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a look back as we look forward


n October 1, 2002, Highlands was launched into a new era when the new Retreat Center opened for business. This was all made possible by a number of people with a vision for God’s ministry in one of God’s spectacular settings. Generous donations of time, talents and resources made it possible to complete the new Retreat Center. The Center has a two-fold mission. First, this space helps us to meet our mission of providing gracious hospitality and quality Christian programs in our majestic mountain setting; and nurturing spiritual renewal and transformation in a safe and inclusive environment. Second, this building provided Highlands with kitchen and dining facilities as well as meeting space. Progress continues at an amazing speed. Thanks to our CampBrain software, we are able to track reservations and activities for Summer Camp and Guest Groups. This allows us to evaluate and track every facet of our operation and improve efficiency. A few of the things this program allows us to do are: l Provide online registration for Summer Camp and Highlands’ programs l Track data about every camper and visitors using the Retreat Center l Track the number of meals prepared l Track the number of guest days in all of our facilities and demographics


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“Cecilia, Dave and Jim served excellent meals with a friendly and welcoming spirit that made us glad to be here.” -- Hal P., The YHS Reunion “We had such a nice selection of food for lunch and it was wonderful.” -- Joyce P., First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud, Women’s Retreat In 2007 we served 42,738 meals to campers and guests. Bringing our food service “in house” at the end of 2006 has proven to be a great asset for Highlands. In 2007, we have updated our beverage station, making hot and cold beverages available 24 hours a day to all guests. In addition, more effective cost management has enabled us to improve our menus. Cecilia’s commitment to quality food service has resulted in an increase in guest satisfaction as indicated by guest evaluations! In 2006, Highlands added a Marketing and Sales staff person. In the fall of 2002, with the opening of the Retreat Center, we saw a bump in guest days as guests waited to use the long-anticipated Retreat Center. However, after this initial bump, our occupancy began to drop. With the addition of our Sales and Marketing staff we have begun to see a sustained increase in occupancy for all of our facilities. See “A Look Back” - Continued on Page 3

quilt auction

eautiful handmade quilts are a hallmark of Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center! Literally---beautiful quilts adorn the walls of our halls, as well as adding beauty and charm to each of our Retreat Center rooms. During the 2008 Christmas Party, Highlands is planning to host a Quilt Auction! The proceeds from the auction will go directly to reducing the principal of our mortgage. The auction will be held Saturday December 6, 2008. If you or someone you know would like to make a quilt to donate to this cause, please contact Chrissy Starcher, event coordinator, at 303-7472339 or Quilts of all sizes and designs are welcome! Page –– January 2008

Dear Friends, his newsletter is filled with news from the last year, and hopes and dreams for the coming year! I hope that you will enjoy reading about 2007 and remembering great accomplishments and special times together. We look forward to having you here in 2008! Each week as we gather at staff meeting, we pray that our guests will be drawn into a deeper relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, during their time here. We hope you’ll be here soon for a time of rest, reflection, renewal and faith strengthening! We recently sent all clergy persons, youth leaders, Christian Educators and Commissioned Lay Pastors in Denver Presbytery and the Presbytery of Plains and Peaks a special invitation to come to Highlands this spring at a time that is convenient for them. Please encourage those you know to



come for a little while! Make sure that they find that envelope on their busy desk and take time for themselves! We would also love to come to your congregation and talk about Summer Camp, or our many new Adult Programs. We’d love to participate in worship, teach a Sunday School Class or lead a youth activity! And if we come this spring, we’ll bring you a special $25.00 off coupon for each congregation member who signs up for Summer Camp within two weeks of our visit. We are a lot of fun and this is a great offer! Call us today; we would love to come visit your congregation! As we begin this new year, please join us in thanking God for the many blessings of 2007 and for the joy of ministry at Highlands in 2008! Maria Shupe, Executive Director

new this year!

