Year Round Staff
Anthony is originally from NC. He has worked professionally in Youth and Outdoor Ministries for 30 years. Before coming to NJ, He served as Executive Director of Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center in Western New York and as Executive Director of Lutheran Retreats, Camps and Conferences of Southern California. Travel, reading, History, working with all ages of people and pottery are a few things he loves. Writing bio's about himself…. not so much.
Esteban and Nora Flores
Esteban, Nora and Ben Flores are excited to be joining the year round staff at Cross Roads! Nora and Esteban met in 2009 working for Lutheran Retreats, Camps and Conferences with Anthony Briggs in Southern California. They were married in 2015, and welcomed Ben to the family in August of 2017. The three of them have 13 summers combined experience working in all aspects of outdoor ministry. In the past Nora has spent time volunteering and worked as the office assistant at Cross Roads. Esteban has worked 4 summers at Cross Roads as a camp assistant and then as summer leadership staff. More recently Nora has been the Center Director for a child care facility, and Esteban has been the Produce Clerk and merchandiser at the local grocery store. Ben is still searching for his life's calling. They are thrilled to be returning to Cross Roads to continue their passion for outdoor ministry!
Kathryn Schaefer serves as the Program Director at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Children Youth and Family Studies with a focus in Outdoor Leadership. She spent her summers in college working at different camps to gain new insight and experiences. Her love for the outdoors, God and working with youth makes working at Cross Roads a great fit!Kathryn@CrossRoadsRetreat.com
Corine is happy to be working at Cross Roads! She brings the experiences of having worked in retail sales, banking, and youth ministry.
Corine is a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 1 and firmly believes that faith and laughter are essential ingredients for a happy life. Her favorite quote is “When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” (Maya Angelou)
Olivia Whitener began as the Media and Marketing Specialist at Cross Roads in February 2018. She works with the team at Cross Roads to promote camp activities, develop resources for sharing the positive impacts of camp experiences, and create content that engages and informs. Olivia holds a BA in Anthropology from Wake Forest University and brings years of experience working in communications and editing for nonprofit organizations. During college she spent three years on summer staff at Cross Roads, where she met her husband. Olivia enjoys reading a good book, singing songs around a campfire, and exploring new places.