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Presbyterian Partners in Outdoor Ministry

Earlier this year, your Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association met simultaneously at Silver Lake Conference Center (Sharon, CT). This was the second time the boards have met concurrently allowing for time to have ecumenical conversations about outdoor ministry. We also had time to work as a board apart from our brothers and sisters in ministry. A major outcome of the time together was the creation of a task force with representation from both bodies focusing on the relationship between OMA and PCCCA. This relationship is already celebrated in joint member benefits, Compass Points Certificate Program, as well as participation in events such as the Side by Side Conference in 2016 and the Great Gathering in 2019. Topics placed on the agenda include joint marketing, ministerial relationship, as well as cross denominational support for outdoor ministry. The task force members from OMA include Bill Bourdon of OMA-UCC, Mike Klemp-North of Pilgrim Center, and Shirley Asmussen of DuBois Center.