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Summer Camp

Summer Staff 2017

To contact any of the Summer Camp Staff, please email: SummerStaff@LRCChome.com and include the name of the person you are trying to contact in the subject line.

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Egertson Pastor Glen & Lauri Egertson
Executive Directors, LRCC - Summer Program Directors

Glen and Lauri are the proud parents of four children and three grandchildren. Lauri was raised in San Diego, CA and was confirmed in the Catholic Church before becoming a Lutheran. After completing a program in Nursing, she worked as an Optician and Office Manager for several doctors while raising her family. She enjoys reading just about anything, being outside in the mountains and working on the farm. Glen is a third generation Lutheran pastor. Before being ordained, he worked as a janitor, carpenter and psychotherapist. He is a graduate of the Lutheran Bible Institute in California, California Lutheran University (twice) and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Glen enjoys woodworking and watching old movies.


Anthony Anthony
Director of Outreach, LRCC - Summer Program Director

Anthony recently returned to LRCC as the new Director of Outreach, and is deeply involved in LRCC's social media presence. He served on our year round program team for several years, after spending a year traveling the country on a traveling music team. Anthony sets the rhythm for our camps with his African drum and is affectionately known at camp as the 'Coordinator of Joy.' He loves music, creating spontaneous dance parties, making new friends and spending time with old friends.

 


Drew Drew
Outdoor School Program Director, LRCC - Staff in Training Director

Drew grew up in San Diego, CA. In college, he majored in Political Science and Philosophy. He spent 3 years teaching High School English in Milwaukee, WI. He has a passion for simplicity and sustainability, and is delighted to return to his California roots to lead the Outdoor School staff. Drew enjoys being outside, playing sports, and engaging others in meaningful conversation. Most days, he can be found hiking or playing with this feline friends.


Andrew Andrew
Counselor

Hometown: Redmond, Washington
Home Church: Pilgrim Lutheran
Major: Christian Education
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 3rd summer with LRCC
Why did you decide to come back? I decided to work at camp this summer because I enjoy sharing God's love with others.
What are your hobbies? Playing the drums, wishing the Seattle Mariners were as good as the Angels.
Fun Fact: I have been playing the drums by ear since the 5th grade - I cannot read sheet music.

 


Anna Anna
Counselor

Hometown: San Marcos, CA
Home Church: San Marcos Lutheran
Major: Philosophy (Intended)
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my first summer with LRCC, I completed the Staff in Training Program last summer.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I have always longed to be a camp counselor here.
What are your hobbies? Clarinet, singing, writing, dancing and painting
Fun Fact: I prefer backpacks over purses.

 


Asa Asa
Counselor

Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Home Church: Hill Ave. Grace Lutheran
Major: Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 3rd summer with LRCC
Why did you decide to come back? I miss the community and the kids!
What are your hobbies? Mild surfing, camping
Fun Fact: I am color blind.

 


Becca Becca
Counselor

Hometown: San Tan Valley, Arizona
Home Church: Lord of Life Lutheran
Major: French and Psychology
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 3rd summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to come back? I came back to see the smiles of my campers and to spread God's love.
What are your hobbies? Traveling, swimming, watching Netflix
Fun Fact: I can say "butterfly" in 6 languages... English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Russian.

 


Beth

Beth
Luther Glen Farm Director

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Home Church: Christ Lutheran
Major: Agriculture and Environmental Studies
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 6th summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to come back? After graduation, I was offered the Farm Director position at Luther Glen.
What are your hobbies? Plants, animals, guitar, hiking, and hanging out with the camp staff.
Fun Fact: My sister misses me almost as much as I miss her.

