We had another great summer at Red Willow as we went through some crazy things! This year’s summer staff not only handled the chaos of the storms and over 50 downed and broken trees, but did it all while sharing God’s love with hundreds of campers. Cole, Rick and DeAnna have settled into their new positions nicely (and by settled, I mean they hit the ground running and haven’t really stopped). We say goodbye to Julie as office Manager (but we’ll still be seeing her around) and welcome in Bette Shipley! Keep praying for Red Willow as we move into the fall that we may continue to serve God in all that we do. Also, come visit! Red Willow Bible Camp can be your place to get away from the distractions of life and connect with God in a beautiful setting (and in my opinion, fall is the most beautiful time here).
It is with great joy that DeAnna and I have accepted the call to serve as your Executive Director and Food Service Director at Red Willow Bible Camp. We look forward to experiencing all the traditions, people, and events that make Red Willow such a vital part of the spiritual life of the Eastern North Dakota Synod. I have been involved in outdoor ministry for over 30 years; as a camper, summer staff, weekly Bible Study leader, and full time staff. DeAnna has joined me in serving at a previous camp as the Food Service and Hospitality Director.
We believe that outdoor ministry plays a key role, along with congregations, in the spiritual, social, and personal growth of children, youth, and adults in deepening their faith and their relationship with their Creator and his Creation. Over 50% of pastors and full-time church workers can point to an experience in an outdoor ministry setting that helped them in their journey to serve God and his Church.
DeAnna and I have been married almost 25 years and have two adult sons. Our oldest, Adam, served 4 years in the USMC and was stationed in Okinawa for two years, Ben our youngest is currently serving in the USMC at Okinawa. Our third child is Mac, a mixed breed dog who has brought much joy into our lives.
Please feel free to reach out to us and tell us your story.
The Run-Walk-Pray course will navigate through part of the over 500 beautiful acres owned by Red Willow Ministries. The terrain includes some uneven ground, mini-hills, and a gravel road. Proceeds will benefit programs and activities of Red Willow Ministries.
If you are up for a challenge or just want to enjoy nature at its finest; reserve your spot on the starting line today! Registrations are also welcome on race day – but to be ensured a race day shirt, please consider pre-registration.