Patrick Hoercher

Patrick first connected with Camp Ozark in 2002 as a college freshman. With the exception of a two-year sabbatical to finish graduate school, Patrick has worked at Camp Ozark each and every summer since then. During his time as a member of the Summer Staff, Patrick served in several different roles:  younger boys’ counselor, older boys’ counselor, Top Staff, and (perhaps most importantly) a 3-time Osage Chief.  While spending each of his summers at Camp Ozark, Patrick triple-majored as an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University before completing his graduate theological studies at Harvard and Duke…and then Harvard again!

Patrick joined the Camp Ozark Permanent Staff in 2009. As a member of Ozark’s leadership team, Patrick helps write and oversee the spiritual development curriculum and ministry initiatives for Camp Ozark and Ozone Ministries. He also helps manage older camper experience and the Morning Activity program.

Patrick met his wife, Katie, at Camp Ozark in the summer of 2007, and they were married in 2010. In 2012, Patrick and Katie welcomed a son, Bhrett.  Patrick and Katie both work full-time for Camp Ozark, and love serving all our awesome Camp Ozark families together!

Some of Patrick’s favorite things about contributing to the Camp Ozark family include helping teenagers think through important faith questions, witnessing the life transformation that happens among young people at Camp Ozark, and talking to parents across the country about the Incomparable Camp Ozark experience! Beyond work, Patrick is a passionate sports fan, particularly regarding Duke basketball, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and Dallas Cowboys football.  He loves spending time with his family, watching sports, and going to see big-budget action movies.

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