MECHANICSVILLE, VA – October 7, 2013 - The Camp Hanover Ministries Board of the Presbytery of the James is pleased to announce the hiring of Harry Zweckbronner as Camp Hanover’s Program Director, effective Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
After much prayerful consideration and a thorough search process involving a tremendous number of qualified candidates, the Search Committee invited Zweckbronner to serve as Program Director, a role vital to Camp’s continued growth in outdoor ministry and small-group Christian camping. In his new position, Zweckbronner will be responsible for leading the day to day operations of Camp Hanover’s vibrant Summer Camping program and for developing retreat programs and special events throughout the year that amplify the Camp Hanover experience.
Harry believes strongly in all aspects of Christian camping, and is most passionate about team building and giving kids the opportunity to grow in their faith. A lifelong Presbyterian, Harry's experiences attending summer camp as both camper and staff member played a large role in shaping the person he is today. Because of the impact camp has had on his life, Harry is passionate about helping others have similarly significant experiences.
Harry received degrees in history and social science education from Florida State University, spending 7 years as a high school history and peer leadership teacher in Florida and New Jersey before answering the call to camp ministry. Zweckbronner has served for the past ten years as Program Director at the Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center, where he oversaw the summer camp and year-round retreat programs. Harry has also served on the board of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association (PCCCA) and is a Standards Visitor for the American Camp Association.
Family life is a priority for Harry. He loves spending time with his wife, Ann, and their children Molly (11), Kathryn (8), and Will (6). He also likes to cook, coach youth sports, and is an avid sports fan. The whole family is looking forward to this next adventure as part of the Camp Hanover team.
The Camp Hanover Ministries Board and staff appreciate your continued prayers and support for the ministry of the Camp and for Harry Zweckbronner and his family as they follow God's call to serve in this sacred place. With a deep history of life-changing ministry to build upon, Camp Hanover's future is full of hope and excitement for all that God will continue to accomplish here.
Camp Hanover is the outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of the James, Presbyterian Church (USA). Founded in 1957, the mission of Camp Hanover is to provide a place apart for renewal and growth in an environment of Christian hospitality.