Katie comes to LCCC by way of Manassas, VA, and is a recent graduate of the University of Mary Washington where she earned degrees in International Affairs and History. She’s spent a number of years at Ligonier as a camper, CIT, and counselor. She has experiences working as a campus tour guide, interning at an international microfinance non-profit, and she spent two summers as a Historic Interpreter for the Manassas Museum System. Katie came to know the Lord during her time as a camper, and knows first-hand the transformative power of the ministry of LCCC. That love, as well as a calling towards international non-profit work and ministry, gave her the desire to join our team for the internship experience. Katie is a self-confessed bookworm who loves to read all the time. She also enjoys hiking, singing, and “baking lots of desserts that aren’t good for me.”
Derek hails from Sterling, VA and graduated in May from James Madison University with a degree in Marketing. He came to LCCC for the first time as a leader with his church, Riverside Presbyterian, while attending the OTE program. Since then, he’s put in three summers on staff–two as a wilderness counselor, and one as the Next Level and OTE Director. He loves the community at camp, where everyone points one another back to Christ in both good and bad situations. He wants to spend the year discerning how to best use his gifts professionally, as well as picking up as many new life skills as possible including hunting, welding and woodworking. He loves to play sports, hike, and is a particularly skilled wood burner.
Tyler comes to Ligonier Camp from Medina, Ohio. He graduated from Hocking Tech where he studied Eco-tourism Adventure Travel. Three years ago, the Lord called Tyler to be a member of the LCCC maintenance staff for a summer that changed his life forever: that summer, he encountered Jesus in a powerful way. He spent the next two summers on staff–one as a counselor and the other as the CIT Director. His love of the outdoors and God’s creation, as well seeing people being transformed by camp led Tyler to join our year-round staff as an intern. When he’s not in the kitchen experimenting, Tyler enjoys birding, hiking, backpacking, and roasting his own coffee. He’s excited about using this experience of service to see where the Lord will call him to next.