Get To Know The Staff: Rachel Rogers

RogersAs the official start of the Delanco Camp summer nears, we thought we’d like to get to know the staff just a little bit better. Here are some questions, ranging from goofy to informative, we have asked the staff. Enjoy! Last but not least is Rachel Rogers, our communications intern this summer.

Name: Rachel Rogers
Job on staff this summer: communication intern
Years attending camp: 2001-2010
Years on summer staff: 2011-2013
High school, college and/or seminary: University of Charleston
Home church: Tabernacle United Methodist, Tabernacle NJ
Favorite Delanco Camp memory: first time seeing Tenth Ave in 2004
If you had to choose one thing to complete from your bucket list right now, what would you choose? Live on a tropical island, not work, live off the land, and spend all my time outside
If you could travel to any era in history, which would you travel to and why? 1912 to see the Titanic in all her glory and be a part of the prospering generation before the Great Depression
If you had the power to transform yourself into an animal, which would you choose and why? Sea turtle, they live so long and get to spend their lives in warm oceans and on the beach
When you were growing up, what household chore did you absolutely loathe? Cleaning my room
Name a Bible verse that speaks most to where you in life at this point in time: James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when facing trials of many kinds for you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Briefly explain to us your testimony. I was raised in a Christian home, church every week, both parents Sunday school teachers and mom a youth group leader. In 2001 I started going to Delanco Camp and in July of 2004 I was saved at camp. In the years since I have had my ups and downs but continued going to camp every summer trying to keep on that spiritual high growing in my faith. In 2011 I went to Greater New Jersey Annual Conference and felt the call to ministry. I spent a year trying to figure out what to do about my calling. I switched schools and got in connection with a great Deacon of the UMC. After a lot of consideration I have decided to go to seminary after my undergrad and pursue ministry with a focus in youth.

Get To Know The Staff: Ashley Creary

AshleyAs the official start of the Delanco Camp summer nears, we thought we’d like to get to know the staff just a little bit better. Here are some questions, ranging from goofy to informative, we have asked the staff. Enjoy! Next is Ashley Creary, our video intern this summer.

Name: Ashley Creary
Nickname: Ash
Job on staff this summer: Intern
Years attending camp: None
Years on summer staff: None, first year!
High school,college, and/or seminary: St.Dominic Academy High school, Bloomfield College.
Home Church: Grove Reformed Church
Favorite Delanco Camp memory: Never experienced one. Being a part of Delanco for the first time.
One thing to choose off my bucket list would be is to travel the world.
If I could travel to an era in history, it would be World War II. Because, so many traumatic events occurred including the Holocaust. I would want to know why an event like that had to happen.
If i had the power to transform myself into an animal, it would be a horse. A horse is such powerful and majestic creature. A horse can be useful for many tasks but it has a very tender spirit.
Growing up, a household chore I absolutely loathed was cleaning the dishes.
Bible verse: Psalm 23:6 – Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
My testimony is growing up I’ve always had a strong foundation in Christ because of my mom. But, my faith in Christ has been strengthen because of going through with family issues. My father is a diabetic and he had his right foot amputated due to his illness. He hasn’t been home since October of 2010. During that time, It was a trial and tribulation for me while being in college. However, I prayed to the Lord and discovered my current home church. In the end, I’ve came out victorious and stronger in my faith.  

Get To Know the Staff: Caitlin Pettit

CaitlinAs the official start of the Delanco Camp summer nears, we thought we’d like to get to know the staff just a little bit better. Here are some questions, ranging from goofy to informative, we have asked the staff. Enjoy! Next is Caitlin Pettit, our assistant cook for the summer.

Name: Caitlin Pettit

Nickname: Caiti P, 57

Job on staff this summer: assistant cook

Years attending camp: 17

Years on summer staff: 5

High school, college and/or seminary: Millville Senior High School, Cumberland County College, Thomas Edison State College

Home church: Wellspring Church

Favorite Delanco Camp memory: late night hang out nights with Tenth Ave, specifically when Katey Bartie was teaching them step.

If you had to choose one thing to complete from your bucket list right now, what would you choose? Opening my own Christian preschool.

If you could travel to any era in history, which would you travel to and why? I would like to go back to the Garden of Eden with the knowledge I have now. Not to change things, but just to talk face to face with God about what is going on now.

If you had the power to transform yourself into an animal, which would you choose and why? I would want to be a a dog because they are practically humans with fur.

When you were growing up, what household chore did you absolutely loathe? Putting my clothes away. To this day that is the chore I still hate.

Name a Bible verse that speaks most to where you in life at this point in time: “For they intended to harm you, but God intended it for good, for what is now being accomplished the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20

Briefly explain to us your testimony: Grew up in a home that went to church, but that was the extent of our Christian experience. It was at camp at nine years old that I learned that God wants a personal relationship with me and accepted him as savior. Since then I have tried to live my life for Him but have hit rocky parts along the way. The good news is that even in those rocky times God was still there and he has redeemed my life.