By Shelley Weachter
The Workcamp Ministry of the Church of the Brethren has welcomed Shelley Weachter and welcomed back Deanna Beckner as assistant coordinators for the 2017 summer workcamp season. The theme developed by the workcamp team for the 2017 season is “Say Hello,” which is a phrase pulled from 3 John 13-14 in “The Message” version. The theme will focus on communication with God, each other, and the world.
Beckner and Weachter began their work together on Aug. 22 as volunteers through Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), working at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Beckner graduated from Manchester University in 2015 with a degree in Communication Studies and comes from Columbia City (Ind.) Church of the Brethren in Northern Indiana District. Weachter graduated from Bridgewater (Va.) College in May with a degree in Mathematics. She grew up in Manassas (Va.) Church of the Brethren in Mid-Atlantic District.
The workcamp experience next summer will allow for time to focus on a Christ-follower’s role in the world and how to positively and pro-actively interact with those around us. The workcamp team is hard at work scheduling the sites for next summer. The complete schedule will be available online by the beginning of October. Follow the link www.brethren.org/workcamps to stay up to date.
-- Shelley Weachter is a Brethren Volunteer Service worker and an assistant coordinator for the Church of the Brethren Workcamp Ministry.