Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Van Houten resigns as workcamp coordinator for General Board.

Steve Van Houten has resigned as coordinator of the Workcamp Ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board, effective Jan. 30, 2008. He began his work with the General Board on July 1, 2006, when he was hired to fill the new staff position of workcamp coordinator in the board's Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

In the past year, Van Houten and the workcamp staff began a significant expansion of the workcamp program. This summer, he oversaw 37 workcamps involving 854 participants.

Prior to coming to the General Board Van Houten served as a pastor for 25 years, most recently as senior pastor of Akron (Ohio) Springfield Church of the Brethren. Over the past decade he also frequently served as a volunteer workcamp leader for the General Board, and was dean or service project coordinator at the last four National Youth Conferences. He is contemplating returning to pastoral ministry.

Source: 9/12/2007 Newsline

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