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Meet our Staff!

Tom Powell

Executive Director

Tom joins us as past president of the Board of Directors, a parent of former campers and a counselor, and a very active member of the Caroline Furnace family. He has a vibrant faith, deeply rooted sense of hospitality, and a solid background in organizational

structure, property care, and building relationships. His experiences as a Sunday School teacher, youth advisor, congregational council president, and Boy Scout leader are supplemented by his professional background of 20 years in the National Guard and 12 years in the consulting industry. Tom describes this role as his "dream job". While you're here, ask about his slag dance!


Monica Springman

Director of Programs

Monica's connection with Caroline Furnace began when she was a counselor in 2012. Monica grew up attending and working at many different camps all along the east coast. She has over ten years of experience in Camp and Retreat Ministries, and additional

experience in the care and education of children. She earned her BA in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education from Brevard College. Monica loves to share her love of the outdoors with others. She enjoys being outside in her hammock with her husband, Tommy, reading a good book, and throwing the ball for their dog River.

Rev. Heidi David-Young

Director of Guest Services Outreach & Resource Development

Heidi served as a member of our Board of Directors and a Summer Camp Chaplain before joining our staff. She and her husband met during seminary on a trip to Israel. She is on leave from call and regularly serves as a supply pastor in the Shenandoah Valley. 

Heidi brings many gifts to the team and is skilled in resource development, grant writing, donor relations, and retreat planning, in addition to the spiritual gifts that come with being a rostered leader.

Lee Ann Powell

Director of Food

Service Operations

Lee Ann deeply believes that food is love shown tangibly. She has shared her love and talents  through many meals, for groups both large and small.

She is devoted to the craft involved in creating a meal, from building menus and honing techniques, to practicing food safety and making sure there is plenty to go around. Paired with Lee Ann's 20 years as a special needs teacher, her passions for outdoor ministry and hospitality shine through in her work.

LuAnn Woodard



LuAnn specializes in accounting, payroll and human resources, and has nearly 20 years of experience. She loves the Shenandoah Valley where she calls home. When LuAnn isn't at Caroline Furnace, she's busy caring for her many dogs and horses. 

Bryan Hepner

Director of Facilities & Maintenance

Bryan has an extensive background in fixing things and lifting heavy stuff. His skill set includes carpentry, landscaping, plumbing, electrical, and more. Bryan is excited to use his gifts and abilities to improve the experiences of all who spend time in this place. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and faith with others.


Steve Van Stee

Facilities & Maintenance Assistant


Steve is excited to return to Caroline Furnace after having previously served as Associate Director. Steve has extensive knowledge of outdoor ministry maintenance and facilities. He has a passion for summer camp and can't wait to be a part of Caroline Furnace again!


Mikaela Heck

Director of Marketing & Communications


Mikaela joined the Caroline Furnace team in the spring of 2023 and has embraced her role as part of the camp family. Working remotely from Colorado, she is grateful for the opportunity to experience God's blessings in the great outdoors alongside her loved ones.



Camp Dog


Pinella loves belly rubs, snuggles, fresh carrots, and running around in the field. She quickly becomes best friends with all of our campers and retreat guests. She is a 10 year old rescue, and her people are Tom and Lee Ann.


Camp Dog


Charlie loves a good cuddle on the couch and will greet you with a wonderful tail wag! Charlie is a rescue, and his people are the Hepner family!



Camp Dog


River belongs to Monica and can't wait to meet you at camp in the summer! 

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Camp Dog


Arrow is our newest camp dog and is a purebred AKC certified rescue that spent the first 7 years of his life as a breeder. He is very much a people person and loves to herd up humans and especially likes anyone that will scratch and pet his beautiful fur.

Arrow belongs to Tom, and Leeann.

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