Just a few of the people who are working to make Campmeeting 2018 an exceptional week

David Crain, Evangelist

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David Crain is a high-energy Christian musician and speaker who will inspire and challenge you. He travels nationwide using music, humor and a very direct approach to reach people of all ages. David is best known for his work with churches and ministries. His travels across the country take him to many venues where he uses his gift of music to encourage and uplift. As a speaker, David's message is always delivered in a way that entertains while drawing the listener into a deeper relationship with Christ. Sharing stories from his own life as they relate to scripture make the Gospel come alive.


Pastor Ed Van Arsdale, President

Ed is currently the Pastor of Richmond United Methodist Church in Bangor, PA.  He also served as Youth Pastor at Grace United Methodist Church for many years.  Ed brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our Camp Meeting, and we welcome him as he takes the reigns as our Camp Meeting President. 


Dr. Joanne Leight, Youth Director

Jo has served as the Youth Director at Highland since 1994.  She grew up at Highland and has previously served in the kitchen, as a counselor, and as a bible study teacher.  She is Associate Professor of Physical and Health Education at Slippery Rock University. She also serves as Assistant Chair of her department, and NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative for the University. Originally from Perkasie, she currently lives in Grove City, PA.  She has not only published her own book, but she also knocks the ball out of the park in softball!