Nawakwa Welcomes Mindy Shively as New Director

Shively FamilyMindy’s experience at Nawakwa as a camper and as a staff member in the early 2000s were deeply formational for both her life and her faith. The foundation she built at camp developed into a decision to attend seminary, where a deep passion for outdoor ministry, environmental care, and community was strengthened. During seminary, Mindy did her internship at The Wittel Farm Growing Project, which gave her family the amazing opportunity to spend the entire summer at Kirchenwald. Mindy brings this deep love for outdoor ministry into her vision for the future of Nawakwa, as well as her recent experience as Christian Education Coordinator at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Abbottstown. Mindy met her husband Keith at camp, and they were married at Fischer Chapel. They now have three daughters: Norah (11), Rory (9), and Sybil (almost 8). Their two Irish Setters, Delilah and Sully, can’t wait to be full-time camp dogs. Mindy is honored to join the Lutheran Camping Corporation staff as the Director of Nawakwa, and is humbled at the opportunity to steward Nawakwa into the future so that the gift of camp can continue to be shared with others.