Scripture is clear about the importance of showing honor to our pastors. This is why Camp Otterbein has set aside one camp this season specifically for church leaders and their families.
Otterbein Family Camp for Church Leaders is scheduled for Sunday, July 25 through Tuesday, July 27. It is the perfect opportunity to spend time making memories with your family and growing in your faith together.
Church leaders, you and your families will have your own private accommodations selected during registration. In the woods, you can get the feel of a traditional, rustic cabin with modern conveniences like air-conditioning and nearby restrooms. Our treehouses are located on a secluded ridge, about ½ mile walk from the rest of camp, completely off the grid with no electricity or running water. You can also choose to bring your own tent or RV.
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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