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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 Visitor Trainers and Visitors for the American Camp Association, and Dean is oversees publicity for the Church of the Brethren's Outdoor Ministry 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 grown sons, two daughter-in-laws and a very cute grandson.

Photo:(L-R)
Deb Glenny,
Dean Wenger,
Jerri Heiser Wenger,
Brian Bert,
Paul Witkovsky,
Lois Lynn
(Not pictured: Amanda Helfrich)

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. Paul enjoys golfing and does much of the leg work for the annual Brethren Open Golf Tournament.

Deb Glenny is CBD's Food Service Director. Deb oversees kitchen ordering and operations. When Deb is not cooking in the Kitchen, she works in the camp office. Deb has worked at CBD since the mid 80's. She loves to quilt, and is a member of Faith United Methodist in Manor Hill. Deb's husband Jeff is the pastor at the Spring Mount Church of the Brethren.

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 the CBD Intern. Amanda earned a degree from Eastern Mennonite University in Outdoor Ministries in 2016. She is serving a 15 month internship at CBD. During the Summer Camp season Amanda is the Tower Director and the Assistant Program Director. During the rest of the year she helps with programming, housekeeping, maintenance and anywhere else she is needed. Lois Lynn is the baker/cook at CBD. She retired from Mutual Benefit Group in Huntingdon, and now works year-round, part-time in the camp kitchen. She attends the Fairview Church of the Brethren in Williamsburg, and is a member of the camp board. Lois has three grown children, and enjoys being a grandma. Her son AJ worked on staff for many years as a counselor, and lifeguard.