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Expired: New Director Announced for Beersheba Springs Assembly

The Tennessee Conference Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries is pleased to announce that Sarah Ratz will start as the new director at Beersheba Springs Assembly in September.

Sarah Ratz

The Director of Beersheba Springs Assembly is responsible for the overall management of the conference center, including hospitality, food service, maintenance, program development and office management.  The Director will be responsible for developing a strong partnership with conference and local church ministries and the local community.

Ratz (pronounced “Rates”) comes to us with over 10 years experience as director of Judson Collins United Methodist Center in Onsted, Michigan. She also has served as the North Central Jurisdiction representative to the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries Association. Ratz has a positive Christian, team-building style of leadership and a proven record of success in her past professional positions.

“I’m beyond excited to join the Tennessee Conference and the amazing staff at Beersheba Springs Assembly in ministry,” said Ratz. “I believe that God has been preparing me for this role and I’m looking forward to all of the amazing ways that God will continue to move at Beersheba.”

Other duties will include working with the Executive Director of Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries, Russell Casteel, to further the mission and ministry of Beersheba Springs Assembly and Tennessee Conference Camps.  As director, Ratz also will serve as a member of the leadership team responsible for developing programs in partnership with local churches; and district, conference, and jurisdictional groups.

Please help us welcome Sarah in September! Her email will be sarah.ratz@tnumc.org.