Jake and Liz will be joining our team here at Bethany Camp in June of 2017. Jake and Liz are both graduates of Davis College. Jake has extensive ministry experience as a youth pastor and ministry leader. Liz has a long history at Bethany Camp as she was a camper, work staff, counselor and supervisor. Jake and Liz will head up the supervision of all facets of the camp program. Jake and Liz have a deep passion for discipleship and mentoring and we are excited to see how God will use them here into the future.
This spring, Shaun Jaquith, whom has been serving all fall and winter as a volunteer, will be taking over the food service responsibilities.
Thayne and Joy Bodenmiller will be moving to camp as full time volunteers. They have agreed to serve through this coming fall with the potential of longer term. Thayne served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Westfield, NY for nearly 30 years. Their servants hearts are their greatest assets, but we are certainly looking forward to the many ways they will assist us throughout this time of transition.
Every organization has their very own honorary staff members, who although are volunteers give unselfishly of their time and effort for the benefit of the ministry. Bethany Camp is no exception to this scenario. Above are the two permanent volunteer staff members that have blessed our camp and an immeasurable amount of people through their service.
Wally is the ever-handy man who will tackle any task given to him with precision and ease. He is always ready for a new challenge. Whether it's cleaning the cabins or washing the dishes he is willing to handle it. Wally experiential background ranges from owning and operating a successful insurance agency in addition to co-owing an onion packaging plant.
Donna is the camp's Office Manager, in charge of finances, bookkeeping, and any other office details that need taken care of. Her attention to detail and experience with numbers and finances make her the perfect fit for the job! She is even part of our Quirky Hobbies retreat here at camp, enjoying her hobbies of scrapbooking and even spending time with her grandchildren during those times.
We are so grateful for Wally and Donna and their service here with us since 2009.