 


Bryan Bryan
Counselor

Hometown:Vista, CA
Home Church: First Lutheran of Vista
Major: Media, Arts, Design, and Technology
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I value the positive impact that LRCC has on its campers and I am more than happy to be able to contribute to it.
What are your hobbies? Drawing, Writing, and Music
Fun Fact: In addition to English and Spanish, I also speak a substantial amount of German.
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Brystal

Brystal
Retreat Center Coordinator, LRCC - Staff in Training Director/Leadership Staff

Hometown: San Marcos, CA
Home Church: San Marcos Lutheran
Major: Technical Theater
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I value the positive impact that LRCC has on its campers and I am more than happy to be able to contribute to it.
What are your hobbies? Starbuck's, Playing Quidditch
Fun Fact: I speak and understand a substantial amount of jibberish.
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Callie Callie
Beach Camp Director/Leadership Staff

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Home Church: Christ Lutheran
Major: Social and Behavior Science (Intended)
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my 6th summer, plus one Outdoor School year.
Why did you decide to work for camp? There is honestly nothing that fills my heart with more joy than seeing the kids smiling, hanging out and praising God in nature.
What are your hobbies? Listening to music, driving up and down the mountain and eating at Chipotle.
Fun Fact: I have a large collection of rocks, all collected from kids at camp. My favorite kind of rock is metamorphic.
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Carlee Carlee
Leadership Staff

Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
Home Church: St. Mark Lutheran
Major: Marketing Communication & Spanish
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my third summer.
Why did you decide to work for camp? Camp is where I feel closest to God. Also, I love the opportunity to share God's love with all of the campers we get to meet.
What are your hobbies? Playing guitar, hiking, going to the beach, reading, traveling
Fun Fact: I can say the ABCs backwards.


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Chance Chance
Counselor

Hometown: San Marcos, CA
Home Church: San Marcos Lutheran
Major: Something involving Engineering
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 1st summer with LRCC, after completing the SIT Program last summer.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I decided to work for camp this year because I really enjoyed my last summer as a part of the SIT program. I feel like camp is always home, and I couldn't wait to come back.
What are your hobbies? I play volleyball, love to hike and like to seek out adventure whenever possible.
Fun Fact: I once made the local news for winning a volleyball game, but when they announced my name they said it wrong. Ever since my friends have nicknamed me the infamous 

 


Dylan Dylan
Counselor

Hometown: Kingman, Arizona
Home Church: Journey Church
Major: Personal Trainer
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer as a counselor (formerly an SIT).
Why did you decide to come back? I have always enjoyed the camp as a kid and want to give back.
What are your hobbies? Weightlifting and exercise.
Fun Fact: I had a pet terantula named Rosie.

 


Emily Emily
Counselor

Hometown: Encinitas, CA
Home Church: Bethlehem Lutheran
Major: Psychology, with a minor in Theology and Christian Leadership
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I chose to work at camp because Luther Glen has always been a place of joy and solace. I wanted to do what I love most, working with children and adolescents, in the place I love.
What are your hobbies? I have been called to ministry and hope to go to seminary. Before then I take opportunities I can to challenge and learn more about my faith.
Fun Fact: I have an elephant obsession and it is my dream one day to go to the elephant sanctuary in Thailand.

 


EmilyM Emily
Counselor

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Home Church: City Bible Church
Major: Elementary Education
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer!
Why did you decide to work for camp? I love Jesus and I love KIDDOs!
What are your hobbies? Arts and crafts, singing and hiking.
Fun Fact: I LOVE Christmas!

 


Erika Erika
Counselor

Hometown: Oro Valley, Arizona
Home Church: Resurrection Lutheran
Major: Political Science
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to work for camp? Last summer, my church was involved in the Connections program at LRCC. I found that my faith really grew in that short week, and I knew I wanted to be part of building someone else's experience!
What are your hobbies? I play soccer, do some amateur photography and video editing, read random articles on Wikipedia, and hang out with friends.
Fun Fact: I have seen over 20 bands in concert in just under 3 years.

