Greetings to the Arlington Beach Association & Friends and Neighbours of Arlington!
We would like to introduce our new Executive Director for the Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre, Matthew Larson.
You may know Matt already. He has been at Arlington for many years – first as a boy camper, a volunteer, and part of a cabin family with his parents, Harold and Gini Larson and his sister Sunny.
In addition to his background in Free Methodist Camping Ministries, Matt has other education and experience that qualify him for this position. Matt studied Youth Development and Discipleship at Rocky Mountain College and served with Youth With a Mission abroad. His practical experience at Northview Community Church in a pastoral role, Kedleston Camp as an Assistant Director and finally years assisting teachers in Public High School classrooms show he knows how to work creatively and build a team in a variety of settings. Most recently he has been serving as a Board member at Arlington.
One of the things that really impressed the board was Matt’s passion. He came into the job interview with hours of thought already put into his vision for what Arlington can be.
As instructed by the Board of Directors after our recent internal analysis with consultants, one of Matt’s first responsibilities will be the hiring of an Associate Director to share the administrative and programming loads.
That’s right we said Associate Director. You will be introduced to this person soon and find out more about how that role came to be. Stay tuned but in the meantime please continue to pray for the Board and for our new Executive Director as well as practice generosity in your giving. Your prayers and financial support are so encouraging to us all.