“Toughest job you’ll ever love” was a hiring slogan from the Peace Corps at one time. Maybe you have heard it before. It was meant to target people who had “a good back, strong stomach, level head and a big heart.” It also conveyed the powerful message that sometimes the most rewarding things in life come with challenges. Do you agree? Do you also love Jesus, love seeing young people come to Jesus and have a history of successful leadership? If you answered “yes” and love the great outdoors, please keep reading as we have an amazing opportunity to share.

The West Ohio Conference is currently searching for our next Site Director for our Widewater location. The purpose of West Ohio’s camping and retreats ministry is to provide spiritual, relational, and recreational environments where everyone can experience the love of Jesus. This position is ultimately responsible for ensuring all daily operations & programming fulfill that purpose at our Widewater Camp & Retreat... continue reading.

I would like to welcome Rev. Ann Marie Carley has been named West Ohio’s Director of Camps, Retreats and Next-Gen Engagement. She began her new role on July 6.

“Camp changed my life,” Carley said. “The skills and relationships I formed during my camp experiences fueled my passion for helping the next generation of leaders build community, confidence and faith-filled purpose in their own lives. I am humbled to serve the people of West Ohio in this role.”

The director is ultimately responsible for all operations, maintenance and fund development for West Ohio camps and retreat ministries. Reaching the next generation is imperative. In addition to her new responsibilities with West Ohio ‘s camping program, Carley will cultivate congregational capacity to engage next generations. She will be a member of the Connectional Ministries Team.

I will be retiring August 31 after 8.5 year in this position and previously serving 12 years at Ginghamsburg UM Church. I am...continue reading