a Christian is that we should be showing the world our faith through love. It’s a language that everyone can understand and wants to speak. Christ asks us to make love our moral priority.

Favorite vacation spot:  Any seaside coast

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Fruit pies; It’d be a short, yet blissful, life

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  REST! IN! PEACE!

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Green Peppers

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Your Name:  Rebekah Kortan

Age:  18

Nickname: Bekah

Position at Camp this summer:  Photoblogger

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Teal

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” This verse speaks to me because my family went through a lot of hardships while I was growing up, but we always got through it relying on God, knowing that he would provide. I have seen him do amazing things, and I know he has a plan for me.

Favorite vacation spot:  Colorado

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Watermelon, because it is refreshing, healthy, and delicious

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  For Jesus!

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni

Ross Wenthe - Counselor

Your Name:  Ross Wenthe

Age:  22

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  2 Corinthians 5:17.  Because it is true! I have experienced it! I have been born again!

Favorite vacation spot:  Voyagers National Park

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Venison! Because you can do so much with it! Venison Stew, Venison Steaks, Venison Chili, Venison Burgers, Venison Fajitas…

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  I LOVE YOU!!!

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Sausage

Sarah Meyer - Counselor

Your Name:  Sarah Meyer

Age:  19

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color: Purple

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Prov 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  This is my favorite Bible verse because it gives me hope and helps me to believe that God has a plan for me.

Favorite vacation spot:  On a beach at a lake

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Tater Tot Hotdish because it’s delicious and it has a variety of foods in it including vegetables and meat.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Onward!

Coffee or tea?  Neither

Favorite pizza topping?  Sausage

Simon Kimmes - Counselor

Your Name:  Simon Kimmes

Age:  17

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff? Yes

Favorite Color:  Purple

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Proverbs 8:10-11 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Because the knowledge and instruction God gives you, is infinitely more valuable than any riches you can obtain on earth.

Favorite vacation spot:  Glacier National Park-Montana or anywhere with my puppy dog, Ruby.

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Pizza Rolls – because they have all of the food groups in one handy little pocket.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Hyeeee

Coffee or tea?  I think of myself as a cold water kind of guy!

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni

Summer Lane-Rekowski - Counselor

Your Name:  Summer Lane-Rekowski

Age:  19

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

Is this your first summer on Senior Staff?  Yes

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Jeremiah 29:11 because it helped my family through a tough time in our lives.

Favorite vacation spot:  Mexico

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Shrimp because it is good and can be made in many different ways

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength

Coffee or tea?  Coffee

Favorite pizza topping?  Black Olives

View More: http://danajphoto.pass.us/tori-senior

Your Name: Tori Campbell

Position this summer: Worship Leader

Weston Wold - Counselor

Your Name:  Weston Wold

Age:  19

Position at Camp this summer:  Counselor

How many summers have you been on Senior Staff?  2

Favorite Color:  Blue

What is your favorite Bible verse?  Why?  Proverbs 27:17

“Iron Sharpens Iron and one man sharpens another.”

Favorite vacation spot:  The Caribbean

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  Canes Chicken fingers, you can never go wrong with chicken.

If you had to pick a battle cry that you would yell anytime you went in to battle, what would it be?  Yahtzee

Coffee or tea?  Neither…

Favorite pizza topping?  Pepperoni

One thought on “Meet the 2018 Summer Staff

  1. Gracie says:

    My goodness — what a beautiful and handsome bunch of servants of the Lord. I am praying that God will use each one of these wonderful young people. Thanks for the pictures and the answers to all the questions.

    Grace Pittman – Roseville, Mn.

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