Committee on Camping and Youth Ministry

Class

Name

Status/Church

Phone

Email

2022M

RE Dennis Britson

Dallas Center, First

515-988-1360

CONTACT EMAIL

2022

RE Barb Britson

Dallas Center, First

515-974-7326

CONTACT EMAIL

2023

RE Hannah Anderson

Clive, Heartland

515-201-2915

CONTACT EMAIL

2023

RE Laura Schieber (2)

West Des Moines, Covenant

515-865-7419

CONTACT EMAIL

2024

RE Leslie Mettler

Des Moines, First

515-829-9089

CONTACT EMAIL

 

TE Tim Maxa

Liaison fr Leadership Council

712-621-6780

CONTACT EMAIL

 

RE Amgad Beblawi

Ex Officio

502-592-3223

CONTACT EMAIL

13.6.1. The Committee on Camping and Youth Ministry consists of 5 members with experience in youth ministry, at least two of whom shall be teaching elders or ruling elders.

13.6.2. The Committee provides for the nurture, faith development, and leadership skills of youth in the Presbytery, as well as the adults who work with youth. It is responsible for conducting programs, retreats, and events that affirm youth as children of God and enables and challenges youth to minister to others.

13.6.3. Responsibilities

13.6.3.1. The Committee shall develop a program of scholarships, grants and registration waivers for participants in programs, retreats and events that
affirm youth. In addition, the committee will develop guidelines and an application process for these scholarships, grants and registrations waivers. Funds for these scholarships, grants and registrations waivers shall come from the budget for the committee and the Knox Knolls and Walther Funds
following the guidelines established by the Committee on Living Legacy Fund.

13.6.3.2. The Committee shall implement programs for junior high/middle school youth, including but not limited to, events such as Triennium.

13.6.3.3. The Committee shall provide a program of outdoor ministries for the youth in the Presbytery by setting dates and locations of the camping program, securing directors and counselors and selecting curriculum.

13.6.3.4. The Committee shall train directors and counselors in the curriculum and child-safely policies.

13.6.3.5. Background checks should be conducted on all staff and volunteers.

13.6.3.6. The Committee shall initiate new and innovative youth programs.

13.6.3.7. The Committee shall evaluate the camping program.