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Tag: Staff Profiles


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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Staff Profile: Joanna “Rajmaninoff” Benjamin

by Evan RobertsPosted Jun 4, 2019

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Joanna “Rajmaninoff” Benjamin is the Women’s Director at Chimney Point. She has a long history with Pine Cove, is an Aggie, and is so dedicated to skits that once she suggested some of her hair be cut off on stage for dramatic effect.   How did you end up at Pine Cove? I was a […]

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Staff Profile: Caleb “Wheelin N Dealin” Carter

by Chelsea ConnorPosted Apr 22, 2019

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Caleb “Wheelin N Dealin” Carter is the new camp director at the Ranch in East Texas, and we are thrilled to have him back at Pine Cove! He has been in his fair share of skits from his summer staff days (this one is an all-time favorite), and everyone at the Ranch will be blessed […]

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Staff Profile: Dexter “Pika Poo” Carter

by Evan RobertsPosted Mar 5, 2019

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How did you end up at Pine Cove? What is your current position? Growing up, I didn’t know much about camping. I didn’t know anything about Christian camp. I got saved my freshman year of college, and then got the chance to do work crew for a week at the Outback. After that, I applied […]

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