About Us - Staff
Colby is part of the United Methodist family of camps and one of five beautiful sites in southern California. We welcome all faith communities, non-profit groups and families seeking retreat and rejuvenation.
Our mission is to provide a sacred place in God’s creation where ministry thrives.
Meet Our Staff
I’ve found my calling in outdoor ministry because people and nature belong together, and camp is one place where we can all reconnect with creation, ourselves, each other, and with God.
Originally a Northern CA native, I’ve slowly been migrating south over the last 20 years and now call Colby Ranch home. Situated just outside the urban jungle of greater Los Angeles, I have come to love this dramatic landscape where desert and forest, urban and wilderness rise to meet each other like old friends.
I first came to camping as a shy and nervous 8-year-old and have been involved with camp and retreat ministry ever since. I had the chance to be part of summer camps at Colby before the 2009 Station Fire. It has been a joy to return to Colby and be part of the site moving forward.
Camping and youth ministry has had the biggest impact on my life, my faith, and my path. I’m a seminarian at CST working toward ordination as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. This, along with my program role at Colby, keeps me pretty busy. In my free time you’ll often find me drinking coffee, reading, writing, and enjoying the sunshine.
Colby Ranch offers a private location for family getaways and group retreats, with availability up to 200 guests. Learn more about how Colby can help you create an event you'll treasure for a lifetime.
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