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Our 2024 Program

To the Glory of The King!

To Him be all glory, and power, and majesty!

August 3 thru 10, 2024

Saturday nite Ministry

The Sky Family Singers

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Saturday Night - August 3 - 7:00 p.m.

On the cold, wind-lashed coastlands of Prince Edward Island a family gathered close around the woodstove, fiddles and guitars in hand. As the snow piled high on wild winter nights inside hearts were warmed by rhythmical reels and soaring melodies. As the chill gave way to the intoxicating sweetness of summer, visitors from around the world gathered to hear the SKY Family perform their own particular blend of fast-paced Celtic music and Irish dance. Many friends were made and from there calls came to come to all parts of the US and Canada. The summer concert series grew into coast to coast tours across America. Now they regularly perform to packed venues, at home as much on the west coast as the east. The SKY Family hosts their own half hour radio program weekly on radio stations covering the northeast.

The SKY Family's production Celtic Revival! brings world-class Irish dance to lively Celtic/pop-rock music and songs rich in harmonies. Woven throughout are humorous stories and inspirational testimonies. Each member performs on several instruments and all contribute to the rich vocal harmonies and dance. The program is engaging for the whole family.



Our Preacher
Tony Palow  

     Tony Palow has been the Lead Pastor of Restoration Church of Rhode Island for over 18 years during which he has planted five churches and initiated a school of ministry.

     For over 25 years, he's been known as an equipper and systems thinker. He is President and CEO of Equipping for Life Network, which teaches strategic tools for overcoming obstacles and accomplishing vision. As an experienced organizational consultant, tactical thinker, motivational speaker, storyteller, mentor, trainer, and life coach, he has served as a resource for leaders, pastors, and business owners across the East Coast.

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Our BibleTeacher
Josephus Housey, Jr. (Redeeming the Time Ministries)

     Breaking out of Islamic roots, after multiple encounters with The Holy Spirit, Apostle Josephus pursued an intimate relationship in a new-found love for His Savior Jesus Christ.

The fruit of that intimacy was the inception of Healing Waters Ministries (Springfield, MA) a small church in 2010. Today, the church has expanded and with a honed vision, has been appropriately renamed

     Josephus Housey burst on to the White River Scene like a breath of fresh air as our Primary Speaker in 2023. It quickly became clear that we had chosen him as one of our own! He blessed us with powerful anointed preaching from the pulpit. We expect that as our Adult Bible Teacher, the results will be perhaps even greater as he steps into his wheelhouse - teaching the Word of God!

Our Worship Leader
Missy Townsend

    Missy Townsend has been singing in churches from the age of 5.  As a young teenager she was part of a worship team that traveled in the Midwest US and Internationally. She has been leading worship at women’s retreats, district conferences and worship events in Northern New England for the past 20 years and is presently the worship leader at her home church in Windham, Maine.  When she is not leading you will find her pouring into young worship artists and helping guide them into all that God has for them. Her first love is Jesus Christ and she is passionate about seeing people know His heart and live in the fullness of intimacy with Him.  Her desire is to provide an atmosphere where people freely worship, the Kingdom of God is tangible and the Holy Spirit transforms lives as God’s goodness shows up in the most creative ways. 

Wayne and Robyn Stires

     Wayne and Robyn Stires have been at the helm of our Young People's Institute for twenty-seven years. Robyn handles the teaching responsibilities and Wayne brings strong leadership and mentoring skills to the team. Together they form a powerful team that year after year they bring a dynamic program to the camp. Young People's Institute always includes strong Biblical teaching, creative activity programs, and ample opportunities for strong relationships to develop between teens. 

     In recent years the Stires have implemented several events that draw multiple generations together in various fun and edifying events. Adults and teens join together in high powered competition and deep spiritual bonding; the joining of the generations. 



Children's Ministry (VBS)
Heather Traudt

     Heather Traudt is a highly experienced teacher. She started teaching Sunday school and VBS as a teenager. Because of her passion for education, Heather graduated from Castleton State college with a degree in mathematics and elementary education. She has taught at a private Christian school, public school systems and most recently she has spent the last 12 years educating her three children at home. Heather loves teaching children about Jesus and that is evident in the joy and excitement she brings to camp.


Food Services
Nathan Chechile

     So many of our key staff and leaders are part of multiple generations that have blessed and been blessed by White River Camp. Nathan Chechile is one such person. He grew up on the grounds with his family and as an adult has embraced the vision of generational ministry. His parents have been keenly involved in the ministry of White River and now Nathan's family have taken up the mantle. He is married to Elizabeth (who is on our finance committee) and together they have four children. 

     Nathan is a professional cook at a key New England Prep School and brings his considerable skills to the kitchen and dining at White River. Nathan is highly creative and brings great skill to our kitchen.  In addition to leading our kitchen and dining crew, Nathan serves as a member of our board of directors. 

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