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About Kevin Wolf

Hello all, my name is Kevin Wolf. I grew up in Mickleton, New Jersey and graduated from Kingsway Regional High School in 2007. I, now, attend Asbury College and am in my Junior Year (as of January 2010). My major is Media Communications and I have an emphasis in Film/Production. I started my involvement with Delanco Camp back in 1999 as a camper and have moved onto the staff side of Camp in 2005 and have been involved with that side ever since.

Summer Staff Profile: Jon Henry

Name: Jon Henry
Nickname: Biscuit
Job: Kitchen Coordinator
Age: 21 (22, come July)
School attending/last attended: Ramapo College of New Jersey
Years on summer staff: First year on summer staff, but I’ve done several weekly staffs.
Years attending Delanco Camp: 9
Home church: Leesburg United Methodist
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:38-39
Favorite cereal: Just a straight up bowl of marshmallows. No dry cereal stuff or anything. I’m awesome like that.
What made you want to be on staff this summer? Pretzel sandwiches. Also, the chance to give back to a place that’s meant a lot to me over the years.
What are you most looking forward to this summer? Pretzel sandwiches.
Share with us your elevator testimony. I don’t really have a big conversion story or anything. I grew up in the church. Over the years I’ve had moments when I doubt my own self worth and knowing Christ has helped to teach me my personal worth. I know that I am beautifully and wonderfully made by a Creator who cares for me.
If you were asked to choose an actor or actress to portray you in a movie about your life, who would it be and why? Me. I’d do it myself. Or maybe Levar Burton from Star Trek/Reading Rainbow just because he’s awesome. Wait, no! Matt Smith because he’s insane enough.
If you needed to choose a food that you would live on for the rest of your life, what would it be? Buffalo chicken, as long as I have access to blue cheese. I assume sauce is a given in this whole thing.
Using the letters of your name, make an acrostic that describes you:
Juvenile
Obstetricians
Negligently
Hurt
Esbjörn’s
Norweigen
Retina
Yearly

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Summer Staff Profile: Colleen McCullough

Name: Colleen McCullough
Nickname: Mama…so lovingly given to me by 2010 summer staff
Job: Head Cook
Age: Really? Old, just old.
School attending/last attended: Overbrook Reg. HS
Years on summer staff: Third Year
Years attending Delanco: Three
Home church: Gibbsboro United Methodist Church

Favorite Bible verse: It changes often but one of my favorites is: Philippians 4:12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Favorite cereal: Vanilla Island (Vanilla flavored Frosted Mini Wheats)
What made you want to be on staff this summer? Wait, I had a choice?? No really, because there’s no place like Delanco Camp!!
What are you most looking forward to this summer? I am looking forward to seeing God work through the volunteers and witnessing lives being touched.
Share with us your elevator testimony. I was born and raised in a family who attended church regularly but never really felt God’s awesomeness until I attended Creation Fest with my friends in 1985. I have been lucky enough to be able to return several times since then (and to see my daughters experience it) and it never ceases to bring me closer to our Creator!
If you were asked to choose an actor or actress to portray you in a movie about your life, who would it be and why? Sandra Bullock because she is an awesome comedic actress and let’s face it, life is pretty funny.
If you needed to choose a food that you would live on for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is an unfair question to ask the head cook…one who loves to eat.  Um, pizza and cheese fries?
If you were told you could do one thing and you absolutely would not fail in doing it, what would you do? I would help Delanco Camp and others close to me so that money was never an issue.
Using the letters of your name, make an acrostic that describes you: C- creative, O- original, L- loving, L- listener, E-easy-going, E- efficient, N- necessary

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Summer Staff Profile: Rachel Goss

Name: Rachel Goss
Nickname: (don’t have one)
Job: Volunteer Coordinator
Age: 19
School attending/last attended: Elizabethtown College
Years on summer staff: one (2010)
Years attending Delanco: 2004 to present
Home church: Bethesda United Methodist Church
Favorite Bible verse: Galatians 2:20
Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

What made you want to be on staff this summer? I absolutely loved my first summer on staff, so I was so excited to have the opportunity to be at Delanco for another summer!

What are you most looking forward to this summer? I am most looking forward to the fellowship with the other staffers and the campers.

Share with us your elevator testimony.
I have attended Bethesda United Methodist Church with my family since I was born. I accepted Christ as my savior in eighth grade at a youth group retreat. Since that moment, my life has completely turned around. I participated in youth group throughout high school. I was able to do several service trips through my youth group. I went through a rough spot during my senior year of high school when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. She reminded me that I need to keep trusting that God will let His will be done. Soon after, my mom was declared cancer-free! Since that event, I have grown so close to the Lord. I worked at Delanco that summer which connected me with so many Christian supporters. At college, I found a good group of Christian friends. I just returned from Uganda where I spent a month working in a school with World Gospel Mission. I am so excited to follow God wherever He is calling, which right now is Delanco Camp!

If you were asked to choose an actor or actress to portray you in a movie about your life, who would it be and why? I would choose Reese Witherspoon because she is always so excited, which describes me completely.

If you needed to choose a food that you would live on for the rest of your life, what would it be? Bacon, hands down.

If you were told you could do one thing and you absolutely would not fail in doing it, what would you do? Save the world! Wonder Woman style.

