Exciting things are happening at Mount Hermon this fall! This morning, we just commissioned 15 brand new interns who will serve here at Mount Hermon during 2010-2011. This means that we have 2 new interns in the Youth and Young Adult Ministries department.
We recently said goodbye to Tyler Orender and Kelsey Paterson who have served Mount Hermon faithfully. Tyler is taying on at Mount Hermon and working in our Outdoor Science program up at Ponderosa and Kelsey has moved down to San Diego to be an Assistant Resident Director at Point Loma Nazarene University. The part of our intern program that is difficult is saying “goodbye” to people who are close to your heart. The good part, however, is welcoming new interns!
Shane Henning is, by no means, a new face to Mount Hermon. This past year, Shane was an intern in the graphics department. Shane actually helped to create our two “Once Upon Derosa” trailers released to promo this past summer. He also was on summer staff at Ponderosa as the Activities Director. Shane is from Indiana and graduated from Taylor University. He believes so much in the ministry of Mount Hermon that he has been on summer staff at Ponderosa for the past 4 years. He is incredibly creative and loves ministering to high school students. I think Shane would be a career summer camp counselor if it was at all possible!
Abbie Riley comes to us from Sambica, a camp in Washington. The past 2 years, she has served on staff at Sambica directing their Emerging Leadership Intensive Training Experience which includes both summer and year-round camps for youth. She loves students and is passionate about camping ministry. She came to Mount Hermon to, in her own words, “learn from a camp that reaches over 60,000 people a year…at multiple sites.” Abbie graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Corporate Communication.
I am looking forward to an amazing year of serving Jesus and loving students with both Abbie and Shane. I can’t wait for you to meet them! If you’re in the area, stop by and say “hi.”