Emily graduated from Longwood University as a Liberal Studies major with a concentration in Leadership Studies. She grew up in Sterling, VA and heard about Ligonier Camp through her fellow intern and high school friend, Derek Smith. Her love of the Lord, passion for leadership and team building, and experiences with camps and adventure facilitation all lead her to seek out the internship at LCCC, where she can combine all of her gifts into one position. She is excited to live and work in a Christ-centered community, while honing her facilitation and leadership skills, especially as she considers working full-time in leadership development, camping or outdoor adventure education in the future. She loves photography, hammocking, blogging, drinking coffee and dancing in the car–a skill that will certainly come in handy on long promotional road trips!
Tim grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and is a graduate of Messiah College with a major in Adventure Education. An avid outdoorsman, Tim grew up exploring the outdoors with his family and attending camps with the Boy Scouts of America. He’s served at LCCC for four summers as a Wilderness Counselor, Lakefront Staff Member, and as a Next Level Counselor. Additionally, he has worked in a variety of other fields including food service, painting, and working in retail at Cabela's, Inc. Tim loves being able to serve in a variety of ways at LCCC, and takes advantage of every opportunity to enjoy being in God’s creation. He loves hiking, paddling, and otherwise spending time outdoors. Tim hopes to see his skill sharpened–from facilitating to living in community–and has a desire to use those skills wherever God is calling him next.
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.”
Jordan grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated in May of 2016 from James Madison University with a degree in Psychology. Jordan is part of a long legacy attached to LCCC, as she is the fourth generation from her family to come to attend. She’s been a camper, a CIT, a counselor, and most recently spent the summer of 2016 as the Program Director. These experiences all culminated in her answering the call to intern at LCCC, where she is excited to be developed spiritually, personally, and professionally as she discerns what’s next in her life–whether that be international missions, counseling or leadership development. When she’s not perfecting her lunchtime announcements or teaching kids how to play Goldrush, Jordan enjoys horseback riding, singing, crafting and cooking.
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.