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.
Kevin O’Brien is the Assistant Director of Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center. He has a Bachelors in business management and has worked in the outdoor ministry field since 2001. His background also includes being an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, and management in the foodservice industry including helping with the opening of a new restaurant. These experiences as well as his faith, wife, and two children help to make Cross Roads home to all who come here. It is a blessing and privilege to work at such a great ministry and look forward to serving the guests and people who make it so special.
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
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.
Priscilla O’Brien is part of the Hospitality team at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center. She always knew that her passion was to work with Kids, and it all started in Cape Town South Africa, where she worked at a Daycare Center, and worked in outdoor ministry. She was a Counselor in Upstate New York where she met her husband. In California she assisted in the office and worked in Hospitality. Priscilla is a faithful wife and a loving mother and continues to grow in her faith. She will continue to be Christ hands and feet and will continue to make Cross Roads a welcoming place for all.