 

   

Eva Eva
Counselor

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Home Church:
Major: Undecided
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first year working, my 9th year attending.
Why did you decide to come back? I have always loved going to camp, and it is what I am passionate about.
What are your hobbies? Music, playing instruments and singing.
Fun Fact: I have been a certified scuba diver for 5 years.

 


James James
Counselor

Hometown: Murrieta, CA
Home Church: Hope Lutheran
Major: Computer Science
How long have you worked for LRCC? I have worked for LRCC for two summers, and was an SIT the summer before that.
Why did you decide to come back? I am coming back to camp because it is my favorite place in the world, and I love working here. It is a place like nowhere else, and I feel closest to God when I'm at camp.
What are your hobbies? Watching movies, playing video games and D&D and playing guitar.
Fun Fact: I have an orange belt in karate, and a black belt in watching kung fu movies while making weird noises.

 


Jared Jared
Counselor

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Home Church: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran
Major: Math, with a minor in Exercise Science
How long have you worked for LRCC? I have worked one summer and one year with the Outdoor School team.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I decided to come back and work for LRCC because I love the ministry of LRCC and I love teaching and growing the faith of youth.
What are your hobbies? My hobbies includes playing sports, hanging out with my friends, enjoying the outdoors, and learning how to play the 'Cajon.'
Fun Fact: I played competitive football for 14 years.

 


Jarod Jarod
Counselor

Hometown: Palm Desert, CA
Home Church: St. John's Lutheran
Major: Criminal Justice
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer.
Why did you decide to work for camp and/or why did you decide to come back? I decided to join the staff because of the impact my counselors had on me when I was a camper
What are your hobbies? I collect stamps and I enjoy being with friends and family.
Fun Fact: I was one of the only students in my JROTC class to make it through the survival course.

 

   

Jenn Jenn
Counselor

Hometown: American Canyon
Home Church: Holy Family Church
Major: Business Administration
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my second summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to come back? I decided to come back because camp is a beautiful place where we can live among God's creation and come together to celebrate His love and wonder. Camp has left an everlasting impact on my heart.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy hiking and puzzles.
Fun Fact: I am terrified of cats.

 


Jenna Jenna
Counselor

Hometown: Northridge, CA
Home Church: LIFEHouse
Major: Biology
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my third summer working with LRCC.
Why did you decide to come back? Working at camp I feel like I am truly myself, especially when sharing God's joyful noise with so many amazing kids! 
What are your hobbies? I love anything artistic! From dancing to singing, poetry to drawing, and multiple instruments, I love expressing my creative side.  
Fun Fact: I have won seven first place trophies with my dance team in only four competitions!

 


Joe

Joe
Counselor

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Home Church: St. Andrew's Lutheran
Major: Communications
How long have you worked for LRCC? I have worked for LRCC for two summers as a counselor, and I'm back for my 3rd summer.
Why did you decide to come back? I come back to camp each summer because of how much camp has given me. I grew up going to camp and always had an amazing time. I enjoy giving the campers the same experience I had.
What are your hobbies? Golfing and eating ice cream
Fun Fact: I love to be outside.

 


Kelly

Kelly
Counselor

Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home Church: Trinity Lutheran
Major: Music Therapy or Religion
How long have you worked for LRCC? Last summer I was an SIT, this will be my first summer on staff.
Why did you decide to come back? When I was 7 I came home from camp and told my parents that I signed up to work there. I'm just making good on my promise. 
What are your hobbies? In my free time I love to make music and collect erasers from museum gift shops. 
Fun Fact: My dream vacation would be an archeological dig in Rome.

 


Kristen

Kristen
Counselor

Hometown: Arcadia, CA
Home Church: Hill Avenue Grace Lutheran
Major: Kinesiology
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I love working with kids and wanted to continue working at summer camps this year.
What are your hobbies? I sew, play trombone, run and do pole vault.
Fun Fact: I love Spumoni ice cream, but not the chocolate part.

