Girls Program Directors:
Director for Family Camp and Girl’s Weeks 3-4: Elizabeth Westerman “Adelle”
Elizabeth Westerman is a life-long summer camp enthusiast and has been working at summer camps since 2008. She grew up attending camp (starting with a mother/daughter weekend all the way through CILT) in New York state at Camp Cherith in the Adirondacks (now Camp Cedarbrook). At Cedarbrook, Elizabeth counseled in each division, was an activity specialist, and served on the leadership team for three summers overseeing activity areas. In 2020, when Cedarbrook did not run for a summer because of the pandemic, she came to NCCC for the first time as the Shikari Division Director.
Elizabeth has found that the intentional Christian community and values established by those that pioneered Cherith camps in the mid and early 1900s are still alive and well today and are unlike any community she has experienced anywhere else. Camp ministry has the potential of being a life-changing experience for anyone who walks onto the property and it has been for Elizabeth. Through her time as a camper and staff member, she has developed lifelong friendships, gained a variety of awesome skills (Woot! Archery!), developed as a leader, and has grown deeper in relationship with the Lord.
During the school year, Elizabeth is an art teacher at a Christian school in New Jersey. She has been teaching students in 4th grade through 12th grade since 2015 and graduated with her master’s in art education in 2018. In her free time she loves to read, make pottery, paint, sew, and go hiking. Elizabeth is looking forward to what God has in store for this summer and hopes to see you at Camp Cherith.
Director for Girl’s Weeks 1-2: Emily Geffert “Indigo”
Indigo loves camp Cherith and is super excited to step into the Girls Director friend role for Girls week 1 and 2. She celebrates opportunities to explore new places. Indigo is passionate about engaging campers through quality campfire messages and inspiring discovery during Bible Ex. Indigo grew up as a camper at Cherith and now enjoys being on staff since 2008. Her favorite activities are canoeing, nature exploration, archery and water skiing. During the school year she loves to study the Bible, enjoys spending her time with friends and family, reading, drinking coffee, and cooking. Indigo feels privileged and is overjoyed to be at Cherith this summer and is looking forward to adventuring with campers this year.
Boys Program Directors:
Director for Boy’s Week 1: Rob Scott
Rob Scott has been a boys’ director at Camp Cherith since 1994. 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 an elementary classroom teach since 1992, teaching first grade teacher for 23 years, and third grad in the past few year. 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. Since 1994 he has been a featured speaker at Bethel University Christian Basketball Camps. He founded a ministry called Refugee Life Ministries, which connects refugees to folks from the church so lives can be transformed. Often described by others as purposeful, inspiring, and fun, Rob uses these traits regularly in his many volunteer activities.
Director for Boy’s Week 2: Scott Taylor “Taylo”
Scott Taylor (Taylo) has been involved with Camp Cherith since 1999. He has served as a Pathfinder Counselor, a Divisional Director, on the Board of Directors, and for a number of years as the Director for Boys Week 2.
He 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 Christ.
Although he grew up in San Diego, CA, New Hope, MN has been his home since 1993. He worships at New Hope Church and during the school year serves in the children’s ministries, primarily teaching 5th grade Sunday School.
Since 1992 he has worked with students as a special education teacher, high school social studies teacher, and, since 2006, as an elementary school principal. He has worked for the Osseo Area Schools, currently serving as Principal of Park Brook Elementary. Park Brook Elementary is known for its Focus on Fitness initiative which was designed by Scott to increase academic growth and positive behaviors.
He holds a B.S. from Northern Arizona University in history/education, a M.S. from St. Cloud State University in special education, and completed the administrative licensure program through St. Mary’s University.
Sarah Hlavacek is the Operations Director at Camp Cherith. She has been on staff at Camp Cherith since 2010. She is so excited to see what this summer holds. Sarah has had the opportunity to serve in many areas of camp including counselor, DD, waterfront Director, maintenance and many others. Camp Cherith is her favorite place to be!
Executive Director: Kendra Mohn “Kenfish”
Kendra Mohn has been the Executive at Camp Cherith since March of 2020. She has been on staff at Camp Cherith since 1990 and started as a camper in 1981. She has held many positions at camp, including counselor, waterfront director, and activity coordinator. She earned her B.A. in Music Education and Spanish at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. In addition to working for camp year round, Kendra homeschools her two children, and teaches music.