For the past several months Covenant Pines has been searching for a new Program Director to organize and lead the summer program as well as the Fall & Winter retreats.
Camp Director, Matt Braun, along with Executive Director, Bruce Peterson, have selected Holly Larson to fill this role. Holly says that she is “very excited and humbled about the opportunity I have to serve God, camp and people at Covenant Pines Bible Camp.”
The rest of the Pines staff are very excited to keep Holly at camp in this full-time role. The end of this summer as well as our upcoming retreats are sure to be a blast with Holly’s creativity, motivating spirit, and her amazing singing voice while doing dishes.
“Camping ministry over many years has become a huge passion in my life, and I am looking forward to continue to put my passion to good use.” ~Holly Larson
Growing up as Covenanter in the Twin Cities, Holly was all but required to attend Covenant Pines as soon as she was able to do so. In 1997, six-year-old Holly Larson stepped off the bus and into her first experience at camp. Her passion for this ministry has been growing ever since. She continued to attend every single summer and even applied for our Junior Staff program while she was in High School. Using her experience as a Junior Staffer, she applied for a Summer Staff position after her first year of college. After two summers of running the Craft Hall and two summers of being the Summer Program Director, Holly could not help but consider the possibility of full-time camp ministry after graduating from Bethel University. While praying and discerning about how to best use her degree in Education and her skills in programming, God made it clear that He wanted her to give camp a try.
For the past two years, Holly has served as the Assistant Program Director, learning the ins and outs of Covenant Pines and increasing her love for the ministry of both summer camps and retreats. When the Program Director position opened up, Holly once again turned to prayer in order to discern God’s desire for her life and the Camp leadership did the same. A few weeks ago, the decision was made.