bob Bob Strodel, Executive Director

I wanted to provide you an update on the search process for the Director of Ministry Services position at CCCI.

Over the past several months we have conducted a search for the right individual for this position.   A detailed job description was formulated and the opening was posted on several sites, including: InDeed, ACA website, CCCA website and through an announcement on camp’s social media network.

We received a surprising strong level of applicants for the position, and many additional phone or e-mail conversations with me from folks who wanted more information.   A detailed weighted matrix was established to screen the candidates, and the top candidates were given phone interviews, followed by a video conference interview with the HR Committee of the top candidates.

An offer has been extended and accepted by Tim Nielsen, who has directed Camp Sandy Cove since 1989.  He is a former Brookwoods camper, and has earned an MA in Christian Education.  His undergraduate work in Communication was done at Houghton College in New York.  Tim has been involved with ACA and CCCA for many years as a true camp professional.

When we looked at the candidates, Tim provided a great mix of experience, stability, prior history with the camp and ability to make an immediate impact.  Tim loves the ministry of camping, and we believe that this love, combined with emotional ties to Brookwoods, will foster a long-term stable relationship.

I would like to thank the HR Committee (David Bass, Bob Bennett and Jon Bryan) working through this process with me over the past several months, and for their blessing they provided on the hiring of Tim.

Tim and Adina are finalizing arrangements for transition to New Hampshire with Tilba and Dagny.