Jumonville Welcomes New President
Heather Withrow, a West Virginia native with more than 20 years experience in camping and retreat ministry, has been selected as the new President of Jumonville.
According to Jeff Bees, chair of Jumonville’s Board of Directors, “Heather comes to us most recently from Glacier Camp in Lakeside, Montana. Originally hailing from Elkins, West Virginia, Heather answered God’s call to camping ministry upon her graduation from West Virginia University, having earned her degree in Recreation and Parks Management with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation.”
Now with more than 20 years in the camping and retreat ministry, Heather brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience, and wisdom. She is active in the American Camp Association and the National Conference Committee of the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministry. Jumonville’s membership with both the Christian Camp and Conference Association and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability will continue, providing additional networking and educational opportunities.
“I am honored to be joining the Jumonville team,” Heather said. “I am eager to continue the rich history of ministry on the mountain; and to explore all the ways in which we can use our resources to point people to Christ throughout western Pennsylvania and beyond.”
Heather and her husband Shawn, a graphic designer, moved to Jumonville in early February to begin their Jumonville ministry. They are building relationships with the Jumonville team as well as others in the area and beyond. Heather has been to Jumonville before, bringing retreat groups.