lan Your High School Summer Trip to Highlands Youth Re-Creation! Highlands is excited to offer a new summer youth conference for high school youth in 2008. Highlands Youth Re-Creation is a national conference-style event that combines the power of large group worship and dynamic keynote speakers with a small group atmosphere. Youth Re-Creation is specifically designed to encourage participants to be able to interact with the keynote leadership. What makes this conference especially unique is that folks can register individually if not coming with a youth group – making it especially accessible for small churches to send delegates to Youth Re-Creation. The leadership is nationally known and acclaimed: Keynote Speaker: Rev. Gayle Parker, a pastor from Phoenix, AZ Worship Leader: Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, a pastor from Memphis, TN Leaders from Highlands, Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Grace Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Collins, and First Presbyterian Church of Sterling have dedicated much time and energy to ensure the success of this conference. We anticipate youth coming from all around the country to participate in this ground breaking event. It is not too late for you or your youth group to sign up. Visit us on-line at for more information!

wish list


3 Eight Garmin eTrex (yellow color) GPS Units for Summer Camp. Cost $100 each. 3 Funds designated for the projects to be done by the Mariners in Mission in August, 2008. We have a great group of skilled volunteers coming for a week. Your designated gift can help to purchase the materials for the projects they will be working on while they are here. Please indicate that your gift is for “The Mariners In Mission Project.” Page –– January 2008

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Looking forward to 2008, our Marketing SubCommittee has set a goal of a 6% increase in guest occupancy. New rates for 2008 are fair and competitive, yet sound from a fiscal standpoint. These new rates also encourage guests to stay multiple nights with a second (and subsequent) night discount. We will soon be launching a new web site which showcases the full range of Highlands’ ministry and outstanding programs and facilities. Be sure to check it out at Looking for ways to be good stewards of all of our resources, Office Coordinator Lewis Beach is currently conducting a Feasibility Study on Environmental Education Programs for the Highlands Marketing SubCommittee. The data from this study will help us decide if we can move into this area of programming, which would make use of our facilities at times when they are not currently being used. While the Retreat Center is the showpiece of our facilities, Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center has over 40 buildings. In 2006 and 2007 many improvements have been made to our facilities. These include: l

New fencing at the Horse Corral and an enlarged riding arena


A new well to supplement the current well that is running at capacity


Trail improvements with a new walking bridge across the stream


A new Archery Range, and storage shed for archery equipment that will be ready for summer 2008


Purchase of a new bus for transporting campers


Remodeling the kitchen in Horse Lodge


Refinishing the floors in Horse Lodge


Remodeling the bathroom in Coyote


A new server for our computer system


Fiber Optic Cable to the Program Office to provide network and internet service for staff and guests


New stairs for the main entrance to the Retreat Center

In 2007 we moved from a Facilities Sub-Committee to an Operations Sub-Committee to help oversee our entire operation including housekeeping, food service, facilities, guest services and administration. The work of the Operations Sub-Committee is built on our commitment to providing all of our guests with a high quality experience. Looking forward we are anticipating the arrival of the Mariners In Mission for a 2008 work camp. This group of skilled adult volunteers from across the nation will spend a week in August working on a variety of projects. Currently under consideration by the Operations Sub-Committee are upgrades and renovation to both the Chapel and Paintbrush cabin. Dave Strom will be looking for volunteers who are familiar with Highlands and would be interested in serving as project coordinators during this week. Careful management of our finances is crucial to the success of Highlands. In 2006 we hired an Accountant to handle payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Amy Mickles’ work has provided the Finance Sub-Committee with accurate accounting and financial reports. Amy has also set up direct deposit of payroll checks as a benefit for employees, as well as provided timely filing of all employment tax documents and payments. Our annual budgeting process has been streamlined as staff and sub-committees work together to develop and monitor the budget. Each committee and staff member receives regular financial reports tracking both income and expenses. In 2006, Highlands began accepting credit cards. In 2007 we processed 529 credit card transactions. This has streamlined much of our registration and payment process. See “A Look Back” - Continued on Page 4 Page –– January 2008

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Sum of Gift Amount $645,953.44




Highlands receives significant financial support from a growing base of donors who love Highlands and want to see this ministry grow. A six year review of donations Highlands has received demonstrates strong financial support.

$533,080.42 500100 $417,490.75 400100





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In 2007, the Development Sub-Committee worked with the Roecker Consulting Group to complete a feasibility study for a new capital campaign. Looking forward, it is clear from this study that eliminating our debt is important to those who love Highlands. Since ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2002 Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center has reduced its debt from $3,495,177 to $2,178,313. Elimination of our mortgage will free up nearly $500.00 per day (our current interest payments) for ministry.

