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Brian Frick is the Associate for Camp and Conferences Ministries with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He has been involved in camp and conference ministry since high school. For the past ten years, Brian has served as program director of Johnsonburg Center in New Jersey, Westminster Woods in California, and Heartland Center in Missouri.

Camp and conference ministry compliments and partners with other ministry aspects of our church to foster faith development and reflection. As our communities and our church changes, our ministries need to grow and adapt with creative and emergent programming and leadership to meet new realities.

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September 24, 2012

Great Opportunity in Energy Corps Internship


I'm sure you know some young adult who would be perfect for this position!

Ferncliff Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center was just approved for a full time Energy Corps position.  The person needs to be selected by 10/15 and would then serve for 11 months starting in December.


ResponsibilitiesManage garden/farm, institute energy efficiency and green practices at Ferncliff, add weatherization for low income families to the summer mission team program, assist with the construction and program development for our Eco Center -- straw bale, solar powered building that will house 26 people for low carbon impact events and education, other responsibilities as negotiated based on the corps member's skills and passions.


Compensation:  $12,000, housing/utilities on site, insurance, and $5,000 educational award via AmeriCorps.  


Contact:  David Gill, Ferncliff Director,


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