Ever since he was 7 years old and attended Kids Camp, Tate Randall has maintained that Covenant Pines Bible Camp is his favorite place on Earth.
Since that day in 1997, Tate has made the trip into the Minnesota wilderness almost every summer of his life to spend a week at his second home. For the past six summers, we have been blessed to have him as part of our Summer Staff. He has served in a variety of roles: a counselor, Worship Director, Day Camp Coordinator, and Audio/Visual Tech.
We were excited that Tate was interested in pursuing camp ministry after he graduated from UW-La Crosse with a degree in Education. So Tate was hired to join the Covenant Pines team as a seasonal intern last year.
This past January Camp Director, Matt Braun, approached Tate with the idea of creating a new full-time Marketing position at camp. Tate was very interested and in July it was made official. Tate will help create promotional materials, develop our website, manage our social media, and bring new groups to camp.
Tate has this to say about his new position:
“I believe in the power of Covenant Pines. This is the first place where I had a significant encounter with Jesus and it changed my life. God continues to do that here for many people, every year, in every season of ministry. I think this new position boils down to one goal: bring more people to camp. It’s not about not about money, it’s not about bigger retreats, and it’s not even about relaxing or having fun. I want to bring more people to camp because, when you’re here, you will experience the love of Christ. Some days I can’t believe that God has put me here for this. I’m so excited! And I should probably say something like…follow us on Instagram or Twitter! Or like us on facebook! Or how about all three?”
It’s our hope that this new role will help create more effective communication with our Churches, bring new groups to camp, and keep us engaged with campers and guests throughout every season of the year.