Highlights from UMCamping

The Holy Spirit is not the only thing moving at United Methodists Camps in Michigan.

Judson Collins Director Takes New Post

After 10 years as Director of Judson Collins Center, Sarah Ratz has accepted a position as Camp Retreat Center Director at Beersheba Springs United Methodist Assembly in Tennessee beginning in early September.

“Sarah approached her role at Judson Collins with energy and a true passion for outdoor ministry. She will be missed,” said Rev. George Ayoub, Executive Director of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping. “We wish her well in her new endeavor.”

Sarah reflected positively on her time at Judson Collins. “When I came to Judson Collins, I knew I was home and have loved serving here. God has prepared me for a new path, and I believe that God is preparing someone new who will bring their own amazing gifts to Judson Collins Center.”

A farewell is being held Sunday September 3rd, at Springville UMC from 2-5pm. The church is located at 10341 Springville Hwy, Onsted, MI 49265; (517) 467-4471.

Wishes may be sent no later than September 2nd to: Sarah Ratz, Judson Collins Center, 1000 Hane Hwy., Onsted, MI 49265.


Camp offices officially moved

Camping Ministry offices have been consolidated, though personnel are presently working in two locations.

Michigan Area United Methodist Camping operations are now officially based at a Central Office : 2307 West Maple Road, St. Johns, MI 48879.

The Summer Camp Registrar continues work in Grand Rapids: P. O. Box 120007, Grand Rapids, MI 49258-0007.


Read more at UMCAMPING.org.
Read the August 2017 Camping Newsletter.



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