Get Ready for Summer 2021 at Mount Hermon!

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Get Ready for Summer 2021 at Mount Hermon!

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Our Mission

To proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior, teach the authoritative Word of God, and serve His church in our nation and throughout the world.

Founded in 1906 as the first Christian Camp west of the Mississippi our founders had a vision to share Jesus with a broken and hurting world. This original vision is alive and well at Mount Hermon today and is expressed in our Core Values.

Our Core Values

Authentic

We align our faith, passion, attitude and conduct, drawing closer to Jesus in humility and transparency.

Grace-Filled

We share redemptive, restorative and abundant love that is kind and patient in application.

Relational

We engage in purpose, deep and enduring relationships as an intentional, Christ-like community.

Excellent

We work individually and collectively to achieve the highest quality for the best Kingdom outcomes.

Mount Hermon

Statement of Beliefs

  1. We believe in the verbal and complete inspiration by God of the original writings of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
  2. We believe in God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man.
  4. We believe the Holy Spirit is God, at work in the world to execute all divine activity and, especially, to reveal Jesus Christ and to glorify Him.
  5. We believe man was created in the image of God and is loved by Him, but through sinful inheritance and choice, is alienated, separated from God and under His righteous judgment.
  6. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary and complete sacrifice, and that all who repent and believe in Him are justified, wholly apart from human merit and works, on the ground of His shed blood and resurrection.
  7. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
  8. We believe in the second, visible and personal coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to establish His worldwide Kingdom on the earth.
  9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the saved and the everlasting separation from God of the unsaved.
  10. We believe all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and members of the body of Christ, the one true Church, whose life is visibly expressed wherever even two or three are gathered together in Christ’s name.
  11. We believe the Christian life is not a reformation, but a transformation, in which Christ Himself relives His life through the believer’s whole being. Such a life will be pre-eminently characterized by love, truth and purity.
  12. We believe the Church is commissioned to evangelize the world by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord, and by living as His servants among men.

Audited Financials

We know it’s important to you that your gift to Mount Hermon is used effectively which is why we steward God’s resources wisely and transparently.
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Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with full approval from our auditor and board of directors, the 2019 financial audit has been postponed.

 

Leadership

In pursuit of its Mission, Mount Hermon’s leadership model involves its Staff Executive Team, Board of Directors, and Trustees seeking God’s will together. The Board of Directors provides oversight to the policy and financial integrity of the ministry. Members serve a three year term and are eligible for appointment to three consecutive terms. Our Trustees are responsible for providing oversight to the spiritual integrity of the ministry. They have a lifetime appointment.

Staff Executive Team

Mike Romberger

CEO / President

Mike grew up in La Crescenta, CA, located in the Southern California foothills close to Pasadena. He began coming to Mount Hermon’s Family Camps as a six year old boy with his parents and three siblings, and has rarely missed any summers in fifty years. Mike is married to Jane and they have four children, a son-in-law, and one grandchild. Previous to leading Mount Hermon, Mike was the Senior Pastor of churches in Littleton, Colorado, and Chino Hills, California, covering twenty-four years. Mike arrived as Mount Hermon’s President/CEO in May of 2015.


Mike Romberger
Mike Romberger

CEO / President
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Jeremy Bentley
Jeremy Bentley

VP of Programs
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Bryan Hayes
Bryan Hayes

VP of Finance and Administration
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Bill Fernald
Bill Fernald

VP of Guest Care and International Ministries
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J.R. Loofbourrow
J.R. Loofbourrow

VP of Advancement
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Nate Pfefferkorn
Nate Pfefferkorn

VP of Strategy and Adventure
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Mike Romberger

Mike Romberger

CEO / President

Mike grew up in La Crescenta, CA., located in the Southern California foothills close to Pasadena. He began coming to Mount Hermon’s Family Camps as a six year old boy with his parents and three siblings, and has rarely missed any summers in fifty years. Mike is married to Jane and they have four children, a son-in-law and one grandchild. Previous to leading Mount Hermon, Mike was the Senior Pastor of churches in Littleton, Colorado, and Chino Hills, California, covering twenty-four years. Mike arrived as Mount Hermon’s President/CEO in May of 2015.

