Welcome Catie Goetter to our 2018 summer staff team! This will be Catie’s second summer on staff; she will again be serving as a Barn Assistant/Counselor. Catie grew up in Maryville, Illinois and was active in church life and youth groups at St. John Evangelical UCC in Collinsville before heading off to school.
She is a sophomore at Missouri State University where marching band and student ministry programs keep her more than busy. At MSU, Catie is majoring in special education. In addition, she is taking riding classes and volunteers with a therapeutic riding program. One of her goals is to further develop her riding and barn management skills, and then one day serve as the Summer Barn Coordinator.
Catie is passionate about DuBois Center and the experiences it provides for young people. She attended for years as a camper, horse retreatant, and ISCUCC youth event participant and planning team member. She successfully completed our CIT (Counselor in Training) program and volunteered as a counselor and at the barn whenever her schedule allowed.
This summer she really wants to work on “helping others grow in their faith” and play her ukulele more. Catie wrote, “I am looking forward to working with old friends and new people, as well as getting back in the barn with my 4-legged friends.” She also can’t wait to see her campers from last summer!
In a reference Catie’s band director wrote, “Catie is a joy to have around and a very hard worker.” We definitely agree! Welcome back!