In May I quit my job to move my family 1,000 miles away to follow my dream. Ever since I heard about Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ I had been talking with my friends on how rad it would be to do that work full time. Then 4 years later it became a reality. For those of you that don’t know much about me I grew up, went to college, got a job, got married and lived comfortably in Eastern Washington for 27 years. The last 4 of those I was running the Spokane chapter of SFC. I could go into more details on why I made the jump but what’s more important is what’s been happening since I did.
One of the first big events since working with SFC was the Next Level Snowflex Camps. This is definitely one of the highlights of my year so far! At this camp I was one of the counselors that was in charge of watching over 5 campers each week and making sure they didn’t get into trouble. This was my first time EVER to a summer camp, and I’m supposed to do what?! Fortunately, I was blessed with probably the best campers at the camp for both of the weeks. It was great to hang out with them and basically be a camper for two weeks. We had a daily bible study time after dinner and it was very encouraging to see 50+ campers crammed into the lodge to hear people speak the Word. I even had the wonderful opportunity to be there when one of my campers rededicated his life to Christ! I LOVED IT!
Working for SFC isn’t always just out there having fun and being a part of big events. In the National Office our job is to do everything we can to help the individual chapters make that happen. Being with SFC I’ve fallen into more of the IT role. Using the knowledge from my degree and past career to help improve the organization. From websites to organizing the supporters and volunteers of SFC. This has been great because there definitely has been a need for better organization in the past. We are looking forward to improving on this going forward and making it EVEN easier to be apart of the growing community of skiers and snowboarders who love to tell others about Jesus.
Lastly, one of my favorite parts about working with SFC is the constant reminder of our roots; where we come from. Josh and Randy are always reminding me and each other that telling shredders about Jesus is more important than the SFC organization. Good to remember and be a part of a group of rad dudes that even if the organization fell apart (this is definitely a hypothetical situation) they would still be out there telling snowboarders and skiers about Jesus. I look forward to spending many more months and years working with this great community of people!