Our Mission

To provide a place for all people to experience God through renewal, discovery, and hospitality.

 

How we live it

Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Massanetta Springs provides an environment in which our guests can renew themselves with positive programming, discover themselves through serenity and natural beauty and experience Christian hospitality that is truly heartfelt.

Whether you experience Massanetta through one of our programs, a group event, family reunion, corporate retreat, summer camp or other programming, you will be graciously welcomed and served by our committed staff. Located within a few minutes’ drive of Harrisonburg, Virginia and I-81, Massanetta is the perfect combination of convenience and seclusion.

 
 
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Explore all that Massanetta Springs has to offer.

 
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Hospitality is everything to our staff.

Massanetta Springs is a sacred place. We are here to serve you as you experience God’s grace and hospitality.

 
 
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Executive Director

rev. clayton rascoe ▸

Clayton was born in Newport News, VA, but was raised in Apex, NC where he attended the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC. It was on ski trips with the Kirk’s youth group that Clayton first came to Massanetta Springs in the 1990’s. Clayton holds a BS degree in Secondary History Education from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. Clayton has been ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since December 2003. Clayton’s calls prior to Massanetta Springs were to serve the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina as their Associate for Outdoor Ministries (2003-2007), Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly as Chaplain Program Director (2007-2013) and Calvin Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, VA as Designated Pastor (2014-2016). Clayton has also been an active member of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association since 2003, and served on its board from 2013-2015.

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Director of AdminIstration

BILL VANCE ▸

Bill has been the Director of Administration for Massanetta Springs since 2005. Bill has a BS in Business Administration; Economics and an MA in Christian Education.

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Acting Director of Programs

HANNAH ALTMAN ▸

Hannah joined the Massanetta team in January of 2018 and has primary responsibility for all Massanetta programs. She is a former camper and counselor at Camp Massanetta, and has attended the Bible and Church Music Conference with her family since she was very young. In addition to her personal connection, she brings a wealth of educational and professional experience to this position. She is a graduate in geography and music from the University of Mary Washington, and is currently enrolled as a Master of Divinity Student at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

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Reservations Coordinator

RACHAEL BRANNOCK ▸

Rachael was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating from Warren County High School, Rachael attended Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. There she earned her BA in graphic design with emphasis in marketing in the spring of 2011. Shortly after, she became the Group Service Coordinator for Hawks Nest State Park until moving back home in late 2013. Rachael enjoys spending her free time with her daughter Natalee and their two dogs Keeno and Meika. Rachael joined our staff in September 2016.

 
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Dining Services Manager

DAVID CRULL ▸

David has been the Dining Services Manager since 1995. Prior to that he was a manager for the Sodexo Corporation at Sandy Springs Friends School in Maryland and Eastern Mennonite University. David graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a BA in History Education and is also a licensed Realtor in Virginia. He enjoys reading, traveling, and cruising in his 1972 Ford LTD. David, his wife, Lynette, and daughter, Denae, reside in Harrisonburg, VA.

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Facility Services Coordinator

CLARENCE WHITNEY ▸

Clarence was born and raised in Harrisonburg, VA where he graduated from Harrisonburg High School. He attended Hagerstown College in Maryland and was on the basketball team. Clarence moved to Greensboro, NC where he worked at United Child Development Services as a maintenance and substitute bus driver. After moving back home, he worked for R.R. Donnelly as a crew leader and with Paul Davis Restoration where he received his certificate in water damage restoration and floor cleaning. Clarence joined the staff of Massanetta in August 2016. He enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors, walking his dog, watching sports, traveling and working as a sound engineer for local bands.

 

Admin. Asst. for Development and Administration

NOLA AVEY ▸

Nola joined our staff in October 2014. She is a graduate of Dominion Business School as an Administrative Assistant and Computer Operations Specialist. Nola is a gifted person with 19 years as Administrative Assistant at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren. She resides in Weyers Cave having moved to the area from West Virginia, allowing her to be closer to her two sons and her grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, quilting, and reading.

Manager of Housekeeping

SHIRLEY MCCOY ▸

Shirley came to Massanetta in January 2015 after more than 11 years as Head Housekeeper at the Holiday Inn. She was born and raised in McGaheysville, about 10 miles from Massanetta. Shirley enjoys traveling, drawing and painting, and working outside in her garden and yard. She is blessed with two sons, 2 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Shirley especially enjoys meeting and welcoming the many guests at Massanetta, and she and her staff take great pride in providing a clean and comfortable lodging room for all who stay here.

 
 

 

Our Presbyterian Connections

Massanetta Springs is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in covenant relationship with the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. This synod serves the churches located in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia’s panhandle, D.C. Maryland and Delaware. With offices in Richmond, the staff of the Synod celebrates the work of the center and encourages others to utilize its services faithfully. To find out more about the synod, visit their website at www.synatlantic.org.

 

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