Our Ministry Team is Growing!
On January 14, 2019, Christian Deen will be joining Massanetta Springs' staff as our first ever Netta Day Camp Manager. Christian will be integral to the launch of the first summer of Netta Day Camp. This new program, for ages 6 – 12, will offer themed camp sessions within a safe, caring, Christian environment.
Clayton Rascoe, Massanetta Springs' Executive Director, was very impressed with Christian during the interview process remarking, “When I looked over his resume, and was able to meet him in person, it seemed to me that Christian’s whole life experience was excellent preparation for the Day Camp Manager position. I am looking forward to getting to work with Christian.” Hannah Altman, Director of Programs and Christian’s immediate supervisor, was excited when Christian accepted the position. “I truly feel like God has called him here at this time - with his experience and passion for camp, I feel confident we will be getting Netta Day Camp started on the right foot.”
Christian has been involved with the camping environment from a young age having grown up on-site at Camp Ao-Wa-Kiya, in West Michigan. He worked seasonally at several camps around the Midwest leading cabins groups, wilderness trips, intern and staff teams, and facilitating high adventure groups. He also spent time in Kenya and India through the organization Youth With A Mission before graduating from Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor's degree in Camping Ministry and Recreation and Leisure Management minor.
Christian moved to Virginia in summer 2018 to marry his wife, Lindy, who is currently the Seminary Intern at First Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville. He loves recharging with a cup of coffee and a good book, a woodworking or drawing project, and can usually be found playing (hiking, camping, kayaking, rock climbing) outside with Lindy and their puppy, Bentley.
Adding Christian as our Netta Day Camp Manager is a big step forward in our ability to provide Netta Day Camp for the summer of 2019. For more information on this exciting new summer program, you may visit our Netta Day Camp webpage.