It was a terrific year for Program at Highlands. In 2007, we were able to hire two new individuals to lead our program into new frontiers! Kevin Starcher arrived in March to take over as the Director of Summer Camp and Youth Events, while Katie Palmer, a CLP from Westview Presbyterian Church in Longmont, came on board in June as our Adult Program Facilitator. And even though Kevin and Katie have yet to put in a full year at Highlands, they came to an already strong program (one that had achieved a perfect score on the American Camp

Association accreditation the year before) and have been able to accomplish the following during their short time: Our Program passed the rigorous state licensure inspection with flying colors! Highlands Summer Camp is licensed by the State of Colorado as a Child Care Facility, and must meet high standards to maintain compliance with state regulations to ensure a safe environment and quality program. While always keeping our participants’ safety in mind, a new Emergency Evacuation plan was

configured for use in the event of an emergency at Highlands. (While we are proud of it, we pray we never have to use it!) For the first time in 2007, campers were given the opportunity to purchase a specially made DVD featuring a collection of pictures and video taken during their time at camp. An experiential and meaningful worship service was designed around the Highlands’ pond in the hope that participants would grow closer to the God who loves them so much. See “A Look Back” - Continued on Page 5

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“A Look Back” - Continued from Page 4

At Thanksgiving this year we received this email from a camper . . . “I’m a senior high camper who has been going here for the past . . . well . . . long time. Since Thursday is Thanksgiving I would like to thank you and God for Highlands and everything about it. For years it’s been my place of peace, refuge and spiritual nurturing. I honestly don’t know what I would do without it and the many wonderful people that I have met up there. Highlands has blessed me with lifelong friends and mentors who are passionate about Christ and his love. . . . Highlands is like a speck of God’s kingdom placed here on the earth to help us grow closer to Him.” In the fall, youth from Arvada Presbyterian Church led a “Highlands Sunday” worship service. Many young people shared their stories from camp. Olivia H. shared these thoughts: “Highlands is not just a camp anymore. It is where I feel closest to God. It is my second home. Highlands has done many things for me. But the most important is that I have been blessed by people who care about me. They have struggled and triumphed, lost and gained, and felt pain just like me. But most of all they have shown me how to be someone who loves God, no matter what.” Looking forward, the Program Sub-Committee has many new things on their agenda: s For 2008 an awesome DVD was made for promotional uses to show off the excitement of Highlands’ youth and intergenerational programming. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to call the office and ask for a copy. s In June of 2008 we will offer our first Summer Youth Conference for Sr. High Youth. Youth ReCreation will invite Sr. High students and their youth leaders to come to Highlands for a special time with Keynote Speaker: Rev.

Gayle Parker; Worship Director, is a competent professional Leader: Rev. J. Herbert who builds confidence and hope for Nelson; and Recreation Highlands’ short-term and longLeader: Rev. Jon Heeringa. term health---and we all like her a Check out more details at lot! Our strong executive director has helped us to make incredible a special website set up for progress in all aspects of the ministry this event! and operations of Highlands. s In October of 2008 we will ofDave Strom, Director of Facilities, fer our first Elderhostel event manages an increasingly complex and plans are underway for facility. Kevin Starcher brought more Elderhostel events in immediate positive impacts to our 2009, including traditional summer program. Katie Palmer, programs, and intergeneraour new Adult Program Facilitator, tional programs. has renewed our adult programs People are the real strength of and taken us into new directions Highlands Presbyterian Camp & with Elderhostel. Cecilia Everson, Retreat Center. The Joint Highlands our Director of Food Service has Camp Committee has strong leadintegrated food service into our ership from both the Presbytery of overall mission and is providing Denver and the Presbytery of Plains gracious dining experiences for all of and Peaks. Eighteen members meet our guests. Kathy Griffee, Director six times a year to evaluate and envi- of Sales and Marketing, has set sion ministry at Highlands. Our six ambitious personal goals for growth sub-committees provide strong over- in guest stays at Highlands in 2008. sight and vision to the ongoing oper- Lewis Beach, Office Coordinator, ations of Highlands. The Marketing provides tremendous support to our Sub-Committee has established goals staff, guests and expanding ministry. and a marketing plan and is workLaura Richard, Registrar, has been ing that plan. Our newly revamped freed up to focus on registrations, Program Sub-Committee is overseemaking sure that we have all the ing summer camp and an expanded program which includes new adult programming, Elderhostel and a possible Environmental Education Program. Our Finance SubCommittee is making very sound business decisions while the Development SubCommittee is working Recognition of the Safford Family hard to ensure the future as Volunteers of the Year of Highlands by reducing our debt, providing paperwork necessary to provide scholarships for campers and fundcampers with a safe, fun time at ing new ministries at Highlands. camp. Buddy Jones, Guest Services, The Operations Sub-Committee embodies the commitment to quality has been expanded to oversee all of guest services that we see in all of our operation; while the Personnel our guest services, food service and Sub-Committee provides for the housekeeping staff. The staff of oversight and care of our outstandHighlands is a strong team of caring, ing staff. knowledgeable people with a heart Highlands is blessed with a for ministry. strong staff. Maria Shupe, Executive See “A Look Back” - Continued on Page 6 Page –– January 2008

