Meet our 2019 Summer Leadership Staff!
Buddies Coordinator. I grew up in Castro Valley, attending the First Presbyterian Church of San Leandro. My education is in Engineering and Robotics; I went to Harvey Mudd for my undergraduate studies and then Carnegie Mellon for graduate school. Since leaving graduate school, I have pursued high school teaching where I have taught primarily physics and computer science. Currently I'm living near Baltimore, Maryland where I am working at an independent school, working hard to create a strong computer science program and also teaching physics classes. I’m looking forward to spending time getting to know people and talking about God.
Rock & Row Coordinator. I am from Pacifica and have lived in Santa Rosa for the past eleven years. At Sonoma State, I graduated with my BA degree in environmental studies & planning and then continued to get a multiple subject teaching credential. I work in Santa Rosa as a sixth grade science and history teacher. I am a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa. I am excited to spend my time this summer outdoors hanging out with kids in God's creation.
Adventure Camp Coordinator. I am a third year college student at Western Oregon University where I am studying psychology. After college my hope is to become involved in improving the social welfare of children, but in the mean time I love to spend my summers working with kids to create an amazing summer camp experience! I am excited for laughter, adventure, and encountering God this summer up the hill!
Bridge Coordinator. This will be my third summer coordinating Bridge, and I am looking forward to it! I am from Oakland, California and am a graduate of Saint Mary's College of California. I will be starting a master's program at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley this fall, where I will be studying liturgy, communion, and the church. This summer I am looking forward to being in community, laughing a lot, and being outside!
John “JR” Lubey
Redwood Center Coordinator. I was raised in the Bay Area and graduated high school in 2010. I have worked at Westminster Woods every summer since then, and for the past two years I have been on summer staff working in the kitchen. Currently I live here at the Woods and attend church at First Pres in Santa Rosa. In 2015, I received a certificate in Railroad Operations, but now I am looking forward to the fall when I will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history and hope to get a teaching credential as well. Until then, I am super excited to be back again at the Woods as a coordinator, running the Redwood Center, and hanging out with the campers!
Challenge Course Coordinator. I am from Orangevale, California, and I graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Liberal Studies (Education K-8) and received my Education Specialist teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento. I worked for a few years as a middle school special education teacher. Currently, I am a Westminster Woods teacher naturalist and attend First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa. This summer, I'm looking forward to facilitating fun and meaningful challenge course experiences for campers.
Childcare Coordinator. I grew up in Rocklin, California, near Sacramento. I attended Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church through the end of high school, and visit that church family every chance I get. I spent a lot of time exploring the trails of Auburn, reading my summers away, coming to camp here at Westminster Woods, backpacking in Tahoe, and rock climbing in old quarries. I graduated from UCLA this spring with a degree in English Literature. After camp this year, I plan to get a job working with kids, preferably in ministry, down in LA. I also plan to go into education and will be working toward a teaching credential in the next few years so that I can hang out with kids all the time! In the meantime, I am so excited to spend my summer with Camp Kids and go on hikes, play games, and learn about nature and God with them!
Sherwood Forest, Forest Explorers, & Friendship Camp Coordinator. I am from and live in Santa Rosa, CA. I went to University of the Pacific in Stockton. My major was Elementary Education and my minor was in Special Education. I am a second grade teacher at Two Rock Elementary School, and I attend First Presbyterian Church of Santa Rosa. This summer I am looking forward to lots of laughter, heart-felt talks, and playing in the sunshine!
Elevation & Buccaneer Camp Coordinator. I grew up and spent most of my life in Yuba City California before moving away to attend Humboldt State University where I pursued a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology with a minor in Scientific Diving. After graduating I moved to Occidental California and have been working as a Teacher Naturalist at Westminster Woods, teaching outdoor education for mostly 5th and 6th graders. Since moving to the area I have been attending First Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa. This summer I am looking forward to getting to really know the staff and campers and doing my best to make sure that their camp experience is the best it can be.
William (Forrest) Turner
High School Camp Coordinator. Hi! Some people call me Will, but you can call me Forrest here at camp. I am super excited to be the High School Camp Program Coordinator this summer! I love youth ministry and more recently found my calling in social work. Feel free to ask me about either! I have been a summer staff employee here for the last three summers. I loved being on staff from the start. I have been on the Youth Staff at my church for the last nine years. We hold weekly groups and yearly trips to camp and on mission trips. The last year and a half I spent as a case manager for homeless young adults. I was a part of an awesome team helping those who could benefit the most. I am currently in the process of moving to Oregon, but don't worry. Camp is always a home for me.