BLUE JAY, CA (March 17, 2016) – Joel Rude has been named executive director of Alpine Camp and Conference Center, it was announced Friday.
He has served as associate director for eight years. In that role, he supervised multiple staff teams and oversaw their development, assisted Alpine in successfully passing the American Camping Association accreditation for three straight years, and helped lay the groundwork of a strategic plan for the camp’s future.
“Joel is highly regarded for his character, has a passion for Christian camping, and an even deeper passion for making Christ known through a ‘mountain top experience,’” said Nick Von Stein, chair of Alpine Camp’s Board of Directors. “He is caring, wise, well read, and has a deep understanding of Alpine.”
Paul Wilson, superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference, commented, “Joel has a deep love for God, is passionate about growing Christ followers, and is captivated by the pursuit of Christian integrity in all aspects of life and ministry. A commissioned Covenant minister, Joel has a deep background and a strong commitment to Christian camping ministry.”