Meet the Directors
Girls’ Director: Emily Rauch
Emily Rauch first came to North Central Camp Cherith as a CILT 1 (Campers In Leadership Training) after spending 5 years as a camper at Brook Cherith Camp in Michigan. She graduated CILT in 2012 and has been part of camp staff since graduation.
She generates a lot of laughter dressing up for all camps and silly songfests, climbing trees, and showing off her Italian accent. Her favorite all camp character was Peter Pan because she got to dress up, climb things, and have a sword fight. Sadly, Peter did not have an Italian accent. Emily’s favorite part of camp is the people there, including staff who work tirelessly to share the love of Christ, and campers who fill the camp each summer. She loves watching the growth of everyone who comes through the front gate, whether they are just here for a summer, or returning year after year.
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Greenville College in Southern Illinois. Emily currently works at University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a Resident Hall Director, while working to complete a M.A. degree in Educational Administration/Adult and Higher Education in Spring of 2018.
Rob Scott has been the boys’ director at Camp Cherith for 12 years. During that time he has gained a reputation not only as a friend and spiritual mentor, but also as the composer and performer of many goofy songs that help make faith real and Christianity current for Cherith campers. Rob enjoys presenting challenging Biblical messages about God’s faithfulness to His people throughout history, and uses analogies and stories to help campers of all ages understand how to make such lessons timely and personal.
Rob has been a first grade teacher for the past 14 years. He holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Hamline University and has earned 60 additional credits in the special education program at Bethel University. He is also a husband, father, and private tutor. For the past seven years he has been a featured speaker at Northwestern College’s Christian Basketball Camp. His heart for the refugee community in his area led him to initiate and lead a unique refugee assimilation ministry through his church. Often described by others as purposeful, inspiring, and fun, Rob uses these traits regularly in his many volunteer activities.
Scott Taylor has been involved with Camp Cherith over the past 16 years as a Pathfinder Counselor, Pathfinder DD, work weekends and as the Director for Boys’ Week 2.
Scott looks forward to working with the boys and supporting staff so that the boys have the opportunity to have a fun-filled week with many opportunities to grow in their faith in the Lord through Jesus.
Scott has worked with students in the Twin Cities the past 21 years as a special education teacher, high school social studies teacher and for the past eight years as the principal of an elementary school in the Osseo Area Schools District. He holds a B.S. from Northern Arizona University in history/education, a M.S. from St. Cloud State University and completed the administrative licensure program through St. Mary’s University.
Former Girls’ Director (2007-2017)
We’d like to extend a heart-felt THANK YOU to Sarah Ann (Mallett) Glewwe for her 11 years of service as Camp Cherith Girls Director (and 2 years of Assistant Director before that)! She is an amazing woman of God and has been an incredible blessing to Camp Cherith and impacted countless lives for Christ! Praying for God’s leading as she enters a new era in her life. See below for more insights on our former Girls Director.
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Sarah Ann started attending Camp Cherith as an energetic young elementary student. She graduated CILT and has served as a counselor, divisional director, assistant director, and stepped into the role of director in 2007.
Sarah Ann loves adventure and has traveled to 35 countries on mission’s related trips and other adventures. She also spent over 10 years traveling with a school assembly program called LifeChoices. The LifeChoices program was dedicated to instilling hope, respect, and resilience in students through dynamic school-based multimedia presentations centered around the life of Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim in the Columbine school shootings.
At Camp Cherith, Sarah Ann’s favorite event is the traditional Tuesday night cookout where campers prepare their own food and lead the campfire activities. She loves watching the campers take on leadership roles and gain confidence in their abilities.
Her most recent adventure includes becoming a wife to Rick and mother of 4! She has decided to step down from the Girls Director position at the end of the 2017 camping season as she enters this new era of her life. (Thanks again, Sarah Ann, for everything!)