Josiah and Jackie Gefell are Camp’s newest residents!

Both are from the Rochester, NY area – Josiah grew up at Northgate Bible Chapel, and the former Jackie Clark at Webster Bible Church. Both were campers and CITs, and have been volunteer staff at Li-Lo-Li for many years.

The couple first met as campers at the archery range during Round-Up 2010, just after Jackie finished CIT. They were WITs (Wranglers in Training) together in 2011 after Josiah CIT’d, and officially began dating in 2013.

Josiah has been living and working at Camp since the fall of 2015, when he came on as an intern. He was hired as our newest Property Employee this past November. Josiah will continue assisting our Property Manager, Stacy Bodder, with the many tasks required to keep our buildings and grounds updated, safe, and attractive.

Jackie graduated this May from Houghton College with a bachelor’s degree in Equine Facility Management (seems relevant!). She is CHA certified, which, among other things, means that she is able to teach and certify students in both English and Western riding. Currently she is a CHA Level 3 Equine Facility Manager, and a Level 2 English & Western riding instructor.

Josiah and Jackie were married June 3, 2017, at the Li-Lo-Li Corral. Jon Benson officiated, followed by a reception at the Lodge. After honeymooning in the Adirondacks, these nature-loving newlyweds are settling into the newly updated West Residence.

While Josiah keeps busy at numerous locations around Camp, Jackie can most often be spotted at the corral, or caring for our beautiful hanging flowers. She will also be transitioning into the role of Horse Program Director over the next few years, working with Ted Fox to eventually take on this position and continue the decades of effort he has put into the corral.

Please be praying for Josiah and Jackie as they adjust to married life and settle into their home as our busy summer season begins. Give them a warm welcome and congratulations when you see them at Camp this summer!