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10 Questions with Asbury Hills Director David Rouse

After being on the job for a full week, we decided it was time for you to get to know the new Asbury Hills director a little better. David comes to Asbury Hills from a camp and conference center in Kentucky with his wife, Susan, and children, Scott and Kassidy. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Here are 10 Questions with David:

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Have you played any sports?
Soccer as a forward and basketball if you can believe that.

What are your hobbies?
Spending time with family especially throwing a football with Scott and Kassidy. We love to go hiking and are looking forward to being able to do it more now that we are in this area. We also love going to theme parks and the beach.

Favorite Movie?
Back to the Future

Favorite Vacation Spot?
Disney World (FYI for reasons why Asbury Hills is better than Disney World, click here.)

If you had to live off one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cereal, specifically Cocoa Krispies

If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Flying (very helpful for getting around Asbury Hills)

What is your favorite superhero?
Iron Man

David Ironman

Favorite book/TV show?
Intimacy with the Almighty by Chuck Swindoll and MacGuiver

Favorite thing so far about Asbury Hills?
I’ve really enjoyed the relational aspect. Asbury Hills has a very close and friendly staff.  It is also a beautiful property.

What are you most looking forward to about the next year?
I’m really looking forward growing together as a team here. I see Asbury Hills as poised for growth, and I’m very excited about expanding the ministry and seeing what new things Asbury Hills can offer.

David Cheerwine

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New Beginnings

There’s a season for everything
and a time for every matter under the heavens:
    a time for giving birth and a time for dying,
a time for planting and a time for uprooting what was planted,
    a time for killing and a time for healing,
a time for tearing down and a time for building up,
    a time for crying and a time for laughing,
a time for mourning and a time for dancing,
    a time for throwing stones and a time for gathering stones,
a time for embracing and a time for avoiding embraces,
    a time for searching and a time for losing,
a time for keeping and a time for throwing away,
    a time for tearing and a time for repairing,
a time for keeping silent and a time for speaking,
    a time for loving and a time for hating,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


Although he will be missed, it is with much joy that we announce that Ryan Culby’s season as the director of Asbury Hills has come to an end. He has accepted a job with the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church as the Director of Buckhorn Camp in Bellvue, Colorado. Please be in prayer for Ryan and his family as they transition to life in Colorado. Buckhorn Camp has been faced with lots of challenges, and Ryan feels this is where God is calling him to serve.

It is with excitement that we also announce we have already begun the search process to find the person God is sending to Asbury Hills. Your prayers are also very appreciated as we are accepting resumes and creating our short list of candidates. We will keep you posted on the progress of the search.

In the meantime, camp continues to run strong with the staff going full steam ahead. Asbury Hills is also blessed to have Frances Hulme return this summer as the interim summer camp director. You may know Frances from her many summers at Asbury Hills both as a camper, CIT, and staff member. Most recently she has spent the past several summers as the summer office manager. She works during the school year as a guidance counselor at Pickens High School, and we feel she is the perfect person to serve as the director this summer.


We are looking forward with great anticipation to the next season at Asbury Hills…both for this summer and the summers to come under the new director. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to give our Executive Director, Arthur Spriggs, a call at 864.298.0125.

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