Camp Hanover celebrates the ministry of Katherine Todd, who has served as our Assistant Director for the past five years. Katherine is hearing God's call to minister in other places and in other ways. June 30th was Katherine's last day here. We are thankful for Katherine's gift to us of her friendship, her passion for serving the Lord, and her infectious laughter! She will be missed. Katherine was instrumental in coordinating all of camp's advertising and publications. Her creativity, artistic eye, attention to detail, and love for God all came together in the brochures, advertisements, posters, and internet advertisements which she produced. It was her idea to develop the Community Worship experiences offered once a month during the year, weather permitting in the beauty of God's creation. She worked tirelessly to plan meaningful times of worship for summer campers and staff, often offering her beautiful voice as part of the service. Katherine was ordained as a Presbyterian Church USA minister of word and sacrament in a beautiful service in camp's outdoor chapel several years ago.
Allison Unroe, a pastor and colleague of Katherine's wrote this wonderful tribute to her. May God find a place where all your considerable gifts can be used in service to the Lord.
Katherine Todd taught me how to sing. I hadn’t sung with any confidence, with any passion, or with any fervor ever, simply because I didn’t sing well. I also can’t read music, and joining choirs full of people with much more experience was intimidating. So for 23 years I didn’t sing. But one summer Katherine said, “You’ve got a good voice. Want to sing with us?” Did I want to? Yes, I wanted to. Deeply. Profoundly, I wanted too. But I couldn’t. With significant reassurance and coaxing, Katherine lured me into her tiny. Five of us sat in a tight circle and sang. Katherine would point up or down to indicate what she needed me to do with my voice. When I became discouraged and felt insecure, she reassured me. And I sang. I sang on trails and in the office. I sang to myself and to others and to God. I sang in worship. I sang, and a new side of me was awakened.
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