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Tag: Staff Profiles


Staff Profile: Jeff Olchesky

by Jenny SowersPosted Sep 29, 2021

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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: Caleb “Wheelin’ N Dealin’” Carter

by Jessica AnthonyPosted Sep 15, 2021

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While Caleb “Wheelin’ N Dealin’” Carter is not new to Pine Cove, he is, officially, the newest addition to our Southeast region as the director of the Pine Cove Springs! He has faithfully served as the Ranch camp director since 2019, and we are excited for what he will bring to our newest youth camp! […]

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Staff Profile: Valerie “Ouch Potato” Morby

by Jesse GarnerPosted Jun 9, 2021

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Valerie “Ouch Potato” Morby is just straight up fun. You probably don’t know it, but you’ve been reading her writing for years on our Pine Cove social media channels, websites, and emails. She’s a celebrator, has the best party decorations, surprises her team with doughnuts, and has been around Pine Cove since 2008 in marketing, […]

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Staff Profile: Austin “Homestar” Langemeier

by Jesse GarnerPosted Sep 22, 2020

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Austin “Homestar Runner” Langemeier is no stranger to camp life! As the son of Chief Ministry Officer Craig “Dutch” Langemeier, Austin spent his formative years growing up at Pine Cove. Now the director of Silverado, our Central Texas elementary camp, Austin and his family spend their days investing in the campers and staff that come […]

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Staff Profile: Amanda “Super Soaker” Barnes

by Tiffany GilliamPosted Aug 5, 2020

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Amanda Barnes has been with Pine Cove for decades. She is a mother, a wife, and a Pine Cove Outback Registrar, or “Reggie” to use the common nickname. She was recruited to Pine Cove as a college counselor in 1999, and has been an exceptional example of the kindness and commitment of Jesus at Pine […]

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Staff Profile: Hannah “Patilla Piñata” Carter

by Jenny SowersPosted Feb 26, 2020

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Starting her camp journey on summer staff nearly 15 years ago and working through eight different positions on full-time staff, Hannah has experienced many facets of Pine Cove’s ministry. She has a heart of gold and will make you cry from laughter. Her name game story is unlike any we’ve ever heard, and her explanation […]

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Staff Profile: David “Fumblerooski” Hall

by Jenny SowersPosted Jan 28, 2020

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We got the opportunity to sit down and get to know David Hall, who is just about the easiest person to talk to, ever. He is so clearly overflowing with gratitude for his opportunity to serve in camp ministry. From a high school football coach to a director of a youth camp, read David’s unique […]

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Staff Profile: Jan “Sugar Pop” Robertson

by Jenny SowersPosted Nov 6, 2019

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We got the chance to talk with Jan Robertson and hear what it’s been like to join Pine Cove later than most, how it has changed her life, and all the fun and challenges that come with pioneering a new camp. Oh, and she kept us laughing with the story of her engagement to her […]

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Staff Profile: Luke “Patches” Cummings

by Tiffany GilliamPosted Oct 2, 2019

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Luke “Patches” Cummings was a good ol’ Georgia boy who wanted to be a blue, crime-fighting Power Ranger… but he battled consistently terrible vision incidents. This young man dreamed of fighting for the good guys. He never gave up, even for a time when he sported double eyepatches! Eventually, Luke healed and didn’t need eyepatches […]

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Staff Profile: Melanie “Wafells” Langemeier

by Evan RobertsPosted Jul 5, 2019

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Melanie “In the Mornin’ I’m Making Wafells” Langemeier is currently the Women’s Director at the Ridge. She got her start with Pine Cove as a summer staffer at the Ranch for four summers, went through the Forge, and has served full time at camp ever since. She worked at the Shores, was one of the […]

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