Get away to RCP…
Plan now to join us for yet another fabulous summer of family camps at RCP! Our Family Camp weeks are JAM PACKED with fun…SO much fun that you will go home exhausted yet refreshed! With great teaching for adults and kids, lively youth programs and a huge array of recreation options and special events, the week is truly a summer highlight and one to remember!
Keynote Speaker, Mark Shetler
River City Church, Sacramento
Mark grew up in the church, literally, as his father was a Church of the Brethren pastor in Pennsylvania where clergy often lived in parsonages that were attached to the church building. Both of his grandfathers, his uncle as well as assorted relatives also served in the ministry. Mark decided in high school that although he loved the Lord he wanted to pursue a career that was not in the church. However, he received a clear call into the ministry the summer after graduation. He was first licensed to the ministry at age 19 and actively served the church while obtaining his education.
After completing a bachelor’s program in Organizational Communications at Sacramento State University, Mark obtained a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Mark served in student ministries for 27 years and came on staff at River City Christian (then First Covenant) in 2004. He and his wife Melissa enjoy serving as a team in various ministries. For fun, Mark likes to cook, work out and have cross-cultural experiences.
Morning Bible Teacher, Dr. Sandra Richter
Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
As a professor there is nothing I am more interested in than making the real people who lived in the real space and time of the OT come alive for my students. My objective? To bring your Bible to life and remind all of us that the story of the Old Testament is our story!
I am currently the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. Right now I am working on some technical articles involving the economics of Deuteronomy, a book for serious laity entitled The Fifth Gospel: A Christian Entry into the Book of Isaiah,and a book on environmental theology for the lay person with Hendrickson. You will also see my face on the Seedbed site as I now have three DVD-based lay curriculums designed around The Epic of Eden.
I am married to the amazing Steven Tsoukalas (also an academic with an expertise in Comparative Theology), and we have two perfect daughters, Noël and Elise.