Ministers-In-Residence: Camp Don Lee at Camp Rockfish


*UPDATE: All Camp Don Lee at Camp Rockfish programs are moving to Camp Don Lee*

This year will be our second summer bringing Camp Don Lee to Camp Rockfish. We are blessed to have 3 amazing ministers in residence who will be joining us! All ministers have ties to camp and the ministry. Limited spaces available for campers completing grades 1-11. CLICK HERE to check availability on our website.

Week 1 (June 13-18): Anna Hughes is a recent graduate of Duke Divinity School, she will soon begin an appointment as Chaplain of Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina.

Week 2 (June 20-25): Sarah Williams currently serves as an Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Morehead City where she has been for the past 5 years.

Week 3 (June 27-July 2): Rev. Laura Goldenbaum-Yang is the Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at St. James UMC in Greenville, NC where she has served since being appointed there in 2019.

For a full bio on our minsters, please read below:

Anna: She is passionate about empowering youth and children to connect with God through their sense of imagination, lens of wonder, and inclination toward compassion. In her free time, she loves to stroll through the Farmer's Market or sip coffee at the nearest coffee shop. Anna was a camp counselor at Camp Don Lee multiple summers, and cannot wait to lead, learn and play alongside Camp Don Lee and Camp Rockfish campers and staff!

Sarah: She graduated Duke Divinity School in 2011 and currently lives on the banks of the North River in Beaufort with her 2 boys, 6 chickens and 2 dogs. She met her husband Gray Williams at Camp Don Lee and their oldest son, Bradley, attended Camp Don Lee for the first time in the summer of 2019 as a third generation camper. Sarah was first called into the ministry while working on summer staff at Camp Don Lee. Their family is passionate about camping and retreat ministry. When they aren’t at church, they enjoy spending time on the water – fishing, boating and playing on the shore.

Laura: Previous to her current appointment, she worked full time at Don Lee and is so excited to come back for a week to be pastor in residence! Camp ministry has been a significant part of her faith and her ministry and she can't wait to share that with more children and youth for a week this summer. She is also thrilled to bring along her husband Daewon, and children, Sophia (7), Drew (5) and Carina (5 months). It will be Carina's first time at camp and the whole family is excited to introduce her to the awesomeness of Christian camping!