Camps Kite
Camping & Retreats Leadership Transition by Ken Overholser

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 excited abou  the future of our camps and the ministry that takes place. I look forward to this next season of life where I'm sure I will find myself back at camps in a volunteer role.

Blessings to you,

Ken Overholser – Director of Camping & Retreat Ministries