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The Firs Retreat Center

RETREAT CENTER STAFF

Kirk Potter

Kirk Potter

Family Retreat Center & Community Ministries Director

Kirk Potter joined the staff in 2007 as the Director of Retreat Center and Community Ministries. He graduated from Biola University and Talbot Seminary, where he earned a BA and MA in Christian Education with an emphasis in camping. As a student, he spent 11 summers in camping, serving four different camps, including Firwood – where he was known as “Snap Biscuits” (it’s a long story).

Kirk has worked in church and camping ministries since then, including 16 years as the director of a Canadian camp. Kirk and Debbie are the parents of three children: Jeremy, Jonathan, and Halie. At home Kirk can often be found working on a house renovation project or with his head under the hood of an old car.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.230
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Jan Morell

Jan Morell

Director of Guest Services, Retreat Center

Jan has been working in Guest Services since 2000. She has also worked in housekeeping, in the former bookstore and as receptionist at The Firs. She and Jim have a grown son and daughter and seven grandchildren.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.221
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Barb Vander Meulen

Barb Vander Meulen

Accommodations Supervisor

Barb has been a staff member since 1985. She was born and raised at The Firs (Helen and Doug Anderson’s daughter). She and Bruce have two grown sons and six grandchildren; 3 granddaughters and 3 grandsons.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.213
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Jenny Greenleaf

Jenny Greenleaf

Office Manager & Receptionist

Jenny joined the staff in December 2000. She has a Fine Arts degree from SPU & attended Torchbearer’s Bible Schools in England (Capenwray) and Sweden (Holsbybrunn). In her free time, Jenny enjoys decorating with refurbished thriftstore finds, painting, & gardening.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.200
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Jim Donath

Jim Donath

Retreat Center Kitchen Manager

Jim joined the The Firs staff in 2007, as a transplant from Minnesota. Jim and his wife Julie have three children, Jacob, Nick, and D’Andra.

Phone: 360-733-6840
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Brian Lingbloom

Brian Lingbloom

Facilities Manager - Retreat Center

Brian and his wife, Julie, have been volunteers at The Firs for several years before joining our staff. They have three grown children; one son and two daughters.

Phone: 360-733-6840
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Kim Hendrickson

Kim Hendrickson

The Firs Registrar

Kim has been involved with The Firs as a camper parent (her three boys have attended Fircreek Day Camp and Camp Firwood) and now as our Registrar.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.211
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Glenn Grandy

Glenn Grandy

Facilities Assistant

 

Kay Nicholas

Kay Nicholas

PM Cook

Retreat Center Contact Info:   Jan Morell at 360-733-6840, ext. 221  •   Email Jan Morell

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