Using the letters of your name, make an acrostic that describes you:
Rambunctious
Adventurous
Cooperative
Humorous
Excited
Lucky

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Summer Staff Profile: Miles Jesuncosky

Name: Miles Jesuncosky
Nickname: Frowns
Job: Lifeguard
Age: 16
School attending/last attended: Audubon High School
Years on summer staff: First year
Years attending Delanco Camp: 3
Home church: Audubon UMC
Favorite Bible verse: John 3:16
Favorite cereal: Cocoa Puffs
What made you want to be on staff this summer? I needed a new job.
What are you looking forward to this summer? New friends
Share with us your elevator testimony. I discovered the love of God at Delanco Camp. He helps me live a loving life. If it wasn’t for Him, I would not be at Delanco as a lifeguard.
If you were asked to choose an actor or actress to portray you in a movie about your life, who would it be and why? Tom Hanks, because he is cool, calm and funny
If you needed to choose a food that you would live on for the rest of you life, what would it be? Tacos
If you were told you could do one thing and you absolutely would not fail in doing it, what would you do? My band would get signed to a record label.
Using the letters of your name, make an acrostic that describes you:
Marvelous, Innovative, Loving, Energetic, Stylin’

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Summer Staff Profile: Caitlin Pettit

Name: Caitlin Pettit
Nickname: 57, Caitip, occasionally Cait, but typically only in written and not verbally. I know, it’s weird
Job: Lifeguard
Age: 25
School attending/last attended: TESC
Years on summer staff: This makes year 4.
Years attending Delanco Camp: This makes year 16.
Home church: Calvary Chapel Vineland
Favorite Bible verse: I have many and am having trouble narrowing it down to just one. Therefore I encourage you to find me at some point this summer. I will share a few more of my favorite verses and you can share some of your favorites with me. I am going to cheat and share three that I feel go together nicely. They are 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 and Philippians 4:8
Favorite cereal: I have two, Reese’s Puffs and Strawberry Frosted Mini Wheats.

What made you want to be on staff this summer? I heard that they were looking for a lifeguard and I looked back fondly on the time I had previously spent serving camp for the summer and felt like it was the place to be again this summer.

What are you most looking forward to this summer? Seeing how God is going to work in me, through me, and around me.

Share with us your elevator testimony. I was raised in a church attending family. Church was what you did on Sundays and during any children’s program they had so that you could be a good kid, or so I thought. When I was 9 and first attending Delanco I understood, in part, for the first time what it meant to be a Christian and I accepted Jesus as Savior and have been walking with Him ever since. Along the way I have done some growing and have learned many lessons. Find me this summer and ask me about them.

If you were asked to choose an actor or actress to portray you in a movie about your life, who would it be and why? I honestly do not pay attention to actors and actresses. So I have asked a friend of mine to help me out with this one. This is their answer. I guess I’d have to go with Selma Blair. She’s short and has dark hair, and she often plays kind of a tough woman.

If you needed to choose a food that you would live on for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken. If I have to pick a way that it’s prepared I would go with patty form.

If you were told you could do one thing and you absolutely would not fail in doing it, what would you do? This is a good question. I guess it would be to write my own Christian preschool curriculum and implement it in my very own preschool center.

Using the letters of your name, make an acrostic that describes you:
Caring, always willing to help
Always Striving
Intelligent
Trustworthy
Loved by an awesome God
Interesting, very interesting
Nurturing.

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The 1%

By Kevin Wolf

Those that know me know I don’t follow politics very often. There are some things that are greater than my comprehension. Politics is one of them. I try to pay attention to the hot-button issues but, there’s a depth to the whole process that I don’t understand.

One of the things that has caught my attention, and I’ve followed with some regularity, is the “We are the 99%” issue. Now, I’m not going to delve into my opinions of it and the comments, if there are any, that come from this shouldn’t be political in nature. That’s not the point. The purpose of this is to flip the script.

We as Americans…well, we as humans tend to be very me-centered and the “We are the 99%” protests are a shining example of that. If you were to be honest with yourself, would you admit, either to yourself or to this Internet community, that you’ve thought about others when it comes to your finances?

In 2007, the most recent data I could find, a study showed that 56% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. Fifty-six percent. And we Americans are worried about the fact that we can’t buy the newest car or iPhone or shirt or whatever it is we covet.

I remember back in 2008 during a Koinonia, Stu Smith, arguably Asbury’s most famous bald man, said, “God doesn’t give us the talents we have to serve ourselves. He gives us the talents we have to serve those outside this community. Whom do you serve?”

It just so happens that talents were a form of money in biblical times.

There’s a story told by Max Lucado in his book titled Fearless. It’s pretty long but the metaphor in it is awesome. So grab a drink and sit back.

“A few years ago, our family got involved in a game of Monopoly. I was on a roll. First time around, I stopped on Illinois and Park Place and bought them both. Then I added Indiana and Boardwalk. Let anyone come down that street and I had them dead. I bought all four railroads. I had houses and hotels; I couldn’t keep from smirking. I had so much money; I had to set some on the side. Everyone else was counting their little dollar bills and I had hundreds and thousands!

Finally, around 1 a.m., they all went bankrupt and I won! They got up from the table with no word of congratulations and headed for bed. ‘Wait a minute now!’ I said. ‘Someone needs to put the game away.’ They replied: ‘That’s your reward for winning. Good night!’

And there I sat, alone. All my hotels, all my deeds, all my money, and I realized, it doesn’t amount to a thing. And I had to put them back in that box.”

He sums up the chapter (and I highly recommend you go buy the book, if you don’t already own it. If you do, give one to a friend.) with this:

“God owns everything and gives us all things to enjoy. He is a good shepherd to us, his little flock. Trust Him, not stuff. Move from the fear of scarcity to the comfort of provision. Less hoarding, more sharing. After all, it’s just Monopoly money. It all goes back in the box when the game is over.”

Remember this Lenten season, to the world, we are the 1%.

Kevin is an Asbury graduate. He worked on Summer Staff for six summers and has been a frequent writer for our blog.

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