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Full-time Staff

  
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Meet the Full-time Staff of CBD:

Dean and Jerri Heiser Wenger are the Executive Co-Directors of Camp Blue Diamond and have held this position since 1991.  Jerri is an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren and oversees programming and ACA accreditation.  Dean oversees business operations. Both Dean and Jerri are Visitors for the American Camp Association. Dean and Jerri are members of the Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon. Before coming to CBD, Jerri worked as the Assistant Director and Program Director at Camp Inspiration Hills in Ohio, and as an Admissions Counselor for Manchester University. Dean worked four summers on the staff of Woodland Altars and Inspiration Hills as a counselor, naturalist and outdoor school instructor, and taught mathematics in the public school system for six years. The Wengers have three sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren.

Photo:
(Back) Brian Bert, Dean Wenger, Paul Witkovsky
(Front) Shawnee Rupert, Jerri Heiser Wenger,
Amanda Helfrich, Deb Glenny

Paul Witkovsky is CBD's Facilities Director. Paul oversees all construction and renovation projects at camp. He also oversees building, road and grounds maintenance. Paul worked at CBD in the mid 80's for a few years, and then joined the fulltime staff in 1991. Paul is a member of the Roaring Spring Church of the Brethren. He and his wife Julie have two grown daughters and sons-in law. Paul enjoys golfing and does much of the leg work for the annual Brethren Open Golf Tournament.

Deb Glenny is CBD's Financial Secretary, and a cook. Deb has worked at CBD since the mid 80's. She loves to quilt, is a big fan of her King Charles Spaniel, Shamus. She is a member of Faith United Methodist in Manor Hill and the Spring Mount Church of the Brethren. Deb's husband Jeff is the pastor at the Spring Mount Church.

Brian Bert is CBD’s Program Director.  He is a graduate of West Virginia University and has served as PD since January 2008. Before becoming CBD's Program Director, Brian served on the summer staff as a counselor. Brian is responsible for training and overseeing the summer program staff and planning all the fun things that happen at summer camp. Brian is a member of the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren. During the offseason, Brian oversees several retreats, and helps with housekeeping, maintenance and kitchen duties. Brians 's wife Alyssa is Physical Therapist. Brian and Alyssa live at Camp Blue Diamond.

Amanda Helfrich is CBD's Assistant Program Director. Amanda earned a degree from Eastern Mennonite University in Outdoor Ministries in 2016. During the Summer Camp season Amanda is Assistant Program Director. During the rest of the year she helps with programming, housekeeping, maintenance and anywhere else she is needed.

Shawnee Rupert is CBD's Food Service Director. Shawnee was employed as a social worker for many years before operating her own restaurant in Petersburg for three years. Shawnee has four grown children and seven grandchildren. Her daughter Sarah works as a cook in the Lodge kitchen too.