Our outstanding staff make all the difference. We strive to provide a “Ministry of Hospitality” in all aspects of our work – whether leading an activity, cleaning a cabin or preparing a meal.
Interested in joining our staff team? We’re recruiting for Nature’s Classroom staff, Summer Camp residential staff as well as filling our support roles.
Executive Director – Noah McCarn
Noah grew up in North Carolina attending John’s River Valley Camp (JRVC), the camp associated with the Southern Conference of the UCC and located in the middle of nowhere mountains of North Carolina. In college, Noah worked at JRVC for four summers as a Camp Counselor. After graduating college and becoming a software developer, Noah decided that life in the cubicle was not for him. In 2017, Noah moved to St. Louis to attend Eden Theological Seminary where he became interested in intersections of faith and spirituality, psychology, and Earth. Noah graduated from Eden in May 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic and found jobs as a handyman and a Mental Health Professional at a 24-hour residential mental health facility. He was hired as Executive Director for DuBois Center and started at the end of January, 2023. Noah is most interested in making DuBois Center a place for all, putting community first, and making DuBois Center a place for people to discover themselves, each other, and the Mystery of our Being.
Facility Caretaker – Tom Kahrhoff
Tom joined the DuBois Center Core Staff Team in September of 2016. Tom lives locally, works around his own property and owns a couple horses. This paired with over 20 years of experience in maintenance at a local hospital, make his skill set a great fit for DuBois Center. Tom retired from the local hospital, but after a couple years decide to go back to work part-time – and we are very glad he did. Tom loves working outdoors and considers himself quite the handyman. When not at camp, Tom enjoys hunting, working with horses and spending time with his grandchildren.
Summer Program Staff
Our summer camp counselors and coordinators are a caring, energetic and dedicated bunch! Each member of our summer program staff has experience working with children and are committed to the personal and spiritual growth of our campers. Most, if not all, are certified in First Aid and CPR. Many are also certified lifeguards. They participate in an intensive 9-day staff training program to ensure they are ready to serve our campers and families.
All staff members meet strict standards related to the application process, and reference and background checks.