 


Kyle

Kyle
Leadership Staff

Hometown: Covina, CA
Home Church: Christ Lutheran
Major: Religious Studies
How long have you worked for LRCC? Three summers, one year with Outdoor School
Why did you decide to work for camp? Camp is an amazing place that helps you grow in faith and self confidence, where everyone matters.
What are your hobbies? Playing guitar and frisbee golf.

 


Manoela

Manoela
Counselor

Hometown: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (although I live in Vista, CA now)
Home Church: First Lutheran of Vista
Major: Business Management
How long have you worked for LRCC? If you don't count being an SIT, this is my first summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to work for camp? Last summer was one of the best summers I have ever had. I loved the atmosphere and the people who work so hard to make the camp an amazing place are some of the best people I know.
What are your hobbies? My two main hobbies include reading and writing. I always have at least six stories I'm in the middle of writing and I can't even count how many books I am currently reading.
Fun Fact: My three extracurricular activities include Fencing, music and art. You heard right, I fight people with swords for fun. When I am not doing that, I am in my school’s nationally recognized Steel Drum Ensemble or making unnecessarily complex or extravagant 3D art for class.

 


Nick

Nick
Leadership Staff

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Home Church: Holy Trinity Lutheran
Major: Mathematics with a minor in Theology
How long have you worked for LRCC? 5 years
Why did you decide to work for camp? The only way that I can describe camp is calling it home.When you love something enough, you always find yourself going back to it. I feel the most connected in my faith, and love spreading the good new to all the kids who come to camp in the summer. Each summer has brought its own unique challenges and joys, and I want to keep adding to that list. 
What are your hobbies?Guitar, Disc Golf, and Camping
Fun Fact: I have ran down a volcano.

 


Noah

Noah
Counselor

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Home Church: Holy Trinity Lutheran
Major: Undecided
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 1st summer with LRCC.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I intend to meet and connect with many people this summer.
What are your hobbies? I love playing soccer and watching movies.
Fun Fact: I love being outside, playing sports and love making people laugh.

 


Paige

Paige
Counselor

Hometown: Placentia, CA
Home Church: Messiah Lutheran
Major: Biology
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 1st summer
Why did you decide to work for camp? I love this ministry and all that it has to offer. I was a camper myself for eleven years and I want to pass on to others what I received from camp. I was in the SIT program last year and can't wait to officially be on staff!
What are your hobbies? Some of my hobbies include trips to Disneyland, playing soccer, and scrapbooking.
Fun Fact: I have been a Girl Scout for thirteen years and have received my Gold Award. 

 


Patrick

Patrick
Counselor

Hometown: Alhambra, CA
Home Church: St. John Lutheran
Major: Undecided
How long have you worked for LRCC? I was a camper for 2 years, an SIT for 1 year, and am a first year counselor.
Why did you decide to work for camp? Camp changed my life for the better and gave me summers I've never forgotten. I hope to provide campers with the same amazing experience I had 
What are your hobbies? Reading, being with friends, watching movies, playing with my dogs. 
Fun Fact: I love animals but dogs have always had a special place in my heart. 

 


Petra

Petra
Summer Intern/Leadership Staff

Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Home Church: Emmanuel Lutheran
Major: Business Administration and Management
How long have you worked for LRCC? 5 summers, including one as an SIT
Why did you decide to work for camp? I sense that God was calling me back this summer to serve in a different capacity, as an Administrative Intern!
What are your hobbies? Dancing, guitar, arts and crafts, hammocking and adventuring with friends in the outdoors
Fun Fact: My frozen yogurt bowl consists of 5% yogurt, 15% peanut butter and 80% cookie dough pieces.

 


Samantha Samantha
Counselor

Hometown: Walnut, CA
Home Church:
Major: Emergency Medical Service (Firefighter/Paramedic)
How long have you worked for LRCC? I have worked two summers previously for LRCC.
Why did you decide to come back? I love working for camp because it is a place where I can be myself. I also love the ministry and the outreach that we provide to children by creating a place for them to find who they want to be.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy hanging out with my friends, doing puzzles, playing with my dogs and swimming.
Fun Fact: I am obsessed with reality TV and reading ER medical stories.

