|Seminar B Tuesday 11:00-12:15||Program 101||Program 201||Leadership||Food Service||Facilities||Administrative||Marketing/ Development||Guest Services||Personal Development||Potpourri|
|Seminar Title||Diversity Matters: Understanding diversity and inclusion for Christian ministry in a multicultural world||Taking your talents/God-Given gifts and turning them into strengths||A Living Case Study on Being an Executive Director, Marketing Edition||Fresh, Simple, & Delicious||Heating and cooling options- Troubleshooting||Getting Along with Prickly People||Donors who stick with you for the long term||So I Interned, now what?||Going Backwards to Go Forward||20 Tips on Working with Your Board|
|Presenter Name||Graham McKeague, Ph.D.||Paige Cornetet||Kevin VanderKlok||Krystal Kester||Jeremy Larock||Deb Pots||Andy Westmaas||Panel of former camp interns||Marcie Rahill||Rick Capozzi|
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|This session will provide an overview of the biblical/theological basis for diversity in ministry, describe current research on diversity and inclusion (including implicit bias and cultural intelligence), and present practical ways to approach diversity and inclusion work for camp ministries. Participants will gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of diversity from a Christian perspective, and how to apply current research on diversity and inclusion to ministry settings.
||Taking your talents/God-Given gifts and turning them into strengths||This session is designed for Executive Directors on topics facing our role in Christian camping. Last year we primarily discussed how to fundraise efficiently and effectively despite everything else competing for your time. This year we’ll focus on how to wear your “marketing” hat, select and implement the best marketing strategy, and stretch your marketing budget.||We will be looking at ways to incorporate fresh ingredients, in fresh ways to better serve your guests of all ages and during all seasons of the year.||Did you ever wonder why all the prickly people hang out in your office? No matter who it is - Debbie Downer, Drama Mama, Bob Bossy, or Smarty Pants - this participatory workshop will help you crack the prickly people code. Learn the sweet spot between current neuroscience and God’s word on relationships.||What is it that motivates donors to give generously over and over again?||So you're doing an internship...What's next? We'll ask a panel of former camp interns who now are FT employees (at camps, churches, etc) about what they learned, the best next steps to take, and how you can maximize your internship experience. Hosted by Internship Manager (and former intern) Jonathan Banfield||We can’t change what we are not aware of. Let’s dig deeper to explore below the iceberg of our lives. We will learn how to look at our family tree, celebrate the blessings and identify problematic patterns. How can we draw close to God when we are far away from ourselves? As we know ourselves, we will know God and love others more effectively||Perhaps you find yourself dreading going to those BOD meetings or getting nervous if you have to present at them. You know your organization needs to evolve, but sometimes it is really a challenge to get the board “on-board.” This session will provide 20 valuable tips on making the process something you and your board will look forward to.|
|Presenter Info||Graham is the associate dean of human services at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. He has been been teaching classes in the area of intercultural ministries at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary since 2014. Graham is originally from Northern Ireland and moved to the US to pursue missions work with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in California. He has a master's degree in intercultural ministries from GRTS and a PhD in higher, adult and lifelong education from Michigan State University. He is passionate about equipping churches and ministries to become more effective in cross-cultural ministry.||Chief Millennial Officer||Kevin VanderKlok is the Executive Director at GENEVA Camp and Retreat Center in Holland, MI. Before becoming Executive Director, he was the Director of Development and Marketing at GENEVA. Prior to his career in Christian camping, he worked in product development and sales for Steelcase. He and his wife, Tina, have two children. When he is not on adventures with his family, Kevin enjoys volunteering with the Center for Faithful Leadership at Hope College and the Grand Valley State University American Marketing Association Student Chapter.||Krystal Kester is the oldest of six children and proud Aunt to three nieces and six nephews, a graduate of Pensylvania Culinary Institute. She has had a wide range of career experiences including but not limited to: Baby/Pet/House Sitting, Fast Food, Dining Restaurants, Pizza Shop/Delivery, and working as a State Tested Nurse’s Aide. Krystal has been with Wanake Camp and Retreat Center since May of 2014. She began as the Summer Food Service Assistant Manager. Krystal stayed with Wanake upon being offered the year-round Food Service Manager position beginning in August of the same year. God had a plan in all of the confusion leading up to her current career path.||Deb has spoken to over 5,000 people about forgiveness, healing, and destiny. She is a speaker, author, and mentor to married couples. She and her husband Bruce lead the Marriage Ministries at their church campus. She’s a personality specialist and loves to share a bit about our quirky personalities every time she speaks. Deb lives in Rochester, Michigan. She met Bruce in a calculus class in college, which is why she thinks math is VERY romantic! Bruce and Deb’s personalities are perfectly matched; they are opposite in every way! Deb’s book, “Making Peace with Prickly People” was published in the fall of 2016. She loves to encourage and equip women for exceptional life||Vice President of Donor Engagement, Spring Hills Camps||Jonathan Banfield - Internship Manager - Grace Adventures; Abby Banfield - Program Director - Grace Adventures; Rick Jansen - Guest Services Manager - Grace Adventures; Melissa Failing - Guest Relations Coordinator - Gull Lake Ministries; Kristen Wagnerowski - Director of Pre-Teen & Middle School Ministries - St. Mark Missionary Church||Marcie has been involved in Christian camping for her entire life from junior camper to summer camp Program Director to full time staffer! She is a special education teacher by profession, have a master's degree in family and child development and is passionate about church planting, discipleship, leadership and encouraging leaders in their spiritual and emotional health. Marcie and her husband Alex recently relocated to Chicago for his new role as the National Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church, where she is involved with him in supporting and building leaders all across the country, speaking and teaching for camps and churches throughout the U.S.||Since 1991, Rick Capozzi has been delivering personal growth and development training as well as providing global marketing services. As an international speaker and consultant, he has worked with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, schools, churches and international ministries. A native of Franklin, PA, Rick also has a passion for missions, helping others with their personal growth. He has and currently serves on several educational and ministry boards including serving as the Board President of Camp Kanesatake in central Pennsylvania. His mission in life is to make a positive impact on the world by helping people realize and develop their true potential so they can live happily and positively impacting the lives of others.|