Good afternoon, Arlington community. I have some exciting news to share. Please join me in welcoming the Abbott family, Zac, Lanna, Wren, and Jasper, to our Ministry Team at Arlington. Zac and Lanna are our new Associate Directors of Ministry Development. You may recognize them from your time out at the Camp. The Abbotts have been seasonal residents in our RV park for the last three years. They have also been active in volunteering out at the Camp. Lanna joined our Board of Directors in the summer of 2020 and volunteered as our Summer Staff Coordinator last year. You may also recognize Zac from the archery range or have seen him fishing on the lake. Zac was also instrumental in bringing about our fall Rib Fest and Family Day last Labour Day weekend.
Having the Abbotts join our team is a huge answer to prayer for myself and many of you. They bring a combined passion for youth and camp programming. They also have individual skills and traits that will be a blessing to Arlington Beach. Zac is an experienced outdoorsman, carpenter, and contractor with 14 years of experience running his own business and honing his skills in the outdoors. Lanna has spent 13 years as a high school teacher and career guidance counsellor and has a passion for the arts. They both share a love for music, being in nature, and, most importantly, a passion for Jesus.
Lanna and Zac will be moving to the area around the Camp and will officially be taking on their new roles on May 2nd of this year. They will be sharing a full-time position for eight months of the year (September 1-April 30) and will both be full-time for the busy spring and summer months (May 1-August 31). Their primary focus will be to help oversee the day-to-day operations of our community, renew and build our programming and summer staff programs, and help build a consistent base of user groups in between our in-house programs.
Please join us in prayer as the Abbotts prepare and arrange for their move and start their new positions at the Camp. Please pray for Wren and Jasper as they leave behind their community and schoolmates to join our community at Arlington. As well, please lift the rest of our staff as we continue preparing and make plans for the upcoming summer ahead.
Welcome Lanna, Zac, Wren, and Jasper, to our ministry team and community at Arlington Beach. We are blessed to have you join our team and community!
See you at the Beach!
Arlington Beach Camp & Conference Centre Inc.