We are SO EXCITED to be going to Panama for the third year through Pine Cove’s Commission Camping! We know our friends in Latin America are excited as well. During this third year of the trip, it will be such a blessing to be reunited with old friends. Here is our 2016 Crier Creek team:
Jared Schuler is Pine Cove’s Executive Director of Columbus camps as well as the Director of Crier Creek. He and his wife Heather have 4 children: Avery, Hannah, Lilly, and Hudson. Jared played basketball at Anderson University in Indiana where he double majored in Bible and Art (with a concentration in glass blowing). He’s a Sooner fan, so we’ll see what kind of mood he’s in after this year’s college football playoff!
Tyler Riley is a Retreat Specialist with Pine Cove, and also serves as the Senior Program Director for Crier Creek. He is originally from Baytown, TX and graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 2013. Tyler loves music and Houston Texans Football!
Catherine Taylor was recently hired as the Womens Director for Crier Creek. She is from Houston, Texas and is finishing her degree in Spanish at Auburn University in Alabama. In her spare time,, Catherine loves playing music (on one of the three instruments she knows)!
Madden Ladwig is from McKinney, TX and attends the University of North Texas. Madden loves Disc Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, or anything that requires “Huckin’ Plastic”!
Brian Bell is from Tomball, TX and plays tennis at Colorado Christian University (Who’s House!?). Brian loves adventure and watching North Carolina basketball (don’t mention the UT upset. Trust us, he knows!)
Harrison Holmes is from Coppell, TX and is majoring in Journalism and African Studies at the University of Arkansas. It might not come in handy as much on this trip, but Harrison can speak Swahili!
Caroline Baerg is from Houston, TX and attends the University of Texas where she studies Economics. Her dream is to be on the show Survivor, and we think she could do it!
Madeline Cook is from Houston, TX and is a nursing major at Blinn College. Fun Fact: Madeline claims one pupil is a different size than the other!
Katie Valenzuela is a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor student from Mission, TX. Katie studies Communication/Public Relations and loves to sing!
Andrew Fredericks is from Katy, TX and is a student at Texas A&M. Andrew got a guinea pig for Christmas. Andrew is not allowed to bring his guinea pig to Panama.
Mallory Fortner is a Texas A&M Aggie from Longview, TX. She’s a Sociology major and proud to be double jointed in both arms. Ask her about it, she’ll tell ya!
Ben Meredith is from Houston, TX. He is a Business student at the University of Texas. This won’t be his first time to Latin America as Ben has also been to Costa Rica!
Katherine Mavergeorge is from Houston, TX and currently attends Texas A&M where she studies Industrial Distribution. Katherine is always up for adventure, like the time she went snow skiing on the Fourth of July!
Kendall Hughes is from Cypress, TX and attends the University of Texas. This will be her third summer at Crier Creek and her second trip to Panama!
Jacquelyn Chauviere is a Texas A&M student from Cypress, TX. She’ll be returning for her second summer at Crier Creek in 2016!
Ty Oakes is from Ruston, Louisiana and attends Texas A&M University. Ty also has two other brothers…who were born on the same day and year because he’s a triplet!
Continue to follow our blog as we’re in Panama and see what’s! Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. Many updates to come!