Outdoor Ministries

Outdoor Ministries


Our Outdoor Ministries teams offer warm hospitality to our churches, staff, visiting faith communities and to educational and non-profit organizations whose work aligns with the core values of the Southern New England Conference. 

We engage in Outdoor & Retreat Ministry through four sites: 

Edwards House Meetings & Retreats

Irons Homestead

Pilgrim Day Camp

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center 


Kate Ostertag (she-her)

Kate Ostertag

Executive for Camps & Retreats – Edwards House and Irons Homestead 
and for Summer 2022: Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Email:
 ostertagk@sneucc.org    Office:  508-244-4429

Kate Ostertag oversees Edwards House in Framingham, MA and Irons Homestead in Glocester, RI and for Summer, 2022, Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center.

 Our Outdoor Ministries teams offer warm hospitality to our churches, staff, visiting faith communities and to educational and non-profit organizations whose work aligns with the core values of the Southern New England Conference.

Contact her to:

  • Share your vision for a program or event that you are planning.
  • Check availability and pricing for an upcoming visit.
  • Learn more about Outdoor Ministries as a resource to you and your ministry.

Kate brings over 20 years of experience in retreat center operations with a passion for program and volunteer development.


Jon Kirby (he-him)

Jon Kirby

Executive for Camps & Retreats - Pilgrim Day Camp
Email:
pdc@sneucc.org     Phone: 508-875-8215

Jon Kirby started working at Pilgrim Day Camp in 1975, and has spent 42 summers there – 37 of them as Director. Jon recently retired from Medfield High school after 34 years there, serving as Athletic Director, teacher and coach. He continues coaching in area schools.

For an introduction to the rest of the Pilgrim Day Camp staff, visit: pilgrimdaycamp.org/staff

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