We are 2 weeks into our virtual camp experience, and we need to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to the adults who have stepped up and stepped into our program. These amazing volunteers have been leading our small groups, and they've been doing a terrific job. As most of you probably know by now, there are only 4 of us on staff. We couldn't create the amazing and fun program we have without other people on our team. So please allow me to introduce some of our teammates who aren't on camp with us, but are major contributors to our program.
First off we have Father Charlie Knuth. This past April, Fr. Charlie became the 2nd rector of All Saints' Whitefish/Columbia Falls. He has settled into the Flathead Valley with his wife, the Rev’d Mikayla Dunfee, and their dog, Luya. He loves to experiment with prayer and different spiritual practices and gets a huge charge out of talking with youth about how they connect with God. He's been leading our high school small group.
Next up with have Sierra Crandell. Sierra is a 2nd grade teacher in Aurora Colorado. She is 24 years old and has 2 cats. In fact she's a self proclaimed 'crazy cat lady!' Sierra is passionate about life and it shines through the computer screen in our meetings. She's been leading our high school small group.
Our final installment of this shout out goes to the Rev. Mikayla Dunfee. For the last couple years she's lived in the Reno-Tahoe area, where she served as Program Director and Resident Chaplain at Camp Galilee (Lake Tahoe), and Canon for Education at Trinity Cathedral, Reno. She was ordained a priest 4 years ago in South Dakota, where she served her first 2 years as a priest on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Camp, monasteries, ecumenical ventures, big open spaces, diverse cultures, reconciliation, and the Great Commission have always fired Mikayla up for work. She is the proud mother of one dog, Luya, and the stepmother to a betta fish, Raphael... oh and wife to Charlie, the new rector of All Saints, Columbia Falls/Whitefish. She's been leading our elementary school small group.
We are humbled and grateful for your help to our program and to God's Kingdom! Thank you so much!