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ABOUT

THE FIRS COUNCIL

The Council of The Firs shall consist of a group of people actively committed to the objectives of the organization and deeply concerned and involved with their fulfillment.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH

LUNCH 1-2 PM / MEETING STARTS @ 2PM

CAMP FIRWOOD / CENTERHOUSE

We eagerly anticipate coming together to rejoice in the remarkable work God is accomplishing through The Firs.

RSVP

Lunch will be served from 1 - 2 PM. Will you be joining us?
Would you like to book a cabin at the Retreat Center on Saturday or Sunday night?

BALLOT MEasures

COUNCIL NOMINEE
JOSH WILSON

My name is Josh Wilson and I’m a husband, a father to two sweet kids, the lead pastor at Northlake Community church, and a huge advocate for Christian camps and retreats. I grew up going to camp for a week every summer from kindergarten all the way through high school and spent a weekend every winter up at the chalet with my high school youth group. Retreats were such a highlight for me as they provided a break from my day-to-day life to connect and engage with God.

 

Being a Pastor in a local church context now, I see the immense value of retreating to be with God as more valuable than ever before. More than just my love of camps and retreats, I’m gifted in organizational leadership and love seeing people come together in unity for the greater purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God. Having spent so much time around the Firs and Firs staff, I realized that it’s time to give back to this great organization that’s had such a lasting impact on my life (not to mention it being the reason the church I pastor at exists).

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BOard NOMINEE
KAREN WATSON

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My name is Karen Watson. I am a wife, mother of three grown children, and grandmother to five grandchildren. My husband, Marc, and I have been part of The Firs community for almost 35 years, with Marc serving on staff for 32 of those years. You can also find him lending a hand in the kitchen from time to time. I've held various roles on staff, most recently serving as Tom Beaumont’s executive assistant. Currently, I work part-time at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers in town, handling medical billing.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, crocheting, taking leisurely walks, and cherishing moments with our family. Marc and I share a passion for traveling, particularly our annual journey to visit our son, Robbie, and his family in Ecuador.

 

My aspiration for joining the board is to provide support, encouragement, and prayer for the staff, coming alongside them in their endeavors.

BOard NOMINEE
ROB GILFILLAN

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My name is Rob and I grew up in Bellingham, where I spent winters with my youth group at the Firs Chalet and worked summers on the staff at Camp Firwood in 1996, 1999, and 2002. Professionally, I am the owner of Gilfillan CPA LLC, offering tax planning and preparation services to businesses and individuals. Since 2020, I have volunteered on the finance committee at The Firs.

My wife, Bre Ann, and I are blessed with three children, aged 16, 13, and 10. In my free time, I find joy in my faith in Jesus Christ, cheering for Seattle sports teams, and leisurely floating in lazy rivers.

ELECTRONIC VOTE

Please submit one vote per person.

Vote to elect Josh Wilson to join The Firs Council.
Vote to elect Karen Watson to serve on The Firs Board.
Vote to elect Rob Gilfillan to serve on The Firs Board.
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