With not only growing up at Pioneer Camp Alberta, Jenny has been a consistent leader there for most of her life, even as she pursued other vocational callings and began to raise her family. She is now responsible for both the Sundre and Rocky Mountain House sites.
Jenny holds degrees in both teaching and counselling and has worked as a counsellor in the school system and private practice. She has previous experience as a youth pastor and InterVarsity campus minister for high school students. Since 1999, she has also served consistently as a summer director at Pioneer Alberta.
When Jenny turned 10 years old, she began to attend Pioneer Alberta as a camper. However, her life at Pioneer began before she could walk, when her parents, Don and Margie Stinton, served at camp. Now her own children are campers.
“I was a staff kid,” says Jenny, “I have a deep connection to the history of Pioneer Alberta. I also have a clear calling to the future. As we emerge from the difficult years of the COVID pandemic, I am eager to help bring stability, clarify purpose and renew hope for this generation of young people.”
Jenny values camp as key place for children, teens and young adults to know Jesus and experience God in significant ways.
“People need hope,” says Jenny. “So many people feel so stuck; camp gives them a break from the hard stuff of life and gives a sense that there could be connection, purpose and meaning.”