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Author: Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Jenny Sowers Rutland

Former Staff

Jenny "Whistle Toe" (Sowers) Rutland served on full-time staff with Pine Cove from 2009-2017 as the Woods Women's Director and in Registration. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Language Arts Education and is a die-hard Sooner fan (Boomer!). While in college, she worked at the Ranch on summer staff 2006-2009. After graduation, she started on resident staff as a Registrar from 2009 to 2012 before serving at the Woods until 2017. Jenny loves: people, sports, traveling, all things beach and snow, and anything fun or funny. She and her husband Zach live in Nashville.


Staff Profile: Chloe “Risk It” Patterson

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Chloe Patterson is one of those people who is just a delight to be around. Having recently taken a position as the Towers Women’s Director, she marvels as she reflects on how God has been growing her leadership capabilities since her first summer at Pine Cove. I hope you enjoy learning more about Chloe and […]

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Staff Profile: Conor “Flowstopper” Barry

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Conor “Flowstopper” Barry has been a household Pine Cove name for the last several years. You may know him from his start at the Woods or maybe from his Purina Dog Chow campaign at the Towers. Or you may soon get to know him as he starts his next Pine Cove chapter at the Ridge. […]

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Staff Profile: Trent “UGA” McClure

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Trent “UGA” McClure has worked in many roles at camp over the last seven years. His various experiences at youth camp, the Forge, the Institute of Wilderness Studies, and Pine Cove City have prepared him well as he gets ready to help open Pine Cove’s newest youth camp: the Springs. Talking to Trent is like […]

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Staff Profile: Lorissa Dollar

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Lorissa “PG” Dollar has worked at various Pine Cove camps, which should equip her well as she embarks on the journey of opening Pine Cove’s newest camp location: the Springs. Lorissa is a barrel of laughs and laughed through almost every answer in this interview.  We know you’ll love getting to know and laughing with […]

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Staff Spotlight: JD “Rambus” Moore

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Staff Profile: Jeff Olchesky

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Jeff “Rawhide” Olchesky currently serves as the Vice President of Operations in East Texas, where he lives with his wife and five children.  He has held many positions at Pine Cove and seen a lot of change and growth in his near 20 summers at camp, but still recalls the deep heart work that took […]

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Staff Profile: Chris “Broflex” Boddy

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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I got to work for Chris Boddy for five years at the Woods. My spiritual life, heart for service, and leadership style are forever changed and enriched by serving under his leadership. Chris has such a way about him to challenge those around him, while also continually breaking down walls through his sense of humor […]

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An Open Door

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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“It truly is my dream job and I was able to get this position way ahead of the game. It was the complete opening of a door that didn’t make sense,” Kayla shares as she reflects on her experience of getting hired as a practicum student at the HOPE Child and Family Center of Texas. […]

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Staff Profile: Connor “Brolympus” Gulledge

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Connor Gulledge just completed his first year on full-time staff at Pine Cove and gratefully recalls when the Lord made it clear to him that camp is where he would land for his first full-time job. Our conversation turned from serious to silly really quickly, and his most embarrassing camp moment will make your jaw […]

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Staff Profile: Andrew “Get Smart” Boshell

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Andrew “Get Smart” Boshell has been the Towers camp director since 2012, after short stints at the Bluffs and Woods family camps. Before that, he went to college at the University of Alabama and spent two summers on summer staff at the Towers. Even if you don’t know Andrew, you have likely heard the famous […]

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