Josiah and Jackie Gefell are Camp's newest residents!
Both are from the Rochester, NY area - Josiah grew up at Northgate Bible Chapel, and the former Jackie Clark at Webster Bible Church. Both were campers and CITs, and have been volunteer staff at Li-Lo-Li for many years.
The couple first met as campers at the archery range during Round-Up 2010, just after Jackie finished CIT. They were WITs (Wranglers in Training) together in 2011 after Josiah CIT'd, and officially began dating in 2013.
Jackie graduated this May from Houghton College with a bachelor's degree in Equine Facility Management (seems relevant!). She is CHA certified, which, among other things, means that she is able to teach and certify students in both English and Western riding. Currently she is a CHA Level 3 Equine Facility Manager, and a Level 2 English & Western riding instructor.
While Josiah keeps busy at numerous locations around Camp, Jackie can most often be spotted at the corral, or caring for our beautiful hanging flowers. She will also be transitioning into the role of Horse Program Director over the next few years, working with Ted Fox to eventually take on this position and continue the decades of effort he has put into the corral.