Meet the Summer Staff!

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Nicholas Vance (aka Mr. Shu) – Camp Program Director

What is one random fact about yourself?  “I have gone bear-watching in Alaska back-country with two priests.”
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What is your favorite part of camp?  –  “My favorite aspect of camp is creating an environment where students feel welcomed and “at-home,” knowing that they are surrounded by people who care for them and wish to introduce them to Christ.”
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What is one way you have grown and changed through Dunrovin’s programs? – “The programs at Dunrovin have made me realize that no matter how I feel about the world or people or the situations I find myself in, the change begins in me. Rather than looking out at all the issues that I face and falling into despair or telling other people to fix things, I have to realize that the real change that needs to take place first has to happen in my own heart, that unless I look on the people around me with love, I have no business trying to convince them of anything. I have to look on this world with a certain kind of love before I take up the mantle of leadership and attempt to change it.

Maria Meeds (aka Miss Rere) – DLITE Program Director

What is one random fact about yourself?  –  “I could live off of fresh mangoes for the rest of my life and be completely content. I probably wouldn’t live very long because I wouldn’t be getting proper nutrients, but I would die a happy woman.”

What is your favorite part of camp?  –  “I love seeing the joy on the faces of the campers week after week. I see God’s face in each one of them.”

What is one way you have grown and changed through Dunrovin’s programs?   –  “Being part of Dunrovin’s programs has taught me to push myself to become the best version of myself. I have become more confident in who God has made me. I am not afraid of what people will think of me as much. I am unapologetically myself. Through the leadership training and team building, I have developed my philosophy for life–Live each day to the fullest, strive to be who God had created you to be, and give all the glory to God.”


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David Maslow (aka Mr. Frodo) – Technology Counselor

What is one random fact about yourself?  “I know over ten different ways of throwing a frisbee.”

What is your favorite part of camp?  “One of my favorite parts of camp are the team building exercises. Through these, a random group of high school students becomes a team. They go from being strangers to a band of sisters and brothers.”

What is one way you have grown and changed through Dunrovin’s programs?  “Before DLITE, one of my biggest fears was public speaking. I was so afraid of it that I would go to almost any lengths to avoid it. As a part of DLITE, we had to give our testimony in front of both our DLITE team and the campers. In the days leading up to me giving my testimony, I was terrified. I had no idea how I was going to do this. The morning before, I gave my fear to the Lord through prayer, and was able to give my testimony. Through that experience of facing and overcoming my fear that once, public speaking has ceased to be a big fear for me.”

 


John Mark Sorteberg (aka Mr. Jymn) – Marketing, Social Media, Grounds Care

What is one random fact about yourself?   – “I’ve always wanted a parrot.”

What is your favorite part of camp?  – “Brownies!  Or, if you’re looking for something specifically camp-related, I just like befriending and playing with the campers.”

What is one way you have grown and changed through Dunrovin’s programs?  –  “I think I’ve become more confident in myself over the last year of being here; being in a leadership position has shown a side of me that hasn’t really been brought out before.”