GrandCamp 2020 Staff
Cheryl Cargill has been involved with GrandCamps at St. Christopher since the beginning. She attended the first GrandCamp with her youngest grandson Julian and was so taken with the program and its mission she knew that she wanted to get involved. Peter and Cathy took her under their loving wings and made her their registrar the next year. Cheryl has been involved with GrandCamp each year in some capacity. She takes care of registration and correspondence with the grandparents, ordering some of the supplies and other administrative responsibilities. Cheryl is married to Doug, has two children, four grandchildren and was blessed last year with her first great grandchild – whom she can’t wait to take to GrandCamp!
Cathy is the founder and CEO of Pass the Legacy. She loves equipping grandparents so they can pass a legacy faith in Christ to their children and grandchildren. She describes herself as a daughter of The King, lover of Jesus, proud mother, enthralled “Nina,” speaker, author and co-founder of GrandCamp in South Carolina. Her book, Pass the Legacy: Seven Keys for Grandparents Making a Difference, is available on Amazon. Cathy’s most-recent passion is sewing a quilt for her soon-to-be born granddaughter.
Peter is the Coordinator for the Department of Christian Faith Formation at the Diocese of South Carolina and the co-founder of SC GrandCamp. He loves watching people work together, sharing their gifts and talents to advance Christ’s kingdom. He earned a BA and an MA in InterCultural Studies from Biola University and spent five years working at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Jackie, have two grown children, a son (who is married) and a daughter. They look forward to welcoming their first grandchild.
As the Prayer Director for Christian Grandparenting Network, Sherry continually reminds grandparents that prayer is one of the greatest gifts we can leave our children and grandchildren. Serving on GrandCamp staff is one of her greatest joys. She has been married to her soul mate, Sammy, for 38 years. They treasure spending time with their three sons, three daughters-in-love and six beautiful grandchildren. Her book, Prayers that Stir the Hearts of Grandparents, was published last year.
John is the Associate Rector at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter, South Carolina. An incredible storyteller, he has served faithfully on the GrandCamp staff for the past five years and has “thoroughly enjoyed it.” In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family at their home place on Wadmalaw Island—hunting, fishing and being in God’s great outdoors. “There is no greater joy than sharing the love of Jesus with family and children,” says John. “GrandCamp is an excellent way of making those connections.”
A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Patti embodies the biblical term “helpmate.” She has been married to her husband, John, for 39 years. They worship at Church of the Holy Comforter and have two married daughters and three grandsons with whom they love spending time. Patti has served joyfully on the GrandCamp staff for the past five years. She describes this time as a very rich part of her life. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and reading.
Joy Hunter has assisted the GrandCamp staff with website and video projects. As the Director of Communications for the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina she assists a number of different ministries. She loves photographing families and capturing connection moments. She also writes, edits and enjoys singing while playing either the ukulele or the guitar. She and her husband, Marion, live in Summerville and are members of St. Paul’s, Summerville. They have two adult sons and two daughters-in-law.
Our Special Guest Artist: Irene Rose
Irene Rose is providing us with a just-for-GrandCamp rendition of “This is the Day” and will be with us on Zoom for a live concert on our final day of GrandCamp, June 19. It will be recorded if you can’t be with us for that gathering.
Irene Rose’s music has taken her across five countries, to Music Row in Nashville, TN, and led her right back home to Charleston, SC. Her musical storytelling has won local competitions of American Idol, songwriting competitions, and has been showcased on both America’s Got Talent and American Idol. She has recorded, co-produced, and has been featured on thirteen albums.
Her love for children led to her ministry with orphans and international students in New Zealand and Asia as a singer, songwriter, dancer, and choreographer through Youth With A Mission’s creative arts school. Irene walked away from a Nashville publishing deal to stay true to herself and not conform to a mold that contradicted her beliefs. The news featured her as an “Everyday Hero” for her anti-bullying show Be A Friend that has toured nationally. She is the owner of an award-winning children’s entertainment company Once Upon A Party entertaining as costumed characters and teaching children the importance of having strong character.
In addition to being a TEDx speaker, she has written and directed programs for churches, taught national children’s ministry revivals, and trained educators. Her original music, “Songs to Grow On,” is distributed through Life Action Ministries and is featured as the theme song for the book and YouTube series, “Fruit That Lasts – The Adventure of Franny and Pom-Pom.”