National Park Team Blogs

Check out the stories from 2016 ministry team members across the country!

Brooke Wortham

Glacier National Park - Many

Hi y’all! My name is Brooke Wortham and I grew up going to camp in the mountains and ended up going to college about 30 minutes away from that camp! I recently graduated with my degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from Toccoa Falls College. I have fallen in love with hiking, backpacking, and jumping off waterfalls, and after graduating, that love hasn’t left. When I’m not outside, I’m reading, being weird with friends, or watching as many Marvel movies as I can. I wanted to do ACMNP because I want to help others find God in Creation and share the lessons the Lord has taught and continues to teach me there. I’m stoked to see what the Lord will do this summer and I can’t wait to share it you!

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Lane & Susan Bass

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora

Grace and Peace to all! We are Lane and Susan Bass, a young couple in their mid-twenties figuring out marriage, faith, RV living, and everything else. We met in our very first class at Campbell Divinity School and got married two years later. We graduated in May, 2016 and set out an 1800 mile journey to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND. We hope that this summer will be an unprecedented chance to spend time with different people, engage in deep and genuine conversation, and share God's love through meaningful and compassionate relationships. In our spare time we enjoy reading, watching Netflix, and spending time outdoors, drinking in the beauty of Creation. We hope you'll join us on our adventure.

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Becky Johnson

Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful

My name is Rebecca Johnson, but most people call me Becky. I am 20 years old, and I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. I am a nursing student at Samford University. My hobbies include photography, guitar, dogs, and participating in any and every sport I can. This summer I am in the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park, and I could not be more excited to see all that God has planned for me the next 3 months! 

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Amy Rose Lowery

Shenandoah National Park - Big Meadows

My name is Amy Rose and I'm a Cinematic Arts Production student at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California, but I'm originally from the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. I'm incredibly excited to be serving with ACMNP this summer in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. I'm looking forward to exploring what the east coast has to offer, but am most excited to seeing what God has in store for my own life and the lives of those around me. Please remember my team in your prayers and feel free to read about our adventures in our blog!

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Sara Deaton

Glacier National Park - Many

Hello Friends! My Name is Sara Deaton, and I’m a 22-year-old adventurer from the lovely state of Wisconsin! I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI, with hopes to go onto Grad School for a Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling. I consider myself to be a nature lover, a cat enthusiast, a book lover, and a lover of traveling to new places. While all of this is dandy, God really laid on my heart a passion for working with youth and young adults. I currently serve as an adult leader for Epic Student Ministries at Waukesha First Assembly of God, as well as running Ignite Young Adults with my worship pastors. Follow my journey as I spend the summer working up in Glacier National Park, where I get to learn more about God, his beautiful creations, and myself.  Can’t wait to tell you all about the work my teammates and I will be doing out in Many Glacier!

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Jamie Kitchen

Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim

Hi! I'm Jamie. This is my first year serving with ACMNP. I'm part of the Grand Canyon South Rim Team. I'm just coming out of my freshman year of college, and am studying social work. I am originally from the pacific northwest and love hiking, camping, and being outside as well as reading and board games. I'm super excited to see how God will use me in the Grand Canyon and help shape me for the future he has planned for me. 

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Kate Nettles

Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner

Hello! My name is Kate Nettles and I am 19 years old. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and am currently a Sophomore at Abilene Christian University, where I am studying Social Work. I enjoy dancing, hiking, spending time with friends, and singing, and I always jump at the chance to spend time outdoors, no matter what that may entail. I will be in Gardiner, Montana in Yellowstone National Park this summer working in Laundry! I can't wait to see God work through me in his beautiful creation over the next few months!

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Maggie Mauze

Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim

My name is Maggie, and I currently have the opportunity to work and serve in Grand Canyon National Park with A Christian Ministry In The National Parks. I want to serve with ACMNP because I love the outdoors. I love national parks and everything about the outdoor industry. I also have a heart to serve Christ and what better way is there to serve in the beauty that our Father created? Here you will be able to follow my many adventures that will be happening this summer!

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