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Category: Staff Profile


Life With Abundance: A Conversation with Bob and Ann Livesay

by Pine Cove

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Each week during the summer, all four of Pine Cove’s family camps feature teaching from amazing Bible scholars and Christian parenting experts. These weekly teaching pastors—many who have been coming to speak at camp for decades—make an impact for Jesus by investing richly in our camper parents and families. One such speaker duo is Bob […]

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Staff Profile: Nick “Father Christmas” Wiggins

by Karissa Pitaniello

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To continue celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, we got to know the one and only Father Christmas! Nick has been on staff at Pine Cove for 16 years, and during that time has held many different roles. Enjoy getting to know this amazing, faithful servant!  Tell us a little bit about yourself! […]

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Staff Profile: Claire “Kettle To The Metal” Wickersham

by Parker Shinsky

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How long have you worked at Pine Cove and in what positions? I started as a C.I.T. at Pine Cove City for team G. Then I worked three summers at the Timbers as a counselor, followed by a senior counselor, and then I was the Camper Care Director before I started on full time staff […]

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Staff Profile: Emma “Yellow Mountain Majesty” Kyzar

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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We can’t wait for you to get to know Emma “Yellow Mountain Majesty” Kyzar, the Ridge’s new Administrative Director! Throughout her interview, fun bubbled into every answer she gave, and it all makes sense when you hear the big lesson God is teaching her right now. Read and laugh about her very surprising answer to […]

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Staff Profile: Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Sharmaine “Barbie Scream House” Burton has spent her whole Pine Cove career investing her life in local churches through Pine Cove City. She is a people person and summer girl through and through. Enjoy learning some unique facts about City Team H’s Site Director! How did you get your camp name? I really loved Barbie […]

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Staff Profile: Lindsey “Scroll, Tide, Scroll” Hindsman

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Lindsey “Scroll, Tide, Scroll” Hindsman has been around the Central Texas region for many years. From those that know her, she is described as one of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet! Learn about the various new things she has tried this summer, what she’s reading, and where she’s traveling next. We hope you enjoy […]

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Staff Profile: Derrick “Kenya Dig It” Simiyu

by Jenny Sowers Rutland

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Meet Derrick Simiyu, the chicken fried rice-eating, music-loving, Ranch Men’s Director! Read about how he likes to relax on a day off, what he’s reading, and what he’s excited about. We hope you enjoy getting to know him a little bit better, including what song he would sing if there was ever a Pine Cove […]

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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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