Volunteers are integral to every part of our ministry. Volunteers serve as:

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Members of the Joint Highlands Camp Committtee


Members of our Sub-Committees


Weekend Hosts


Summer Camp Directors


Summer Camp Worship Leaders


Summer Camp Health Care Providers


Design Team and Planning Team Members


Spring and Fall Work Day Volunteers

People are the real strength of Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center!

Tom Phillips recognized for Special Service Award

As we look back over the last few years, we have a great deal to be grateful for . . . beautiful facilities, generous donors, great programs, wonderful volunteers, strong staff, and lots of new ideas! As we look forward we are excited about so many things . . . new programs for Summer Camp, Elderhostel, new guest groups, debt reduction, and possibly an Environmental Education Program. We hope that you will keep the ministry of Highlands in your prayers, with both deep gratitude for what has been and great hope for our future!

gifts in memory and hon or of. . .


ach year Highlands receives gifts in memory and honor of special people and loved ones. In 2007 we received gifts in Memory of . . . . . Anu White Arthur Norman O'Neill Becky Richards Edgerton Bob Jansen Carolyn B. Cuany Carolyn Wolf Douglas Martin

Evelyn Keith Fran Mitchell Gene Chitwood Jim & Virginia Work Johann Michael Rieger Jr. Leroy & Esther K. Perfect Loved Ones

Marie H. Wollenzien Nickless Family Paul Williams Robert Jansen Roy & Margaret Struck

And in Honor of . . . . Baby Boy Kasiewicz Don & Mary Snavely Elaine Bidinger Gines' Grandchildren God's Gift of Life Hannah Kapsak Briana Frenchmore Herman Family Highlands Summer Staff

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Highlands Staff and Volunteers Keene L. & Alice L. “Peggy” Morris Nathan Hope Roberta Goodall Janet Brandt Andrew Asmus Sibyl Goerner Ron & Sarah Baxa Cleon & Betty Kimberling

Marriage of Dave & Julie Bartlett Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Rick Castor Tom Phillips Safford Family W. Vance Phipps Wayne & Rochelle Wendell Winifred S. Dynes

2008 summer camp schedule Highlands is proud to offer a summer full of exciting and engaging programs for peoples of all ages. While the schedule may seem full, our programs often have the tendency to fill quickly as well. Be sure to register today to ensure your space in Summer Camp 2008. You can register online at! Scholarships are provided through the generous donations of congregations, presbyteries and individuals so that any camper (child or adult) who would like to attend camp at Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center can do so. For more information on scholarships, please call Laura in the Highlands office at (303) 747-2888, or check on-line at

Early Summer May 23 - 26

Memorial Day Camp


May 30 - June 1


Ages 8 & older

Week 1 June 15 - 20

Mid High Camp

6th - 8th

June 15 - 20

Senior High Adventure

9th - 12th

June 15 - 18

Rough Riders 1A

6th - 8th

June 18 - 20

Rough Riders 1B

6th - 8th

June 15 -18

Mother Daughter

Ages 8 and older

June 18 - 20

Special Needs Camp

Age 15-Young Adult

June 15 - 20

Counselor in Training


June 21

Wildflower Day Camp


Week 2 June 22 - 27

Youth Re-Creation

9th - 12th+

June 22 - 27


7th - 9th

June 22 - 27

Mid High Adventure

6th - 8th

Week 3 June 29 - July 2

Rough Riders 3A

6th - 8th

June 29 - July 2

Intro to Backpacking

9th - 12th

June 30 - July 2

Wildflower Camp

Adult Women

July 3 - 5

4th of July Camp


July 6 - 11

Senior High Camp

9th - 12th

July 6 - 11

Saddle Soars

9th - 12th

July 6 - 11

Mid High Adventure

6th - 8th

Week 4

July 6 - 9


Ages 6 - 8

July 9 - 11

3rd/4th Grade Camp

3rd - 4th

July 9

Wildflower Day Camp


All grade levels are for those the student will be entering in the fall of 2008. “2008 Summer Camp Schedule” - Continued on Page 8 Page –– January 2008

