Camp Fontanelle Counselors

         Laura Barks

Laura is a 21-year-old senior at Doane College studying elementary and special education. Laura's home church is Three Timbers in Bennington, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Starbucks
  • iPod
  • Pillow Pet

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Parenthood

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

Jordan Spieth - my favorite golfer

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Focus on being the best person you can be.

What is your favorite quote?

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."


     Aaron Bostwick

Aaron is a 21-year-old who graduated May 2015 from Belmont University after studying commercial music with an emphasis in music business. Aaron's home church is Ponca UMC in Ponca, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Jesuc/Faith
  • Music
  • Friends and Family

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Doctor Who

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

David Copperfield. It would be a magical dinner.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best time you can invest is the time you invest in people.

What is your favorite quote?

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better.
                                                                  It's not." - Dr. Seuss


      Jesse Gichuru

Jesse is an 18-year-old freshman at Doane College studying music. Jesse's home church is Stanton UMC in Stanton, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Music
  • Laughter
  • Jesus

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Bad Company (2002)

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

Robin Williams (pretty self explanatory)

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Pull up your zipper.

What is your favorite quote?

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley

 


       Karen Hutton

Karen is a 20-year-old junior at Iowa State University studying elementary education. Karen's home church is Rockbrook UMC in Omaha, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • My Bible
  • My homemade quilt
  • Hot tea

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

  • The Proposal
  • Grey's Anatomy

 

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

I would want anyone who is willing to sit down in a cafe and chat for hours. Someone who is encouraging, insightful, willing to listen and willing to share. Jane Goodall, a primatologist, is passionate about the environment and the animals withing it. She has done extensive research with chimpanzees and countless educational talks. She loves nature and education and would be a great person to sit down and have dinner with.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

I have always been told to be myself and ask questions. It is the best advice I have ever received because not only is it great for young women to be themselves and stick to their values in all that they do, but it is also extremely important for women to find their own understanding of things by asking questions. I have asked so many questions in school, life, and especially in my faith that have made things so much more clear and gave me more purpose and focus for who I am.

What is your favorite quote?

"I, the lord, have called you into righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the gentiles." - Isaiah 42:6


        Eric Kenyon

Eric is an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Nebraska at Omaha studying computer science. Eric's home church is St. Paul's UMC in Papillion, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Music
  • Prayer
  • Rain

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Doctor Who

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

Any of my friends that I've left behind - just to see how they're doing.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

To find things that I enjoy doing, and learn to do them well.

What is your favorite quote?

"I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."

 


       John Kyker

John is a 21-year-old sophomore at Nebraska Wesleyan studying history-social science education. John's home church is St. Paul Lutheran in Gilead, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?
  • League of Legends
  • Country music
  • The Bible

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Game of Thrones

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

Joyce, a former exchange student at Nebraska Wesleyan that I got to know really well before she went back home. It would be awesome to catch up with her one day.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Never be afraid to be yourself.

What is your favorite quote?

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and
 not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" - Jeremiah 29:11


       Emmy Laing

Emmy is a 20-year-old sophomore at Coe College in Ceder Rapids, Iowa, studying psychology and neuroscience. Emmy's home church is Rockbrook UMC in Omaha, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Music
  • Friends
  • Family

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

  • The Incredibles
  • Parenthood

 

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

Martin Luther King Jr.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Everyone is a little afraid, so don't be afraid to try new things.

 

What is your favorite quote?

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."


         Kate Laing

Kate is a 21-year-old senior at Hastings College studying studio art. Kate's home church is Rockbrook UMC in Omaha, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Coffee
  • Basset hounds
  • Sketchbook

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Supernatural

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

I'd most like to have dinner with a collection of the sweetest people in my life. I don't get to see many of them nearly as often as I'd like to, and any opportunity I get to spend with them is a blessing. A dinner with all of them together would be the greatest thing I could imagine.

 What is the best advice you have ever received?

  • Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
  • Be tough-minded but tender-hearted.

 

 

What is your favorite quote?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths" - Proverbs 3: 5-6


        Kim Larson

Kim is a 20-year-old sophomore at Nebraska Wesleyan University studying elementary education. Kim's home church is First UMC in Blair, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Family
  • Pets
  • Sleep

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

The Lion King

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

Brad Paisley

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Be yourself because God made you special.

What is your favorite quote?

"Hakuna Matata."

 


        Maddie Maul

Maddie is a 20-year-old sophomore at Wayne State College studying elementary education. Maddie's home church is St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • Books
  • Coffee
  • Dogs

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Pirates of the Caribbean

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

I would love to have dinner with Audrey Hepburn, I think she is a great role model.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

"Be a fountain not a drain"

 What is your favorite quote?

"Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody."


       Becky Shafer

Becky is a 21-year-old senior at Wayne State College studying elementary education with early childhood. Becky's home church is Aurora Evangelical Free Church in Aurora, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • My Bible
  • Hot dogs
  • Coffee

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

New Girl

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

Rick Wormeli and Robert Marzano to discuss education.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Matthew 6:34

What is your favorite quote?

                                                                 "All I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus."


 Sebastian Sorensen

Sebastian is a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying vocal performance. Sebastian's home church is First UMC in Lincoln, Nebraska.

What are three things you cannot live without?

  • God
  • Music
  • Friends

 

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Dragonball Z

Out of anyone in the world (living or deceased), who would you most like to have dinner with?

I would love to eat with Beethoven (after he lost his hearing). He was able to write one of the most beautiful, joyful symphonies during such a painful stage in his life. I would like to know where he got his inspiration.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Don't hold back. Always perform without fear and to the best of your abilities.

 

What is your favorite quote?

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"