Vallier, Richelle

Vallier, Richelle

Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist

Parish Name: St. Patrick

Parish City/State: Portland, MI

Number of years as a camper: 3

Number of years on staff (including this year): 3

Favorite quote or Bible verse: “I am the handmaiden of the Lord, let it be done unto me.”

Lach, Brittany

Lach, Brittany

Name online: Brittany

Occupation: Assistant pre-K teacher

Parish Name: Saint Pius X Catholic Church

Parish City/State: Grandville MI

Number of years as a camper: 3

Number of years on staff (including this year): 1

Favorite quote or Bible verse: I believe that God let’s everything happen for a reason, even when we don’t understand that reason at the current time.

Philippians 4: 6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Wheeler, Fr. Wayne

Wheeler, Fr. Wayne

Occupation: Priest

Parish Name: St Simon;

Parish City/State: Ludington

Number of years as a camper: 0

Number of years on staff (including this year): ? About 8 total? Just a guess

Favorite quote or Bible verse: 1 Cor 14:4-8

Emelander, Erica

Emelander, Erica

Occupation: Catholic Middle School Teacher

Parish Name: St. Paul the Apostle/St. Sebastian

Parish City/State: Grand Rapids/Byron Center

Number of years as a camper: 0, regrettably

Number of years on staff (including this year): 4

Favorite quote or Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

Hinken, Kylee

Hinken, Kylee

Occupation: Currently: Pharmacy Technician, and studying to become a Music Therapist

Parish Name: Holy Redeemer

Parish City/State: Jenison, MI

Number of years as a camper: 4

Number of years on staff (including this year): 2

Favorite quote or Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11-12
“For I know well the plans I have in store for you, says the Lord. Plans for welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you.”

OR

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. – J.R.R. Tolkien

Hurst, Mike

Hurst, Mike

Occupation: Catholic Youth Minister

Parish Name: Holy Redeemer Parish

Parish City/State: Jenison, Michigan

Number of years as a camper: 0

Number of years on staff (including this year): First year!

Favorite quote or Bible verse: My favorite Bible verses:
Exodus 3:13-14, John 1: 1-5, 14, and 1 Cor 1: 26-31.

Favorite quote:
“What we do in life, echoes in eternity.” – Gladiator, 2000.

Toohey, Nevin

Occupation: Night Cashier at Family Fare

Parish Name: St. Mary Catholic Church

Parish City/State: Grand Rapids

Number of years as a camper: 3

Number of years on staff (including this year): 1

Favorite quote or Bible verse: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

Guild, Mary Grace

Guild, Mary Grace

Occupation: Nanny

Parish Name: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Parish City/State: Grand Rapids, MI

Number of years as a camper: 4

Number of years on staff (including this year): 3

Favorite quote or Bible verse: “He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:8 RSV

Guild, Bekah

Guild, Bekah

Occupation: ESL Online Tutor/ChewsLife Rosary Maker/ Young Living Distributor

Parish Name: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Parish City/State: Grand Rapids, MI

Number of years as a camper: 4

Number of years on staff (including this year): 1

Favorite quote or Bible verse: “The cross taken up hesitantly is crushing; taken smilingly, by free will, and with love, it will carry you much more than you carry it.”
– I Believe in Love by Fr. Jean C.J. d’Elbée

Brechting, Danny

Brechting, Danny

Occupation: Millwork

Parish Name: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Parish City/State: Grand Rapids Michigan

Number of years as a camper: 0

Number of years on staff (including this year): 1

Favorite quote or Bible verse: Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
-J.R.R. Tolkein