“2008 Summer Camp Schedule” - Continued from Page 7 Week 5 July 13 - 18

Night Owl Camp

5th - 6th

July 13 - 18

Senior High Adventure

9th - 12th

July 13 - 18

Leaders in Training

10th - 11th

July 13 - 18


7th - 9th

July 13 - 16

3rd Grade Camp


July 16 - 18


Ages 5 - 7

Week 6 July 20 - 25

Highlands Mission

9th - 12th

July 20 - 25

Mid High Adventure

6th - 8th

July 20 - 25


7th - 9th

July 20 - 23

GPGC Retreat center

Ages 4 - 6

July 20 - 25

Senior High MAD

9th - 12th

July 20 - 25

4th/5th Grade Camp

4th - 5th

Week 7 July 27 - Aug. 1

5th/6th Grade Camp

5th - 6th

July 27 - Aug. 1


7th - 9th

July 27 - Aug. 1

Mid High MAD

6th - 8th

July 27 - Aug. 1

Mid High Adventure

6th - 8th

July 27 - July 30


Ages 8 - 10

Late Summer August 3 - 8

Saddle Soars

9th - 12th

August 7 - 10

Women’s Faith & Fitness

Adult Women

thoughts from annely noble Joint Highlands Camp Committee Chair


  hope you were as excited to see your Highlands Summer Camp Brochure as I was! Did you open the brochure and view the video hoping to see your own picture? There are new camps and the beloved traditional camps, camps for the rugged and camps for the fainthearted, camps for the adventurous and camps for the crafters, camps to meet new friends and camps to renew previous friendships; there is a camp for everyone! And, don’t forget the Youth Re-Creation for high school students! Bring your whole youth group for a real “bonding” opportunity; it promises to be the highlight of your church life this year. I am excited about Highlands! The Highlands staff is providing opportunities for you to experience Christ with your best friends in the most beautiful setting in Colorado. They are here to provide you a mountain top experience, the pinnacle of your summer! Register now before camps are full and so you Page –– January 2008

can have your first choice! Bring your friends and share God with them; they will thank you for it and you will share the experience all year! When I walk through the trails and cabin area at camp, I often have chill bumps and I know it is a sign that the Spirit of the Living Lord is present at Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center. At Highlands, everyone is kind and loving, and helps and watches out for each other; it is a place where we truly feel loved and cared for. Once a child of God experiences the goodness at Highlands there is something that pulls him or her back from year to year, no matter what age the “child” is. This is a camp where everyone is accepted and nurtured, where many have come to know God personally and have committed their lives to Christ. Please come experience this for yourself so that you too will know that you always have a “place in the mountains” to call your own.


2007 mount meeker society

embers of the Mount Meeker Society are those who haven given $1,000.00 or more annually to Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center.

Mount Meeker Society Dinner, Sunday, March 9th at 4:00 p.m. Members of the Mount Meeker Society are invited to a special dinner at Highlands. We hope you will join us and bring a guest! We look forward to a special dinner and time of celebration! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!

Anonymous Anonymous Marjory Ball Bensler Family Berthoud, First Presbyterian Church Broomfield, Presbyterian Church of Broomfield Ed & Jean Carlson Day-Larsen Insurance Agency, Inc. Trust Joy & Chris Dinsdale Walter & Mary-Ruth Duncan Estes Park, Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies Darrel & Patricia Fenton Ft. Collins, First Presbyterian Church Ft. Collins, Westminster Presbyterian Church Gene & Barbara Harano Ray & Connie Hauser Anonymous Reverend Jane Hays Richard & Kay Hoch Mark & Deborah Hutton Ray & Jane Johnson Bruce Jones Leonard & Kathleen Kellogg Cleon & Betty Kimberling Don & Jan Kirkpatrick Ron & Sylvia Kuhns Neil & Judy Lindstrom Longmont, Central Presbyterian Church Loveland, Mtn. View Presbyterian Church Reverend Hervey & Jean Macferran Helen Mattoon Loren and Katharine Maxey Frances McCarty

