board of trustees


Our Members

Massanetta Springs, Inc. is a Virginian non-stock corporation whose eighteen Board members are elected by and represent congregants within the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. This 501(c)(3) organization trades as “Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center.”

The Board meets three times annually and provides excellent oversight of the work of the camp and center, guiding and supporting the efforts of the staff to provide a place where all may “experience the grace and hospitality of Christ.”


Rev. Dr. Joseph C. McCutchen

President of the Board (Presbytery of the Peaks)

  • Farmville, Virginia
  • Retired PC (USA) Pastor
  • Supply Preacher in the Presbytery of the Peaks
  • Former Synod Council Chair (Higher Educ. and Restructuring)


Rev. C. Brandon Brewer

(Presbytery of Baltimore)

  • Pasadena, Maryland
  • Director of Hospice of the Chesapeake, Baltimore/Maryland Area
  • Former member of the Planning Team for MSC at Massanetta Springs


Dr. Ruth H. Burkins

(New Castle Presbytery)

  • Newark, Delaware
  • Ruling Elder, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • Retired School Superintendent
  • Consultant, Public Education


Wendell Hill

(Charlotte Presbytery)

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Ruling Elder, Memorial PC
  • Synod Men’s Council, Kenya Mission Leader
  • Past Synod Conference Chair at Massanetta
  • Mortgage Officer, Bank of America


Rev. Warren J. LeSane, Jr.

  • Richmond, Virginia
  • South Carolina native and organizing Pastor
  • Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Executive and Stated Clerk
  • Former Assoc. Staff for both Charlotte Presbytery and James
  • Former USAF Chaplain, Lt. Col.
  • Former Chaplain & Assoc Prof. Johnson C Smith University


Debbie Reese

(Baltimore Presbytery)

  • Hanover, Maryland
  • Ruling Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Maryland
  • Program Director for Data and Informatics at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Over 18 years as a Senior High Advisor
  • Extensive church experience and trips with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance


Sandy Mori

(National Capital Presbytery)

  • Falls Church, Virginia
  • Ruling Elder, Annandale Presbyterian Church
  • Presbyterian Women


Craig Nygard

(Salem Presbytery)

  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Retired from IBM
  •  Co-Directed the 2006 Youth Conference at Montreat Conference Center


Amy Woynicz

(New Hope Presbytery)

  • Raleigh , North Carolina
  • Ruling Elder
  • Guidance Technician at Wake County Public School System

Rev. Ann Reed Held

Vice-President of the Board (Shenandoah Presbytery)

  • Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Retired PC(USA) Pastor, Trinity Harrisonburg
  • Author & Spirituality Coach
  • Founding Boards of several Harrisonburg Social Service Groups
  • Massanetta conferences leader and speaker


Brenda R. Brown

(Presbytery of New Hope)

  • Manteo, North Carolina
  • Ruling Elder of Outer Banks Presbyterian Church
  • Retired Teacher
  • Former Moderator of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Presbytery Women


Rev. John R. “Skip” Hastings

(Shenandoah Presbytery)

  • Pastor, Collierstown Presbyterian Church, Lexington, VA
  • Friends of Massanetta Chair
  • Met wife at Massanetta


Rev. Charlie Lee

(Coastal Carolina Presbytery)

  • Associate Pastor, FPC Wilmington, NC
  • Massanetta Middle School and SALT Conference Teams
  • Former Retreat Center Program Director


Addie Peterson

(Eastern Virginia Presbytery)

  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Pastor of Messiah Presbyterian Church


Randy Smith

(Presbytery of the James)

  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Ruling Elder of First Presbyterian Church, Richmond
  • Retired Human Resource Executive with Dominion Power
  • Former President of Synod Man of Church
  • Third Term on Board of Trustees


Marion Van Pelt

(Shenandoah Presbytery)

  • Keezletown, Virginia
  • Member, First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Ruling Elder, Augusta Stone Presbyterian
  • Living Waters Building Committee
  • Associate, Redifer Construction & Restoration, LLC


The Rev. John Weicher

(New Hope Presbytery)

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Degrees from Princeton University and Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Directed the 2004 and 2005 Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference
  • Directed the 2007 Youth Conference at Montreat Conference Center
  • Interned at National Volunteers Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA)