Introducing our Week 8 camp pastor–Martha Timmons! Martha is the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at St. James United Methodist Church in Spartanburg. She has been with St. James for three years.
How is Martha connected to camp? We asked and here is what she said:
“Asbury Hills holds a special place in my heart and in my life. I grew up as a pastor’s kid so we moved every so often, but even in the midst of the changes and moves, I could always count on going to camp every summer I loved reconnecting with the staff and friends I made there.”
Not only was Martha a camper, but she was also a CIT, counselor, life guard and pastor at Asbury Hills. She’s done it all!
“Camp is where I love to go to disconnect form the chaos of the world and a place where I find myself closest to God–in the creation of God. I wanted to serve as a pastor so I could connect with the staff and spend time with campers. I can’t wait to worship alongside of you and to grow spiritually with you while at camp.”
We asked Martha to describe herself in one word and she said ‘mom’. She has a one year old who might make an appearance this summer!
What is Martha’s favorite food? Ice cream. She has a bowl of ice cream almost every night! What is her favorite flavor? You’ll have to ask!
Upon asking Martha how she thinks our theme of Defy will play into campers and staff, she said that with God, all things are possible and with God, we can live more fully without letting fear take hold of our lives.
“I can’t wait to spend a week with you at camp! I’m looking forward to having fun and worshipping God with you!”
Join us August 5-10 to spend the week hearing from Camp Pastor Martha Timmons about what it means to defy our fears!
Here is the line up of the other pastors joining us this summer!
June 10-15 Jonathan Tompkins
June 17-22 Ed Stallworth
June 24-29 Rebecca Rowell
July 8-13 Laura-Allen Kerlin
July 13-15 Leigh Randall
July 15-20 Ben Sloan
July 22-27 Andrew Wolfe