CLER Ministries is excited to celebrate the
6000 camper to attend "Created To Be Me"
Kaitlyn Cook from Creekwood Christian Church, Flower Mound, TX signed in Sunday, June 30th at the "Created To Be Me" camp being held at Disciples Crossing outside of Athens, Texas and discovered that she was the 6000th camper to attend an Eighter's camp since it began the summer of 1988. Kaitlyn is the winner of an "I Survived Sex Camp" T-shirt. Keynoter, Rev. Rob Morris and CLER Ministries' Executive Director, Rev. Christy Drechsel were on hand to greet the camper who participated in this milestone.
Master Director, Rev. Scott Miler's 20 Years!
Scott Miller awarded "Master Director" chair from CLER Ministries' founders Richard and Linda Goddard and
CLER Ministries' Executive Director, Rev. Christy Drechsel at Disciple Oaks Campground June 25, 2013
Rev. Scott Miller, Associate Pastor of First Christian, Port Arthur, Texas, attended the first "Created To Be Me" Camp offered in the Coastal Plains Area at Disciple Oaks Campground in Gonzales, Texas in 1993 as a Small Group Leader. Scott began Directing the "Created To Be Me" camp in Gonzales in 1994 and this year he directed his 20th consecutive Eighter's camp. He set the standard for the organization of the "Created To Be Me" camp from the staff perspective and assists new regions in setting up their camps. HE IS TRULY THE MASTER DIRECTOR!
As of January 1, 2013, Rev. Christy Suggs Drechsel has become the new Executive Director of CLER Ministries. Christy will now be responsible for the operation and the general management of all CLER’s activities and services for both the congregational and camping programs. Linda Goddard, President of CLER, will continue to focus on writing and updating curriculum.
Christy Drechsel has been a part of CLER Ministries since 1996. She holds an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, a Masters from Amberton University and is a 2012 graduate from Brite Divinity School with a Master of Divinity. Christy is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister presently serving as an Associate Minister at First Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
CLER Ministries is celebrating 30 years of ministry and has seen the program grow from a high school Church School class to comprehensive sexuality education programs offered in churches for all age groups and camps for ninth grade youth throughout the United States.
While the CLER Ministries’ “JUST SAY KNOW”® sexuality curriculum is very comprehensive and educational, it also reflects the in-depth spiritual dimension of sexuality. It helps youth and adults alike understand the wonder of their creation and the incredible plan for sexual intimacy. Rev. Linda Goddard, who is now a Commissioned Minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) understands parents/caregivers’ desire for their children to be educated while at the same time finding themselves having difficulty imparting the necessary information. You cannot teach what you have not been taught, so the elementary and middle school programs have parents/caregivers in attendance with their youth and learning alongside of them, thus opening up communication in the area of sexuality while educating both youth and adults.