Matt Friedeman, PhD is the John M. Case Chair of Evangelism and Discipleship at Wesley Biblical Seminary.
Dr. Friedeman brings a multi-faceted ministry to his teaching at Wesley where he has served since 1987. He has authored books on evangelism, discipleship, and methods of Bible study. He has written a regular newspaper column and been a talk-show host on American Family Radio. Dr. Friedeman regularly leads students in various types of outreach, such as prison ministry and ministry to the unborn. Matt is an ordained Nazarene minister who serves as the founding pastor of Day Spring Community Church in Clinton, Mississippi. He and his wife, Mary, have six children.
David Kochendorfer received his BA in Bible/Theology from Vennard College (IA), and his MDiv. from Western Evangelical Seminary (OR). He married his college sweetheart, Carol, and they have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren.
For 26 years Dave served at Happy Valley Evangelical Church in various roles: Youth pastor, Associate, and Senior (lead) pastor. Following that, he and Carol became missionaries with Evangelical Church missions, serving in Cubatao, Brazil and then in Kirtland, New Mexico in Navajo ministry, a total of 18 years. They are now retired and living in Waterville, MN.
El Sembrador school (The School of the Sower) is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to educating, discipling, and challenging the future leaders of Honduras.
CAMP YOUTH LEADERS
Jennifer Redshaw is currently serving as the youth pastor at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Although her husband is native to Hillsboro, she and her family have also spent some time in Virginia and Southern Oregon. Before answering the call to youth ministry, Jennifer spent several years working with younger teens in Sunday school, teen quizzing, and as a behavioral health coach for at-risk youth. She is currently a graduate student at NNU theological seminary.
Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, Darren, and her three children: Gwenevere, Richard and Alister. Her favorite thing to drag her family to is a waterpark: nothing beats a new water slide.
Becky Steele serves with her husband, Jim, at the Happy Valley Community Church. They live in Happy Valley and have three boys (Anthony, Jameson, and Zachary) and two girls (Maddy and Breanna).
Becky has led the Vacation Bible School at our Camp Meeting for several years and continues to bring a love and excitement to the kids and excellent leadership to the VBS team.
Karl Kochendorfer will be leading the congregational singing during our evangelistic services throughout the week.
Debbie Weatherspoon will be our pianist and coordinate the music for the week of camp.