2018 Leadership for Middle School Conference!
June Leadership (June 21-24 and June 26-29)
Co-Directors: Haley Jones and Chelsey McElwee
Haley is a 2nd Grade Teacher in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and is a member at White Memorial Presbyterian Church. This is her 2nd year Co-Directing the Middle School Conference and can’t wait to be back! Haley has been coming to Massanetta ever since middle school and absolutely loves it there!
Chelsey has been a part of Massanetta for a few years, serving as an enabler coordinator and workshop director at the middle school conference and has found the ministry and community at Massanetta to be unlike any other! Chelsey is a middle school special education teacher in Chapel Hill and a member of University Presbyterian church. Chelsey loves to watch sports, hang out with friends and spend time with her two cats Elliott and Theo. She can’t wait to spend another summer in Massanetta…see you on the slip-n-slide!!
Keynoter: Allysen Schaaf
Allysen is a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary where she spent just as much time in the library as she did on the Ultimate Frisbee field. She loves hiking in the mountains, running with her dog Milo and creating intricate decorations on her homemade pies and cupcakes. Allysen has been sliding down the Massanetta slip-n-slide since she was in 7th grade and is excited to be back at the Netta this summer! Allysen currently serves as the Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families at Decatur Presbyterian in Decatur, GA.
Recreation: Caroline Patton Janes
Caroline first experienced Massanetta Springs as a middle schooler at the middle school conference. Her love of Massanetta drove her to serve as an enabler for three years and most recently Recreation Director at the “Wear Love” conference. Currently Caroline lives with her husband Jon and their crazy puppy Axel in Huntersville, NC. Caroline works as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in Charlotte, NC. Caroline looks forward to all of the fun and laughter that she will get to witness at the recreation events and can’t wait to meet everyone in June!
Music: Scott Brown
July Leadership (July 5-8 and July 10-13)
Co-Directors: Kelly Kaufman and Shasta Brown
The Reverend Kelly Kaufman began her work in ministry a little over 16 years ago serving as the Director of Christian Education in Waynesboro, VA. She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College, now Mary Baldwin University, and has a Masters in Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before ordination, she served three churches, two as the Director for Christian Education and one as the Director for Youth Ministry. Ordained in 2008, she has served two churches in Virginia as the Associate Pastor of Christian Education at a very large church and Solo Pastor at a very small church. Recently Kelly was the Interim Director of Programs at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. In 2016 Kelly joined the staff at GenOn Ministries as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Last fall (2017) Kelly became the Parish Associate for Children’s Ministry at Olivet Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. Throughout her ministry she has spoken at youth retreats, provided leadership at the Massanetta Middle School Conference, led various training events, and has led workshops (and preached) at many Presbyterian Women gatherings. Her favorite call is taking care of her family. Kelly and her husband Evan reside in Charlottesville, VA. They have one son (6), Calvin (not named for John Calvin but we love the humor of it!!), and a daughter, Maggie Joy (1). In whatever time she has left she enjoys reading, trying new recipes, and watching cooking competitions, which leads to finding ways to meet celebrity chefs! She and her husband are amateur “foodies” and love to try new restaurants and go on food tours.
Keynoter: Rebekah Hutto
Rebekah is the Associate Minister for Christian Education and Discipleship at Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. She is from Greenville, S.C., and graduated from Wofford College and Duke University Divinity School. Rebekah has a passion for storytelling and loves teaching all ages. In 2016 she published her first children’s book, The Day When God Made Church, with Paraclete Press and her second book comes out during the fall of 2018. Rebekah loves Massanetta and has many fond memories there, forming incredible friendships and growing in her faith. She even introduced the tradition of energizers to the children of Brick Church! Rebekah is married to B.J. Hutto, an ordained Baptist Minister, and their children, Hannah Ruth and Elijah, love living in New York City.
Recreation: Genevieve Brooks
Genevieve is the Director of Middle School Ministry at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. She oversees middle school programs, classes and trips; coordinates adult leaders who are called to work with sixth, seventh, and eighth graders; and, perhaps most importantly, provides support and care for middle school students. Genevieve most recently, served as Associate Youth Director at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh after working as the full-time Summer and Adventure Camp Coordinator at Camp Don Lee. Camp, one of Genevieve’s strongest passions is where she fell in love with Jesus, games, small group ministry, campfire songs and her husband, Alex! Genevieve was baptized, raised and confirmed at Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. She loves Jesus, coffee, sailing, games and cat videos.
Music: Steve Lindsley and Jerry Chapman
When Steve Lindsley is not being Senior Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, or songwriting/gigging, or keynoting/leading music for various retreats and conferences, or working in his yard, or playing pick-up basketball with his two sons, or cheering on his Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets, or watching music competition reality TV shows with his wife, it probably means he’s sleeping. www.stevelindsley.com.
Jerry is a singer-songwriter/worship leader living in Mount Airy, NC.He plays over 100 shows a year, as he has done for, well, forever. He also leads Worship at 2 churches in Winston-Salem, NC. He lives with his awesome wife, Jennifer, and his 2 funny, smart, amazing kids, Georgia (16) & Matthew (14). He loves reading & running, but usually not at the same time.