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  • Writer's pictureGera Schultz

Déjà Vu

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries continues to be blessed with opportunities to serve more campers every year. As the ministries grow, staff discover new and improved ways to serve families and organizations. These discoveries create openings for new people and positions on staff.

Please welcome these new additions: Summer Camp Director - Jacqueline Goering; Youth Programs Specialist - Laura Stalder; Adult Programs Specialist - Bailey Neitzel. If those three names give you a sense of déjà vu, there’s good reason!

The new Summer Camp Director, Jacqueline Goering, returns to Carol Joy Holling Camp

after a three-year hiatus. Previously, Jacque served in the roles of Associate Director of Programs and Program Specialist. In her new role, she is the director of all things summer camp. She is the hiring manager and supervisor of all summer staff. She heads up staff training, summer camp scheduling, summer programs, and more. Jacqueline has a bachelor’s degree in Music and a master’s degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies. She resides in Lincoln, Neb. with her husband, Aaron, and their three dogs. Her passions include vintage furniture and décor, history, travel, and comedy.

Bailey Neitzel took a very brief break at the end of the summer season last year and returned in January to fulfill the newly created position of Adult Program Specialist. During her previous tenure as Associate Director of Programs, Bailey was instrumental in the development of the Jay Novicki program (serving adults with special needs). Her new role will allow her to focus on that program, as well as lead numerous other year-round retreats and programs for adults and families. Bailey has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Theology. She lives in West Point, Neb. with her husband, Eli, and one-year-old daughter, Lainey, along with their dog and cat. They enjoy spending time exploring the outdoors and baking.

The new role of Youth Program Specialist is filled by Laura Stalder. Laura served on the Summer Ministry Team in 2019. In her new role, Laura is the supervisor of all things summer camp in the afternoon and evenings at CJH. Laura also conducts staff training and specifically oversees the outdoor education and aquatics programs at camp. During the rest of the year, Laura manages and creates all things youth retreats at camp. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife. She is from Humboldt, Neb., and enjoys time outdoors, fishing, and helping out on her family’s farm.

NLOM is looking forward to new and exciting things as the Program Team grows. These three additions are proof positive that giving team members space to do what brings them joy will keep them coming back for more!

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