By Kerry Phibbs, Associate Director of Advancement
Dan and Linda Williams have blessed and impacted this ministry and our guests, day-in and day-out, since 1990.
Shortly after getting married in 1981, they joined Campus Crusade for Christ in San Bernardino. Dan served in the tech services department as the manager of the carpenters and painters. Linda worked in various departments until their first child was born in 1986. After their second child was born, Linda was getting used to the idea of staying, but Dan sensed that they needed to seek God’s guidance for another direction, so they did.
They visited Mount Hermon for the first time, just after the 1989 earthquake. There were no jobs at the time, but five months later, the phone rang, and the rest is history.
Dan and Linda both serve in their sweet spots. They are so good at what they do! Dan is our maintenance manager, overseeing the maintenance team and keeping roads, water, and over 100 buildings up and running.
Dan was given some godly counsel from a Campus Crusade mentor many years ago, to learn from the most experienced men on the crew. He’s combined that advice, along with his natural ability, to build and develop and lead his team. He enjoys bringing together the different personalities, skills, and passions of the men on the maintenance crew to serve the Lord, the guests, and fellow staff here at Mount Hermon.
Linda’s love of the outdoors and her heart for inviting others into God’s creation led her to Mount Hermon’s Adventure/Recreation ministry. Whether it’s leading a canopy tour, doing team building, or being a guide on mountain bike rides, she enjoys the opportunity to see others challenged and overcome obstacles that open them up to see God in different ways. Her gift for coordinating projects involving multiple departments creates a win-win for everyone.
Outside of Mount Hermon, Linda loves adventuring on her bike and gardening. She enjoys feeding
and identifying birds—she’s a bit
of an ornithologist!
Dan enjoys remodeling their Mount Hermon home and also volunteers
with Santa Cruz County Search
and Rescue team.
They have four adult children: Rachel 30, Eric 28, Annie 26, and Jordan 18. All of the Williams’ kids have served on staff in some capacity. God has blessed Dan and Linda with two beautiful grandchildren, whom they love to visit.
What’s new on the horizon for Dan and Linda?
Linda is being trained as a bike mechanic so she can help maintain the bike fleet for our Adventure/Recreation program. She’s continuing to develop her coaching skills as a Redwood Canopy Tour trainer and mountain bike coach.
Dan is in the process of rebuilding parts of the maintenance crew, as several positions are available for hire. They would appreciate your prayers for each of them in their professional roles, plus insight as they continue to learn the “art of parenting adult children.”
We are truly blessed to have Dan and Linda as a part of our Mount Hermon staff. They have generous hearts for this ministry and are also a long-time part of our Associates family!