New Director for St. Christopher Camp

The Reverend Laura Rezac

The new executive director of St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center has been announced. Laura Rezac succeeds Helen and Rick Hargreaves who have been serving as interim directors for the past seven months. Rezac will begin this new role in June, serving alongside the Hargreaves through the end of August.

Located on 314 acres of beach, maritime forest, and undisturbed salt marsh on Seabrook Island, St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center was first created through the gift of land to the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of South Carolina beginning in 1938. Initially created as a summer camp for disadvantaged boys, St. Christopher has grown into a year-round camp and conference facility. In addition, the Barrier Island Environmental Education Program has operated since 1981, providing an amazing outdoor education experience for school children.

With a lifelong love of the outdoors, Rev. Rezac grew up spending summers as a camper, and later as a counselor, at Camp Pisgah, a Girl Scout Camp in western North Carolina. She received a bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College and a Master of Science in chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill. She graduated from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific with a Master of Divinity in 2020. She formerly led mission trips, outdoor adventures, pilgrimages, and retreats of all kinds.

She also has extensive teaching experience as a university lecturer, middle school teacher, and informal educator. Originally from western North Carolina, Rev. Rezac studied in Japan for three semesters during college and spent time in South Africa as a seminarian. She is married to Chris Rezac and they have one four-legged child, a gangly Doberman named Ichabod Crane. Laura and Chris enjoy exploring state parks, sea kayaking, camping, taking fun expeditions, and cooking for friends and family.

(from The Diocese of South Carolina publication)

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