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Covenant Pines Ministries
Dave’s history with Covenant Pines goes back to 1973 when his father was hired as the first year-round employee of CPBC. Since then Dave has worked for Covenant Pines on summer staff, as a Program Director, and as the Camp Director. In the Spring of 2015, Dave was hired as the Executive Director of Covenant Pines Ministries. Dave lives in the Twin Cities with his wife Becky and his three children, Trent, Drew, and Annis.
Holly joined the CPM staff in the fall of 2019. Holly is no stranger to Covenant Pines, growing up attending the Bible Camp as a camper, jr. staffer and summer staffer. Prior to working for CPM, Holly spent five years working as the Program Director at Covenant Pines Bible Camp and two years working at Minnehaha Academy. She and her husband Miles, live in Minneapoils.
Matt White has served in a variety of camp positions covering over 20 years. A graduate of Honeyrock’s Wilderness Leadership Practicum (Wheaton College), Matt spent 6 years as a facilitator for Inter-Cultural Leadership Initiative in Northern Wisconsin. He worked two years as Camp Director of Camp Kaskitowa (MI) and Program Director of Camp Nawakwa (WI) for five years. Stepping out of camping in 2013, Matt spent a year working at Lutsen Resort. He most recently has been self-employed as a remodeler while providing hospice care for this father as well as serving as a Personal Care Assistant for his nephew.
Lina is entering her third year at AC. She came to AC through her history at Covenant Pines Bible Camp as camper, junior staff and counselor. After two years of teaching, she joined the AC team fall of 2018 as program staff. In the last year she has done most everything AC had a need for: leading trips, organizing gear, Retreats, Bobcat driving, training her new boss, running the kitchen and being up to help anybody with anything.
Covenant Pines Bible Camp
Matt joined CPBC in the fall of 2012. He is originally from just outside of Chicago, but has also lived and worked at two different Covenant camps in Michigan. He is a graduate of North Park Theological seminary and a pastor in the Covenant Church. Matt and his wife Beth have three daughters, Malin, Elsa, and Ingrid.
Natalie started the Program Director role in the Fall of 2017. She grew up on a farm near Princeton, IL with her parents, older brother and twin sister. She graduated from North Park University in Spring 2016 with a youth ministry and biblical studies degree. She also served year-round at Covenant Point Bible Camp (Iron River, MI) before coming to Covenant Pines. She served for many summers at Covenant Point and has continued to fall in love with camp and the place it provides for everyone to experience God differently. She loves coffee, any sort of game, and exploring outside. She loves seeing people fall in love with camp and seeing how God uses camp to reveal himself to us.
Scott, along with his wife Cheryl and their children, joined the Covenant Pines Staff on March 1, 2012. The Shoemaker family is well acquainted with Covenant Pines, as Scott and Cheryl served on Summer Staff and Ministry Staff in 2000-2001. Prior to coming to camp, Scott worked for Reclamation Technologies in Blaine and served as a firefighter for the City of Golden Valley. He has also owned and operated his own hardwood flooring business.
Angie joined the full time staff in 2014 as our Guest Service Director after two summers of serving as our Silver Beach Director. Angie and her husband Josh, who teaches Tech Education in McGregor, are humbled, honored, and excited to be a part of the Covenant Pines community with their 3 children, Ethan, Max, and Tessa.
Pam was introduced to Covenant Pines the summer of 2012 after feeling called to serve in camping ministry. Pam served four years on summer staff and two years on ministry staff and is now serving as the on-sight kitchen supervisor. Pam grew up in the Covenant church and went onto Covenant Bible College-Ecuador and North Park University receiving a Psychology BA degree. Pam has spent many years in ministry working with various camps and YWAM in the US and around the world.
Having grown up as a camper, Ashley served on summer staff in 2011 and 2012. After years of doing ministry in other capacities, Ashley returned to camp in the summer of 2018 to serve at Silver Beach, and has since joined the CPBC staff on Ministry Staff. It has been her joy to serve at a place that has greatly impacted her faith.
Silver Beach Family Camp
Covenant Pines Day Camp
Bill Cranford – First Covenant Church, St. Paul
Todd Joing – Wooddale Church
Sarah Verdoorn- Salem Covenant Church
Sara Sosa – Plymouth Covenant Church
Herman Saul – Crosstown Covenant Church
Tyler Klatt – Community Covenant Church, Minneapolis
Tim Gosen – Excelsior Covenant Church
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The Board of Directors consists of seven members. New members are elected at an Annual Meeting held each year in April. Members serve 3 year terms and are able to serve for two consecutive terms. Each owner church is allowed to send delegates at the Annual Meeting to vote on necessary business and elect board Members.