Stephen grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended church at Second Presbyterian and Charlestowne Methodist. In 2009, Stephen graduated from the Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston and went on to attend Clemson University, where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry. Throughout his childhood, Stephen was always excited about making the 3-hour trek to the Upstate and Bethelwoods for a week of summer camp. He did this each year attending our MADD, Night Owl, and LIT/CIT (Leader/Counselor in Training) resident camps. While at Clemson, Stephen served four continuous summers on staff at Bethelwoods, as both a Counselor and as Resident Camp Coordinator. In addition, during the school year Stephen worked as a Retreat Group Host, a Kid’s Night Out Host, and performed maintenance around the camp. It was through his experience at Bethelwoods that Stephen’s passion for camp ministry grew. To further develop this calling, Stephen spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons in Kansas City, MO serving at Heartland Presbyterian Center. During his internship there, Stephen gained first-hand experience in year-round camp ministry, while also serving as an intern for Children and Youth Fellowship at Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. In his spare time you will find Stephen reading, watching TV, playing games, hanging out with friends, and following Clemson Football!
Colleen moved from northern Illinois to Ft. Mill, SC, where she lives with her husband of 30 years and their five children. Colleen began her work adventure at Bethelwoods as a summer staff office assistant in 2012. In 2013, she was asked to join our year round staff as the Office Manager, bringing with her a variety of skills from her years of corporate experience in sales, customer service, and office management. Three of Colleen’s five children have also worked at Bethelwoods since 2010.Colleen is active in several ministries within her church, involving children and helping new members connect.
Food Service Director
Lexi is a cradle Presbyterian and Pastor's daughter who grew up moving around the Southeast. In 2012, Lexi graduated from Mooresville Senior High School and went on to attend Coker College as a student athlete, eventually transferring to the University of Florida. Having not had much experience with summer camp as a child, Lexi began her camp journey at Montgomery Center in 2012 where her passion for Camp and Conference Ministry was ignited. Since then, she graduated with a B.A. in Religion from the University of Florida and accepted a full time position at Montgomery as their Director. Lexi is a member of the American Camp Association as well as an accredited Level 2 Challenge Course Facilitator. In addition, she is also working towards her Compass Points Certification through the Presbyterian Camp and Conference Association. In her free time you will often find Lexi spending time with her dogs, hiking, watching college football (Go Gators!), and hanging out with friends and family. Lexi is thrilled to take this next step in her ministry journey and continue to share her passion and program skills at Bethelwoods.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Wendy moved with her family to South Carolina 9 years ago.She has been working at Bethelwoods since the spring of 2014. Wendy has four children and lives in Sharon, SC. She attends church at the Cornerstone Family Worship Center in York.