Frank & Carol Medsker Duane & Suzanne Miller James & Kathleen Miller Gerald & Geraldine Mordhorst Nederland, Nederland Community Presbyterian Church Annely & Geoff Noble Jim & Carol Nussbaumer Perk & Betty Odell Presbytery of Denver Presbytery of Plains and Peaks Jana Prescott Elizabeth Price Kent & Mary Pridey Roger & Margaret Reisher Paul Rekow & Stephanie Johnson Richard & Joan Ringoen Family Foundation Fred & Patty Roecker Reverend Brad & Mary Sue Rohwer Reverend Daniel & Elizabeth Saperstein Scottsbluff, First Presbyterian Church J. Lee & Laveda Sears Mark & Jayne Sears Reverend Bob & Ginger Sheldon Maria A. Shupe Sterling, First Presbyterian Church Frank & Virginia Thompson US Bank Annonymous Kent & Patricia Waltermire Robert & Ellen Whitaker Nancy & Al White Reverend Paul & Marcia Wiener James & Helen Williams

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2007 honor roll of donors

s we have looked back over 2007, we know that much of what has been accomplished is only possible because of the generosity of all who support Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center! This list is one expression of our deep gratitude for your commitment to and support of Highlands. Lives are changed at Highlands because of generous gifts of time, talent and financial resources. Thank you for your support! Donald & Sylvia Adams

