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We are pleased to announce that Jon Epps has accepted our invitation to serve as our next Director of Camps & Retreats (DCR). He will join us in that capacity on October 1, 2018. This is the culmination of several months of consideration, which included the review of 29 inquiries received for the job from across the country. The Search Committee that was put together to give counsel to the process included Paul Petersen, Eric Frazier and Darell Smith & Tom Beaumont. 

Jon was a Firwood summer staffer for several years in the ‘90s, where he met his wife, Shannon, who also served on staff. He is a WWU grad with a degree in Business Administration. He also has his M.Div. from Regent College. Jon spent six years at University Pres. Church in Seattle on their pastoral team working with young adults, and for the past six years has been the Director of The INN University Ministries here in town. Jon is very well-connected here in Whatcom County and very much liked and respected amongst ministry leaders. Please join us in welcoming Jon to The Firs Family!

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