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Rick Frederick

Executive Director

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Work Experience
I worked for 20 years as a Youth/Family Ministry Director in various congregations. I also have 15 years of experience in Outdoor Ministry as a Program Director/Assistant Director/Executive Director

I am married to DeAnna Frederick, and we have 2 sons, Adam and Ben, and our four legged child Mac, a mixed breed dog.

Where did you grow up?
I was born in New York City and there for almost 3 years, then moved to Charleston South Carolina. I lived and worked there as a coach/teacher, attended Seminary and began working for the church in 1984.

Golfing, reading, hiking

What brought you to RWBC?
I was called to get back into Lutheran Outdoor ministry after spending 5 years working with the Methodist and Presbyterians. I saw a camp with a desire to spread God’s Word and serve God’s People in new ways while honoring old traditions.

What are some of your dreams for RWBC?
I would like to improve the infrastructure of camp to meet the needs of our programs going into the future. An Endowment Fund that can be used to support new programs and continue to improve the appearance of the facility is also a dream of mine, while trying to find new opportunities to serve a wider range of people and needs.

Position Currenty Available

Assistant Director


De summer 2019

DeAnna Frederick

Hospitality Manager

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Work Experience
I have previously worked at Wesley Woods, in Grand Valley, PA as the food services director.  I worked there for 18 months, then worked in the school cafeterias for 2 years while we were living in KY.  Previously, I worked as a legal secretary.  I have enjoyed combining my passion for food and kids working here at Red Willow Bible Camp.

Rick Frederick is my husband.  We have been married 26 years.  We have two sons, Adam who is 24 and currently in the Marine  Reserves after 4 years active duty and resides in Cambridge Springs, PA and Ben who is 21 and is active Marines, currently stationed at Cherry Point, NC.  Mac is our 5 year old fur baby, lab/collie mix mutt that we love very much!

Where did you grow up?
I was born in western NY and lived for 13 years in Canisteo, moved to St. Petersburg, FL and lived there for 11 years.  I then moved to SC where I met and married Rick.  Over the years we have lived in NC, OH, PA, KY and now ND.

Crafts, reading, walking Mac, crochet.

What brought you to RWBC?
Rick did!  I’m very happy to be a part of RWBC.  This part of ND is the prettiest place I have ever lived.

What are some of your dreams for RWBC?
I would love to see more people come here and enjoy the peace and serenity that is RWBC.  This is a great place to disconnect from the busyness of everyday life.  The camp is at its best when people are here exploring nature, laughing, and enjoying the company of others.


Beth Varty

Office Manager

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Past Work Experience

I attended Mayville State University and was the office assistant at Our Lady Of Peace Catholic Church in Mayville, ND before we moved to Tolna.


Together with my husband,we have 3 daughters, 1 son, a granddaughter and a grandson.

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Hillsboro, ND and grew up in Portland, ND


Camping, fishing, playing Yahtzee and most of all – spending time with my grandchildren.

What brought you to RWBC?

I spent many summers here when I was younger and always loved how peaceful and beautiful it was.  RWBC has always thrived on making the camp an enjoyable and comfortable place to come and meet people, make friends and worship the Lord.

What are some of your dreams for RWBC?

For more people to come and experience the tranquility and peace while serving the Lord.


Chuck Hanlon

Site Manager


Where are you from?

I am from Colorado.

What brought you to RWBC?

I love working with my hands and with volunteers to maintain and improve camps. I love camp ministry because it affords me an opportunity to work with children, youth, and young adults. I look forward to revitalizing the volunteer base to work on the many upgrades and improvements that I see that Red Willow could benefit from for the future of the ministry.


One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to sit with a big bowl of popcorn and watch John Wayne movies.

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