Mary Calhoun

Reverend Stan & Linda Adamson

Audrey & Max Campfield

Bob & Kathy Addleman

Ed & Jean Carlson

Akron, First Presbyterian Church

Margie & Roger Chance

Albertsons' Store Support Center

Rik Chance

William & Nancy Almond

Craig & Marilyn Chester


J. Thomas & Beverly Clark

Judith & John Anderson

Donn & Cathy Cook

William & Helen Arthur

Joseph Coop

Arvada, Arvada Presybterian Church

Sue Cornman-Littman & Mike Littman

Jean E. Ashley

John W. Cousins

Mary F. Asmus

Robin Cuany

D. Kendall & Beverly Atkins

Arlene & Hugh Cumming

Roger & Bonnie Baird

Don & Becky Custis

Marjory Ball

Daniel D'Ippolito & Reverend Nancy D'Ippolito

Ellis & Jeanette Barker

Janet Davies

Jerry & Pauline Barker

Harry P. Davis Family Foundation

Ron & Sarah Baxa

Day-Larsen Insurance Agency, Inc. Trust

Lewis Beach

William & Christine Deegan

Ruth Beethe

Brint & Carolyn Deighton

Delaney Bensler

Denver, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Jerry Bernhardt

Reverend Donald Dhonau & Nan Choteau-Dhonau

Berthoud, First Presbyterian Church

Thomas & Virginia Dinardo

Rich & Pat Blatzer

Joy & Chris Dinsdale

Donald & Rosalie Boggs



Robert & Nanette Dornan

Robert Born

Elizabeth G. Douma

Julie A. Boston

Halcyon Dowson

Boulder, First Presbyterian Church

Walter & Mary-Ruth Duncan

Boulder, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

John & Diane Dynes

Bob & Kathy Bowman

David & Betsey Eggler

Alexander & Sally Bracken

Lynn Eisenhart

Christina Y. Braun

Catherine Elliott

Robert & Shirley Briggs

Patricia L. Emerson

Richard & Marjorie Broman


Broomfield, Presbyterian Church of Broomfield

Sue Ericson

Brush, Rankin Presbyterian Church

John & Gene Estes

Fred & Virginia Bunning

Estes Park, Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies

John & Norma Burg Gail C. Burger Craig & Karen Butler Page –10– January 2008

Darrel & Patricia Fenton Jack & Shirley Filer

Les & Barbara Foiles

Randle & Marian Hope

Robert & Millie Frank

Alden & Bernadette Hunt

Jean & Cal Frazier

Ken Husbands

Thomas & Babette Frazier

Mark & Deborah Hutton



Ft. Collins, First Presbyterian Church

J&M Precision Automotive

Ft. Collins, Westminster Presbyterian Church

Carole L. Johnson

Ft. Morgan, First Presbyterian Church

John & Virginia Johnson

Thomas & Myra Garnett

Ray & Jane Johnson

Richard & Lindy Lou Gavin

Stephen & Katherine Johnson

Reverend June & Bob Geller

Bruce Jones

Reverend Frank & Maria Gibson

Louise Jouard

Bayne & Nell Gibson

Karl Kappler


Cheryle & Daniel Kapsak

Maxine Gleason

John & Carol Karp

Reverend Alton & Marilyn Goodenberger

Edward R. Kellenberger

Goodrich, Weldon Valley Presbyterian Church

Leonard & Kathleen Kellogg

Gordon, First Presbyterian Church

Mark & Diane Kenning

Gordon & Dorothy Gorrell


Littleton, Grace Presbyterian Church Women

Kimball, Presbyterian Church of Kimball

Margaret S. Grant

Cleon & Betty Kimberling

Alice Green-Shepherd

Reverend Nancy Kingsbury

Reverend Herbert & Jeanne Grether

Don & Jan Kirkpatrick

Dan & Kathryn Griffee

Randy E. Kleager


Kenneth & Marjorie Knievel

Marigold Hakanson

Helen Kreek

Tim & Lynette Hall

John & Sharon Kriegbaum

Karen J. Halualani

Hubert & Elsie Krug

Reverend Robert & Carolyn Hampel

Ron & Sylvia Kuhns

William J. Hanna

Ila J. Leavy

Gene & Barbara Harano

Bob & Dotty Leiper

Jean Hardin

Don & Ruth Lewis

Ray & Connie Hauser

Louise & Ray Lindsey


Neil & Judy Lindstrom

Reverend Jane Hays

Littleton, First Presbyterian Church

Paula Hazelrigg

Longmont, Central Presbyterian Church

Raymond & Carol Heltenberg

Longmont, Westview Presbyterian Church

Raymond Henney

Loveland, Mtn. View Presbyterian Church


Robert & Cathy Lyons

Susan & Anthony Herold

Reverend Hervey & Jean Macferran

Johanna & Jeff Herron

Philip & Ruby Maenpa

Margaret & Dean Hirt

Nancy & David Mann

Richard & Kay Hoch

Donald & Dorothy Martin

Marvyl Holder

Pauline Martin

J.L. & Joann Hooper

Peggy J. Martin

Herbert & Barbara Hoover

Masonville, Buckhorn Presbyterian Church

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Bob & Carol Matchett

Presbyterian Foundation

Helen Mattoon

Presbytery of Denver

James & Martha Mattoon

Presbytery of Plains and Peaks

Ruth Maughan

Jana Prescott

Loren & Katharine Maxey

Elizabeth Price

Mary & James McCarron

Kent & Mary Pridey

Frances McCarty

Mitchell L. Ragsdale

Mary McCleskey


Donald McCrimmon

Vida & Norman Ranum

Reverend Rich & Betsy McDermott

Scarlett Reimer

Kathleen M. McGannon

Roger & Margaret Reisher

Walter & Ruth McKee

Russell & Annette Reitinger

Reverend W. Bruce & Marilyn McQueen

Paul Rekow & Stephanie Johnson

Frank & Carol Medsker

Walter Richards

Dean & Mary Melquist

Richard & Joan Ringoen Family Foundation

J. K. Melton

Gerald & Barbara Roberts

Amy & William Mickles

Reverends Rod & Jo Anne Roberts

Duane & Suzanne Miller

Fred & Patty Roecker

James & Kathleen Miller

Ardis Rohwer

Vivian J. Miller

Reverend Brad & Mary Sue Rohwer

Melvin & Geraldine Moore

Larry & Sharon Roos

Gerald & Geraldine Mordhorst

Vincent & Edith Ross

Aggie Moseley

Betty Rowley

Reverend Paul & Mary Moyer

Warren & Jean Rutledge

John & Janet Mulay

Reverend Daniel & Elizabeth Saperstein


W.L. & Ginger Saul

Nederland, Nederland Community Presbyterian Church

Joan & Lyndel Saxbury

Kent & Jane Nelson

Douglas & Julie Scott

Steve & Dayna Nixon Annely & Geoff Noble Jerry & Joan Norman Reverend Richard & Mary Norton Jim & Carol Nussbaumer Jeanette O'Sullivan Perk & Betty Odell Jane Olson Sam & Kathlyn Oltmans Thomas & Claudia Osa Karen Ostermiller Allen & Marcia Page John & Judy Pehrson Kimberly Pehrson Ellen P. Perfect Reverend Ernest & Evelyn Peterson Barbara & Bill Phipps Robert & Saundra Powell Page –12– January 2008

