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Camping leader announces retirement

Posted by eric 2 weeks, 6 days ago

After 16 years serving camping in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, preceded by 21 years of parish and camping ministry in the Northeast, Rev. Lisa Jean Hoefner, Executive Director of Camp and Retreat Ministries, has announced her retirement to the Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries.

Hoefner will continue to serve through April of 2015. This will give the board time to conduct a national level search for a replacement, and allow for transition before the busy summer camping season.

Click here to read the whole article, written by Camp and Retreat Ministries board chair, Rev. Karen Nelson.

Click here to view full PDF of the executive director job description.

Brian McLaren on the Importance of Camping

Posted by eric 4 months ago

During the Saturday Session with Brian McLaren at the 2014 Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, Rev. Kevin Witt, the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministry Executive for the General Board of Discipleship, asked him to elaborate on his comments about church camp.

Click the image below to see video of McLaren's Response:

McLaren Camping Video

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Time to Grow: A Retrospective

Posted by eric 4 months ago

At this year's United Methodist Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference session we celebrated the culmination of the Time to Grow capital campaign.  Here’s a recap on the progress made in this campaign and the remaining projects that will remain after the public face of the campaign has ended.


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