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The Firs Retreat Center

RETREAT CENTER STAFF

Kirk Potter

Kirk Potter

Family Retreat Center & Community Ministries Director

Kirk joined the staff in 2007. He graduated from Biola University and Talbot Seminary, where he earned a BA and MA in Christian Education with an emphasis in camping. As a student, he spent 11 summers in camping, serving four different camps, including Firwood (camp name “Snap Biscuits” – long story). Kirk has worked in church and camping ministries since then, including 16 years as the director of a Canadian camp. Kirk and Debbie have three grown children. He can often be found working on a home renovation project or under the hood of an old car.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.230
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Barb Vander Meulen

Barb Vander Meulen

Accommodations Supervisor

Barb has been a staff member since 1985 and is currently in charge of Retreat Center housekeeping and is the rental coordinator. She also heads up our popular Scrapbooking events. Barb was born and raised at The Firs (she’s Helen and Doug Anderson’s daughter). She and her husband Bruce have two grown sons and six grandchildren; three granddaughters and three grandsons.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.213
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Jenny Greenleaf

Jenny Greenleaf

Office Manager & Receptionist

Jenny joined the staff in December 2000. She has a Fine Arts degree from SPU & attended Torchbearer’s Bible Schools in England (Capenwray) and Sweden (Holsbybrunn). In her free time, Jenny enjoys decorating with refurbished thriftstore finds, painting, & gardening.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.200
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Kim Hendrickson

Kim Hendrickson

Director of Guest Services, Retreat Center

Kim joined The Firs staff in 2013, but was initially introduced to The Firs as a camper parent (her three boys have attended Fircreek Day Camp and Camp Firwood). In her free time, Kim also started and runs another non-profit, “The Foster Closet”, serving Whatcom County foster families.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.221
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Brian Lingbloom

Brian Lingbloom

Facilities Manager - Retreat Center

Brian and his wife, Julie, have been volunteers at The Firs for many years before joining our staff. In his free time, Brian enjoys working on house projects and playing card games with Julie (Julie is also on our Scrapbooking and housekeeping team). They have three grown children; one son and two daughters.

Phone: 360-733-6840
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Doug Scherer

Doug Scherer

Retreat Center Food Service Director

Doug and his wife, Julie, moved to Sudden Valley from the Seattle area a few years ago to be closer to their kids and grandchildren. Doug comes to this position with a variety of experience in cooking, catering, and event creation. His desire is to continue the high level of quality and service that is synonymous with The Firs.

Phone: 360-733-6840 ext.222

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Glenn Grandy

Glenn Grandy

Facilities Assistant

After working in maintenance at a horse ranch, then aboard a fishing boat on the Bering Sea for five very full seasons (as deck boss, cook, co-pilot, “chief”, and in maintenance), God called Glenn to The Firs to be closer to family. His extensive maintenance background is an asset to the maintenance team, as they work to maintain the Retreat Center grounds.

Retreat Center Contact Info:   Kim Hendrickson at 360-733-6840 ext.221  •   Email Kim

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