Reverend Janet Schlenker Scottsbluff, First Presbyterian Church J. Lee & Laveda Sears Mark & Jayne Sears Moises & Nelia Senti Reverend Thomas Sheffield Reverend Bob & Ginger Sheldon Grant & Patricia Sherwood John & Beverly Shetter Reverend Ed Shinn Maria A. Shupe Viola Smeins Anonymous Dorothy Snyder Charles & Beth Sparks Phyllis J. Sparks William & Mary Starker Sterling, First Presbyterian Church

Charles & Fan Steward

Reverend Paul & Marcia Wiener

Reverend Richard & Jo Stewart

Don & Eunice Wilbur

Robert Striegl

Cheryl B. Wiles

Paul & Lois Sumey

Ivan & Ginger Wilkinson

Peter & Jean Supron

James & Anna Wilkinson

John & Mirabel Sweet

Edith Williams


James & Helen Williams

Frank & Virginia Thompson

Mark & Leslie Williams

Jean & Thomas Tonoli


Amy E. Tumpes

Don & Jerilyn Wilson

Mike & Kathleen Tyson

James & Loreta Wilson

US Bank Anonymous

Richard & Carol Wilson

Waldemar & Mary Veazie ‘

Dennis & Phyllis Winzenried

Kent & Patricia Waltermire

Rosemary Wolf

Ruth Warkentin

Donald Wollenzien

Tom Weathers

David Wortendyke

Wayne & Rochelle Wendell

Wray, First Presbyterian Church

Bill & Marie Wenger

Frances Wright

Mark & Jeanne Werner

Gerry & Jeanne Wright

Robert & Ellen Whitaker

Scott & Karen Yarberry

Norm & Marcia Whitcomb

Marilyn Yates

Edward White


Nancy & Al White

Yuma, First Presbyterian Church

Scott & Susie Wiebers

upcoming events Faith and Fun at the Highlands Middle School Retreat February 29 – March 2, 2008 Join approximately 100 middle school students from across Colorado!


ur theme will center on “Chronicles of Narnia: A Fresh Look at an Old Story,” and focus on the redemption story of the Easter season. The Rev. Chip Stapleton (a dynamic and engaging youth pastor from Highland Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, NC) will look at this age-old gospel story through fresh and relevant methods. Beyond the captivating keynote sessions, participants will engage in small groups to help facilitate their Christ-centered learning in an interactive and fun environment. When not in small groups or keynote sessions, participants will engage in theme-based programming, free time options, and relax while building important relationships with friends and leaders.

Ed-Ventures – April 1-3, 2008

Our retreat for Christian Educators and lay leaders featuring keynote speaker Carol Wehrheim.

Meet, Praise, Laugh – April 8-10, 2008

A gathering of Pastors, Commissioned Lay Pastors, Retired Pastors and Chaplains.

You can get all the details and register for these events online at

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Omaha, NE 68102 Permit No. 1951

P.O. Box 66 Allenspark, CO 80510 Address Service Requested

what’s inside:

A Look Back As We Look Forward......................................1 Quilt Auction..........................................................................1 Message from the Executive Director.................................2 New This Year!.......................................................................2 Wish List . . . . .........................................................................2 Gifts In Memory and Honor Of . . . ....................................6 2008 Summer Camp Schedule..............................................7 Thoughts from Annely Noble..............................................8 2007 Mount Meeker Society.................................................9 2007 Honor Roll of Donors.................................................10 Upcoming Events.................................................................13

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MISSION The mission of Highlands is to provide gracious hospitality and quality Christian programs in a majestic mountain setting and to nurture spiritual renewal and transformation in a safe and inclusive environment. For more information about Highlands Presbyterian Camp & Retreat Center Contact 303-747-2888 u

February 2008 Newsletter  

February 2008 Newsletter

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