Jim oversees all of the Camp Orchard Hill Ministries. He has served on staff since 1996 and as Executive Director since 1998. In addition to his ministry at camp, he serves as President of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the Christian Camp and Conference Association and as President of the Franklin Township Recreation Board. He enjoys sports and has coached in the community baseball and soccer programs.
Prior to joining the ministry at Camp Orchard Hill in 1996, Jim worked in management for a Fortune 500 company. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in Business Administration from College Misericordia.
He is committed to continually striving for excellence in ministry. “Camp Orchard Hill continues to improve its facilities, programs, activities and staff so that we can meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of our guests.” Jim, his wife Sarah and their children Madeline and Grant reside in Dallas.
Derek HodneProgram Director
Derek’s long history and love of Camp Orchard Hill began in 1980. His dad, Dwight Hodne, was the first Director of the camp and Derek spent the first two years of his life on the grounds of COH. He began working on staff in 1996 and continued for 8 years as a Counselor, Assistant Program Director and then Program Director until 2002.
Derek graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University in 2002 with a degree in Biblical Studies and Elementary Education. For four years, Derek taught at Somerset Christian Academy in Somerset, NJ and stayed involved in camping during the summers. He spent the summer of 2005 as the Program Director at Camp Boulder Run.
Derek is very excited about COH and uses a great program, the soda Moxie, and his amazing kazoo playing ability to build relationships with campers and staff. “I love seeing the same kids year after year and watching them experience God in new ways. Camp is all about relationships – with campers, with the staff and most importantly with our Savior Jesus Christ.”
Derek lives on camp grounds with his wife Lauren, his daughter Gabby and his son, Ben.
Lisa StullFood Services Director
Lisa started with Camp Orchard Hill in April of 2006. She oversees the food service and rental areas of camp. Previously, she worked in the insurance industry and was a banquet manager for a local country club. Lisa loves, loves, loves, her work at Camp Orchard Hill in the kitchen, working with our rental customers and is especially privileged to run our homeless programs at Christmas and Easter. She is a proud Mom to Sara, Rachael, Rebecca and Isaiah and is grateful to Jesus for all He has done for her.
Tim ChaseGuest Services Coordinator
Tim is your weekend go to guy during your retreat stay. He will make sure your retreat runs smoothly and that you have everything you need during your stay.
Tim’s relationship with Camp Orchard Hill started as a camper in the early ’90s. Tim came on staff in the summer of 2000 and has been involved with camp in one way or another ever since.
Tim graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2005, with a degree in Bible with a Pastoral minor. Between graduation and starting full time at camp, Tim worked in a custom woodshop making frames for museums and art galleries. Even while he was there Tim would volunteer as much time as possible to the camp.
Tim also works with youth at a local church, and enjoys being able to serve Christ while being surrounded by His creation.