“We feel greatly blessed by God as he brought us someone with so much experience and expertise as Rick has,” said Jim Kerr, board chair.
“Our search lasted over 18 months, and over a dozen candidates applied for this position. While some had comparable experience and expertise, Rick’s 30 years of experience in Christian camping, as well as his visionary ideas of how to effectively reach children and adults with the gospel within a camp setting, set him apart. Additionally significant was his desire and plan to build and mentor a team of employees and volunteers to serve along with him.”
“My wife and I are looking forward to returning to the beautiful mountains of Virginia and are extremely excited about taking the lead of this amazing ministry,” Perez said. “We are more than anxious to begin our incredible new chapter in the life and future of Camp Bethel Ministries. We are committed to and passionate about reaching people with the unmatched message of the gospel.”
“We are looking forward to God using Rick’s passion and leadership to enable Camp Bethel Ministries to reach its full kingdom-building potential and to connect with the Wise community as well as all of our stakeholders,” Kerr said.
“We are also very grateful to the Wise community for its strong support of our ministry throughout our 80 years of existence, and we look forward to better serve the children and adults of the Wise community and beyond,” Kerr added.