Posts By: David Talbott

Redwood Society The Gift

Posted by & filed under Giving, Kindling, Redwood Society, Stories of Ministry.

On February 2, long-time Mount Hermon friend Paul Stephan went to be with the Lord. A few weeks later, we received word from his daughter Debbie that her parents had remembered Mount Hermon in their estate plans. Here’s what Debbie told us: “My mom, Betty, started coming to Mount Hermon at a very young age. […]

Ron Demolar– Pancake King and So Much More

Posted by & filed under Alumni, Kindling, Stories of Ministry.

Summer staff, intern, year–round staff, Ponderosa Lodge Director, Advancement Staff member, tour director, president of the Trustees, part of the Redwood Society; there’s hardly a category of involvement at Mount Hermon that doesn’t fit Ron Demolar, and it goes back 55 years! Ron first came on the Redwood Camp Summer Staff in 1961, and returned […]

Legacy Conference Equips Attendees for Thoughtful Giving

Posted by & filed under Creating a Legacy, LOG.

  Registrants in our annual Creating a Legacy Conference in August were pleasantly surprised to find the “Provide and Protect” track of seminars featured Dr. Charles Schultz, one of the world’s foremost authorities in helping people leave a financial legacy. Charles is President and CEO of Crescendo Interactive, the largest provider of planned giving solutions […]

Parallel Histories

Posted by & filed under Associates, Giving, Kindling, Redwood Society.

Two long histories coincide in the life of Redwood Society member Glenn Stewart of San Carlos: Mount Hermon, and the U.S. Army. At age 89, Glenn is one of the longest surviving members of the  Army during World War II, in a group known as Company L of the 96th Infantry Deadeyes Association. Glenn and […]

“Mount Hermon is our sixth child.”

Posted by & filed under Giving, Kindling, Redwood Society.

Karen O’Connor had been writing, teaching, and speaking for over 20 years when she was tapped to speak regularly at Mount Hermon’s annual Christian Writers Conference in the 1980s. She has most recently directed our mentoring tracks during the Head Start sessions. The author of over 20 books, in recent years she has focused on […]

Redwood Society Summer Celebration Marks Continued Growth

Posted by & filed under Giving, Kindling.

Membership in the Redwood Society continues to expand, and our celebration in July gave evidence to the growth to 165.  Because of the increase, we had to move the annual banquet from the Associates weekend in May to a concert weekend in July. What a great encouragement this is to the entire staff and Board […]

2013 Hymn Sing Tour

Posted by & filed under General, Kindling.

  Six generations ago, William Williams wrote “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” near Llandovery, Wales. In September, 43 of us jammed into the family room where the de facto national Welsh hymn was written, and sang it for the Williams descendants, who still live in the remote farm home. The current Williams family tend […]

Leave a Legacy to Impact Future Generations

Posted by & filed under Giving, Uncategorized.

Mount Hermon is pleased to announce the formation of the Redwood Society, dedicated to bonding together a group of special friends who have set aside a portion of their estate for the future benefit of Mount Hermon. For generations of families, Mount Hermon has formed a distinctive heritage, and over the decades numerous families have […]