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Fireside Chat with Curvin Hoover

The construction of the Indian Rock Center, the dream of starting a Christmas program that walks guests through the birth of Jesus, and fond memories of church camping. Curvin Hoover has shares many good memories of family and faith at Woodcrest. Join Executive Director Bill Klees in this fireside chat.

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Fireside Chat with Micah and Lizzy Martin

Brother and sister duo, Micah and Lizzy Martin, have been involved at Woodcrest Retreat ever since they can remember. Weather it has been church picnics, attending camp, or working as staff, they share fun memories of Woodcrest. In this interview they share what it was like to serve on summer staff and the importance of […]

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Elvin Martin
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Elvin Martin

In the 1980’s, the kids of Ephrata looked forward to when ‘Pops’ rolled down the street in his bus, ready for a day of camp. Elvin Martin started day camps at Woodcrest Retreat with a desire to reach under resourced families for the gospel. Join Executive Director Bill Klees as he chats with founder of […]

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Dave and Karen Mast

Dave and Karen Mast first were welcomed to Woodcrest in 1986 by members of the Ephrata Mennonite Church. They then went to serve as onsite caretakers for three years. They share memories of Woodcrest when it was nothing but two pavilions and a bathhouse. Over the years they have watched joyfully as Woodcrest grew into […]

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Fireside Chat with Noelle, Makenna, Brennan, and Kora

Ever wonder what it must be like to work at Woodcrest? Join us for a fun interview with Noelle, Makenna, Brennan, and Kora. All four served on summer staff for multiple years and share stories and valuable lessons of what they learned. They are agreed that their time on staff was a time of growth […]

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Fireside Chat with Anna Weinhold

Woodcrest is blessed to have a host of legacy families who made Woodcrest what it is today. One of these families is the Weinholds, John and Anna are among the first families that caught the vision for what Woodcrest is today. John is known for planning and creating the Circle RV sites that many churches […]

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Fireside Chat with the Buckwalter Family

We are back after a busy summer! What a way to celebrate what God does through summer camp than to have a chat with the Buckwalters who have been involved in summer camp at Woodcrest for decades. Joel is the father of the family and served on staff in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  […]

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Fireside Chat with Jean Martin

In this issue of Fireside Chats we had a delightful conversation with Jean Martin who has been involved with Woodcrest for many years. She is the mother of Jason, our Operations Director, and a faithful prayer partner for the ministry. You will be inspired and blessed by her stories and faith.

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Fireside Chat with Merv & Cordell

Our next installment of Fireside Chats features a grandfather and grandson interview. Woodcrest’s ministry expands the generations. God is using the ministry here to change lives yesterday and today. Hear the stories as Merv and Cordell laugh together and inspire us to see how God is calling us to serve Him here and beyond.

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Fireside Chat with Cliff & Carol Part 2

Our interview with Cliff and Carol was too extensive for one post so we have a bonus episode. It might not be glamorous, but how Woodcrest got our sewer lines is evidence of God’s goodness and kindness. In this bonus episode Cliff shares that journey that laid the found foundation for future development and growth.

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