High School Program Coordinator
On Staff since 2012
Phone: (715) 479-7474 x272
- B.S. in Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2009
Here at HoneyRock, I’m the Adventure Ministry Program (AMP) Coordinator. One of my main responsibilities is discipling college students using the context of outdoor ministry, particularly HoneyRock’s 2:22 program. As the name implies, a lot of AMP revolves around the idea of adventure, specifically in the wilderness setting.
I’m a native Wisconsinite who grew up in a family that loved me and loved Jesus and showed me what it looks like to follow Him. My mom always tells me that she’s happy I’ve found people to go on adventures with—it means she doesn’t have to!
I got my foot into the camp world in 2009, when I spent the summer working as a counselor at a youth camp in northern Wisconsin. The experience involved pouring myself into the lives of kids of all ages and wondering (often) just what I had gotten myself into.
That winter, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Secondary Education, but found myself drawn more and more to the world of outdoor ministry. After spending a second summer working as a counselor, I plunged full-time into the world of camp and have never looked back.
What gets me excited about camp ministry are the glimpses it offers of life in the kingdom; of what it means to grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” Camp has been utterly formational in my understanding of so much of what it means to follow Jesus; of what identity and community and grace look like in the light of the love of Jesus Christ.
The heart of why I do what I do starts from the belief that God speaks to us in our brokenness. He calls to us with words that say: You are mine. I have not forgotten. You are not forsaken. And you are so, so loved.
For me, ministry is trying to be that voice to others.