Jeremy Bentley

Jeremy Bentley

VP of Programs

Jeremy grew up on the beautiful central coast of California, and began attending Mount Hermon when he was just a few weeks old. For the last 20 years, Jeremy has served primarily in non-profit ministry capacities, most recently serving as the Family Ministry Pastor at a large church in the Denver area, and before that serving on the senior leadership team of Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, in North Carolina. Jeremy joined the team at Mount Hermon in 2016 and gives oversight to the summer camp ministries of Family Camp, Redwood Camp, and Ponderosa Lodge, the Audio/Video ministry, and approximately 30 other Mount Hermon sponsored weekend ministry retreats and events.

Bryan Hayes

Bryan Hayes

VP of Finance and Administration

Bryan grew up in the Rocky Mountains in Littleton, CO and made the move to Mount Hermon as a senior in High School (and still counting the years). Mount Hermon was a place his family would enjoy over the years beginning at age six. Throughout the college years, he worked each summer on summer staff at Ponderosa Lodge and fell in love with serving Jesus Christ in a camp setting. These formative years had such an impact on his life that after an initial career in business, felt God’s call into full-time camping ministry in 1992 and served as the Director of Marketing at Mount Hermon. Prior to returning to Mount Hermon in his current role overseeing finance, human resources, facilities, and business administration in 2016, Bryan served as Executive Director of Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center for 18 years. Bryan is married to his camp sweetheart Patty and have two grown children, Kristin and Carter.

Bill Fernald

Bill Fernald

VP of Guest Care and International Ministries

Bill grew up among the rolling hills of Vacaville, CA, and joined the Conference Center Summer Staff in 1995 as the summer Activities Director. Bill's adventure in Christian camping began in 1990 at Sugar Pine Christian Camps, serving on the summer Program Team and a short time on year-round staff before coming over to Mount Hermon. After serving in many roles through the years at Mount Hermon, Bill currently oversees the directors of Reservations and Event Services team, Food Services, Accommodations, and Volunteers. In addition to being passionate about hospitality and guest care, Bill has also followed the Lord’s calling to collaborate and partner in ministry with churches and camp ministries internationally.

J.R. Loofbourrow

J.R. Loofbourrow

VP of Advancement

J.R. grew up in Delaware, Ohio coming to the west coast to attend Westmont College in 1978. After a 15-year career in the financial services industry in Southern California, J.R. answered the Lord’s call to serve on Mount Hermon’s Advancement Team in 1997. He has led Mount Hermon’s ministry of advancement for over 20 years.

Nate Pfefferkorn

Nate Pfefferkorn

VP of Strategy and Adventure

Nate grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has happily made Mount Hermon home for the last 10 years. He's focused his ministry on Christian Camping for most of his career, initially working wilderness programs with at risk youth then directing summer camp programs and outdoor science schools. After a five year foray into adventure course construction and corporate team development, Nate joined the Mount Hermon team in 2010. He currently oversees diverse ministry teams responsible for Mount Hermon Adventures, Outdoor Science School, Kidder Creek as well as the Marketing department.

 

Board of Directors

Rick Alvord, Chair

Monique Birch

Bill Butterworth

John Cadeddu

Phil Gregory, Treasurer

Liz Hammer, Vice Chair

Andy Haussler

Katie Keil

Randy Singley, Secretary

Mark Spurlock

Paul Tiao

 

Trustees

Ron Demolar, Chair

Suzanne Cairns-Welti

Robin Faisant

Gary Gaddini

Cory Ishida

René Schlaepfer

Robin Spurlock

Steve Zeisler

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J.R. Loofbourrow

J.R. Loofbourrow

Vice President of Advancement

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Kerry Phibbs

Kerry Phibbs

Director of Donor Care
 

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Andrew Summers

Andrew Summers

Director of Advancement Strategy

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Topher Matson

Topher Matson

Director of Strategic Funding

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Mount Hermon is a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Financial Statements are available upon written request.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with full approval from our auditor and board of directors, the 2019 financial audit has been postponed.