 


Sarah

Sarah
Counselor

Hometown: Torrance, CA
Home Church: Trinity Lutheran
Major: Nursing
How long have you worked for LRCC? This is my first official summer, but I was an SIT last summer!
Why did you decide to work for camp? I've gone to El Camino Pines almost every summer and winter since 5th grade. I love how camp encourages people to be themselves, make new friends through fun activities, and learn more about God!
What are your hobbies? Tennis, art, volunteering, watching tv
Fun Fact: I was an exchange student in Japan last year!



SarahT

Sarah
Counselor

Hometown: Lakewood, CA
Home Church: St. Timothy Lutheran
Major: Organizmal Biology
How long have you worked for LRCC? Four Summers and one year of Outdoor School
Why did you decide to come back?I used to attend the camps when I was younger and I have always wanted to come back and be a counselor. I am super excited to finally have the opportunity to come back and be a part of the camps in a different way than when I was younger.

When I was considering to work for this past OS Year I really struggled with what plan God had for me. I am still struggling with finding my place and what journey I want to pursue but I am very thankful for the years that I have been able to work for LRCC. I shall miss this community and family but I know that I will always have the support that I need as I continue towards my future career as a veterinarian. The timing may feel wrong to me but God always loves to throw in those curves balls to keep us guessing in life. I guess that it is just my time for one of those hurdles.

 


Tim Tim
Counselor

Hometown: Oak Park, CA
Home Church: Ascension Lutheran
Major: Criminal Justice
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 1st summer
Why did you decide to work for camp? I really enjoy working with kids, and I always had a fun time at camp when I was young.
What are your hobbies? Archery, basketball, hanging out with friends and my awesome dogs.
Fun Fact: I was in an Apple Jacks commercial.

 


Victoria

Victoria
Counselor

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Home Church: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran
Major: Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Global Sustainability.
How long have you worked for LRCC? Just started this summer
Why did you decide to work for camp? I have been attending winter camp (and two or three summer camps) at El Camino Pines every year since second grade or so and have always wanted to work there. El Camino Pines became a home to me in a sense and although I will not be there all summer, I am grateful to be able to work with such a caring and friendly group of people in the hopes of creating such a good experience for other kids. I could not imagine a better way to spend a summer and I hope I learn just as much from the kids I’ll be working with as they’ll be learning from me.

What are your hobbies? I’ve always loved camping and hiking but since high school I’ve taken a huge interest in making jewelry. Currently I’ve been expanding on beadwork but someday I hope to do some welding or setting stones. Reading is also a favorite past time when I’m not exploring worlds in video games.

Fun Fact: My biggest goal on my bucket list is to visit all 50 states. As of June 2017, I only need 13 more.

 


Zach

Zach
Counselor

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA
Home Church: Bethel Lutheran
Major: Political Science
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my third summer.
Why did you decide to work for camp? I decided to come back because camp is a special place where you can celebrate and share our love for God in a loving environment with both fellow staff and campers every week.
What are your hobbies? Reading, hiking and performing.
Fun Fact: My spirit animal is a dolphin, which is also my universities mascot.

 


Zack Zack
Counselor

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Home Church: New Hope Lutheran
Major: Undecided
How long have you worked for LRCC? This will be my 1st summer
Why did you decide to work for camp? I have been attending summer camp as a camper for the last few years and decided to try the SIT program last summer. It was an amazing experience and from that point, all I wanted was to be a part of the summer staff at camp.
What are your hobbies? I am an ice hockey player and car enthusiast. Whatever time I don't spend on the ice or in the garage is usually spent coaching youth roller hockey, which I also enjoy immensely.
Fun Fact: I have never eaten a salad. Ever.

 


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