Meet Our Staff

Our summer camping season is approximately 10 weeks (including trainings) but our work continues throughout the year with various programs and events. None of which would be possible without this team.

  • Matt reichart sr

    Executive Director  circleemail

    Mr. Matt and his wife Miss Susan began this ministry at Pine Valley 21 years ago with a desire to create a loving family atmosphere, in a place set apart, where kids could encounter the life-changing gospel message. Matt and Susan have been married 35 years, have 5 adult married children, and 21 grandchildren to date.

    Mr. Matt is incredibly passionate about the gospel, relationships, and play! He often says kids spell love P.L.A.Y. He loves adventure, so if you stop by camp, you can still find him making time to throw campers in the pool or give jeep rides.

    Miss Susan is compassionate and is known as the "camp mom". Because of her desire to create an atmosphere of warmth and kindness, she has a ministry of availability. You will often find her poolside or fireside or about anywhere that someone is in need of a chat.

    Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this."

  • Matt reichart jr

    Camp Director  circleemail

    Matt (known as "Matto" by all his friends) and his wife Jen. Matto and Jen have six children named Jada, Emery, Silas, Matthias, Naomi, and Selah. Matto and Jen love Jesus,  their kids, adventure, and a good cup of coffee. Matto grew up in camping and has been at Pine Valley full time for 12 years. Camp is a place where Matto and his family can invite others into fun and adventure while introducing them to the good news of Jesus. 

    1 John 3:18 "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."

  • Abel Carleton

    kids camp director circleemail   

    Abel has been part of Pine Valley Camp since 2011.  He has served as a volunteer, maintenance man, counselor, and head counselor. He loves to have fun with kids and be part of the mission here at Pine Valley. Abel is drawn to a community where everyone is working together to live out the gospel in all that they do. Because of his love for camp, he has accepted the position of Kids Camp Director.  He is excited for this opportunity to give everything he has for the Lord and the mission of Pine Valley Camp.

    2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, his is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"

  • keturah blystone

    Program assistant circleemail   

    Keturah first joined our team in the summer of 2015 as a counselor. She worked as a counselor for two summers and then as the girls Teen Camp Head Counselor for the past three summers. In the Winter of 2020, she joined our full time team as the Assistant Program Director! She will be working with our teen camp director during the year and in the summer. Keturah has a passion for Jesus and for our teen girls. She loves investing, discipling, and outdoor adventures! Keturah is excited to be serving in a position that allows her to lead the teen campers on outdoor adventures that point them to God and His creation. She is also excited to further invest in our campers!

  • Nick fortney

    Program intern

    Nick is from Chesapeake, Virginia. He served at Pine Valley for two summers, in 2018 as a Maintenance Man and 2019 as a Counselor. He loves to have fun with kids and show the love of Jesus Christ through fun. Nick is excited to serve and be a part of a great community that is passionate about the same thing. He has a passion to bring the Father to the fatherless and do whatever he can to make that happen. Nick can’t wait to give everything he has to serve the Lord and Pine Valley. A few of Nick's hobbies are hanging out with friends, eating at new restaurants, traveling, and photography.

    John 3:30 "He must become greater, I must become less."

  • mark parker

    Construction & Maintenance director circleemail

    Mark worked at Pine Valley in high school for two summers, then worked in the construction world for 7 years only to be called back by the Lord to Pine Valley to work full time in 2015. He got married at 20 to his wife Kelly and has two sons Max and Zeke. Mark leads all of the construction projects at camp and the maintenance crew during the summer season. Mark loves that camp is fun and different. It provides a deeper experience with the kids and staff as they live in community for 6 days straight each week. He enjoys just about anything outdoors: hunting, biking, ice fishing, and skiing.

    John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

  • Amanda Richardson

    office manager email

    Amanda recently transitioned into the Office Manager position in January 2021. She served at Pine Valley from 2002-2012 working in multiple roles throughout her time here. While at Pine Valley, she met her husband John who also served for many years. Together they have four children (Abram, Daria, Uriah, and Gracy), one dog (Kevin), and a cat (Cindy).


    Amanda graduated from Geneva College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor in Youth Ministry. After graduating from college, she taught for 10 years before returning to her roots at Pine Valley. "I am so thankful God called me back to Pine Valley after all of these years! This amazing place helped me truly see my brokenness and need of a loving and forgiving Savior. I am excited to be part of the ministry here!"

    Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

  • Christine mcQuiston

    bookkeeper circleemail   

     Chris has served as our Bookkeeper since March of 2015. When the Lord brought her down the lane, she said she felt like she found a home. Not only has she been a delightful addition to our staff, but she keeps all of our finances in order. As a laid-back lover of Jesus, her optimism has been an encouragement to us all. She recently discovered a love for Peach Rings and is passionate about the community and mission of Pine Valley. You will often find her reading or in conversation with someone.

    Matthew 17:20 "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." 

  • connie miller

    rebuild campaign administrator circleemail

    Connie Miller has worked part time at Pine Valley since 2012.  Her path here was truly God's doing as an answer to prayer.  She was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years to her three children (Abby, Matt, and Aaron) when she started to pray about what to do next outside of the home.  She wanted to be somewhere doing something that mattered. The Lord fulfilled that desire by leading her to Pine Valley. Some of her responsibilities include being the administrator of the Rebuild Campaign, marketing and communications, and assistant to Mr. Matt.  Connie loves the atmosphere fostered here at camp -- it's fun, servant-minded, family-oriented, and full of grace and love. When not at camp, she enjoys doing any kind of outdoor activity but her favorites are road biking, rock climbing, flat water paddling and hiking.

    Philippians 2: 9-11 "Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." 

  • john dEfillippo

    Grants administrator circleemail

    John has been serving as the Grants Administrator at Pine Valley since April of 2017. He has an extensive background in human resources and assisted in one of his previous employer's foundation work. John loves to do research and write which are important in the grant process. He had been looking for an opportunity to serve in a meaningful position and Pine Valley has provided that. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to sermons and Christian music, holistic health issues and the four major sports.

    Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."

  • Beth Beiter

    graphic designer

    Beth has been involved with the designing  of brochures and newsletters  for Pine Valley since 2010 and is now on staff working to make all printed material beautiful! When not working at Pine Valley, you can find her walking her dog, biking on every bike trail she can find or happily painting at home.  Beth also has her own business,, doing print design and custom watercolor paintings. Beth has recently done the paintings of the Gazebo and Lodge you see on our website. 

    Beth and her husband Joe have been married for 32 years. All three of their grown children (Addison, Connor & Jo, and one daughter-in-law, Leah) have been part of the summer staff over the past several years. “I love being able to use my God-given talents to create materials that capture the special mission of Pine Valley.”

    Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."