Upon The Rock truly wouldn't be what it is today without the years of incredible help that God has provided.
Here are some of the amazing Staff we've had over the years!
Please see our VOLUNTEER page for information
on how YOU can get involved!
Husband / Father / Camp Director
Home School Teacher | Volunteer Fire Fighter and EMT
Purpose Statement: My goal is to glorify God through my actions, words and my desire to work with children and their families. I also want to fulfill God's great commission by using my God given ability to serve His perfect will and to try to follow the examples set forth by my personal savior, Jesus Christ.
Wife / Mother / Home School Teacher
Camp Secretary and Treasurer / Camp Program Developer
Purpose Statement: My desire is to serve the Lord with joy and to impact people's lives by demonstrating as much of a reflection of Christ's love as is humanly possible. I feel privileged to play a part in the leadership and management of Upon The Rock Christian Camp. It is a blessing that God has given my husband and I a mutual vision of helping people know God and His principles.
Husband / Father / Owner & Operator of a Home Inspection Business
Purpose Statement: My goal is to be conformed daily to the image of Jesus Christ. I desire to have eyes that see the abilities in people that are valuable but not recognized by our culture as valuable. Then be able to show individuals as well as those around us the values of these unrecognized abilities. My hope is that I can meet these goals without trying to glorify myself, or those around me but only the God of the Holy Scriptures.
Wife / Mother / Physical Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling
Purpose Statement: To use the skills and knowledge I have been given through education, life experience and learning about God, to affect others (including future generations.) The end purpose of this goal is the worship of God.
Husband / Father / Awana Worker
Choir Member / Sunday School Teacher
Purpose Statement: As a born again Christian I enjoy the grace and love of a personal Savior. I also have the responsibility to live in such a way as to glorify God and show the lost, the love God has for them. Part of this relationship includes a life of ministry to Christ, fulfilled in service to others. The most powerful impact I can make on the lost is when I combine a Godly life with a loving witness.
Wife / Mother / Sunday School Teacher
Choir Member / Awana Worker
Purpose Statement: As a born again believer, I believe my objective in life is to glorify God in all that I say and do. Although that is impossible in myself, with God's help I try to be the best wife, mother and Christian that I can. I believe that the best and most significant impact I have is on my family. Thus, God's purpose for my life is fulfilled in serving them.
Both a Founder and Co-Director of Upon The Rock Christian Camp, Mark is known as "Big Mark" to our campers and Staff. He enjoys learning more about the Bible, model trains, and any sort of machine that he can take apart and then put back together.
Favorite Food: Sprinkled Donuts
Both a Founder and Co-Director of Upon The Rock Christian Camp, Mrs. Kim has loved camping ever since she was young. She loves to play games (very competitively) and explore the beautiful nature around her hometown of La Veta.
Favorite Activity: Destroying people at board games
Raised in the heart of Upon The Rock, Grace has been doing camp since the womb. (Literally.) She serves in many different areas, but can usually be found in the Camp Office replying to emails, snacking, and spinning too fast in her office chair.
Favorite iPhone Alarm: Uplift
A longtime camper, and Full-Time Staff Member, Tina has served as Big Mark's right-hand for many, many years, and continues to dedicate her time to the ministry. All of our campers and Staff know that if they ever need something at camp, all they have to do is ask Tina!
Favorite Dog: Her dog Lucy (Sorry Squirt)
ASSISTANT TO DIRECTORS
Recently graduated from The Master's University in California, Faith is ready to get to work. She's a small engine anti-specialist. If you deem to fix it, she can surely try to break it. She also loves eating bagels and leaving crumbs all over.
Favorite Animal: Worm
Upon The Rock's
FULL TIME STAFF
in La Veta, CO!
Known as the brains of the operation, Ethan has been coming to camp since the good old days. He now spends his time shredding pow on his snowboard, climbing, and growing a beard. (That takes a lot of work, okay.) He's also looking for a new car. Thanks a lot, Shane.
Fun Fact: Ethan once lost our best saw in the bushes at Work Camp.
Eli has been coming to camp ever since he was small...which tells you something, since he's now the opposite of small. Eli likes to help others achieve their fitness goals, climb, ski, and eat a lot of food. Seriously. We don't know how he does it.
Eli in One Word: Milk
He did it, folks! He invented a whole job for himself! Give it up for our first Wintern as he embarks on his first Winternship. Jackson braves the cold from sunny California and we couldn't be more excited to serve with him as he honors God with his life!
Wanna make some memories this summer?
Why do what everyone else is doing this summer? Take three months and join our Staff Family down in La Veta Colorado while we serve the Lord, share the Gospel, and make a difference! Check out our Internship Page for more information on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.