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Meet The Counselors

We can't wait for you to get to know the 2019 Teen Leadership Camp staff!

Erin Kondak

Erin Kondak

Counselor
Nathan Jacob

Nathan Jacob

Counselor
Mikael Good

Mikael Good

Counselor

My name is Mikael, which rhymes with Michelle. I’m a political philosophy major with a biblical studies minor; after college I would like to be a professor and possibly do ministry. Sometimes if you’re a political philosophy major, people think that all you care about is philosophy but this is not true: I also like to go on beautiful drives, look at sunrises and sunsets, listen to and play music, cook, and make art, skateboard amateurly, and have conversations about the deepest concerns and desires of human life. I am so thrilled to come back to camps and spend the summer with old and new friends!

Grace Roberts

Grace Roberts

Counselor

Hi there, friends! My name is Grace (my friends call me Gracie), and I’m a Literature major from North Carolina. Here at PHC, I’m a part of both the Chorale and Chapel Guild, I’ve been involved in several Eden Troupe plays, and I teach swing dancing with the Shall We Dance Society. When I’m not reading Alexis de Tocqueville, writing on the works of Lewis and Tolkien, or studying for a Latin exam, you can find me out searching for the best ice cream places with my friends, spending time in prayer with my wing about all sorts of things, or putting together a musical duet or ensemble to perform in PHC’s coffee shop concerts. I came to PHC Teen Leadership Camps all four summers of high school, and from the first moment I stepped on campus, I fell in love with this place. Now, as a student, I’m so excited to give back to PHC Teen Leadership Camps as a counselor myself this summer!

As you will soon see, I have a huge passion for people (I tested almost 100% extrovert on the Myers-Briggs test!). I can’t wait to meet you all, and I look forward to seeing the plans the Lord has for this summer!  

Simon Sefzik

Simon Sefzik

Counselor

Hailing from the great state of Washington, Simon Sefzik (2022) is a major in American Politics and Policy program. Aside from moot court, mock trial, and constitutional law, Simon is passionate about frisbee, hiking, and hanging out with friends. A fun fact about Simon is that he got a spray tan which lasted for several days and turned him very, very orange. Simon is looking forward to pouring into the lives of students at PHC Teen Leadership Camps, growing in Christ with them, and having a ton of fun.

Max Bennett

Max Bennett

Counselor

Hi, I'm Max! I live in Parkersburg, West Virginia, but I was born in Clearwater, Florida. I'm a Strategic Intelligence in National Security major hoping to attend graduate school after graduation. Reading and music are the objects of my indoor free time. My favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird" and some of my favorite bands are Passion and NEEDTOBREATHE. If you caught me outside, I'd ideally be on a zip-line or in a hammock. I was a PHC teen camper for four years before becoming a student at PHC and I'm ecstatic about being a counselor this year!

Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White

Counselor

Hi y’all! I’m Elizabeth, but I usually just go by Lizzie (fun fact — I was actually named after Lizzie Bennet from Pride and Prejudice). My home is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and I’m the only counselor to be an online student. Even though I don’t live on campus, I visit as often as I can, and PHC is truly one of my favorite places in the world. I hope you’ll absolutely love coming to Teen Leadership Camps here! Coming to Teen Leadership Camps was one the most memorable and formative experiences for me in high school. I can truly say that my life was changed by the weeks that I spent here at PHC as a teen. I competed in speech, debate, and moot court with NCFCA while I was in high school, and now, when I’m not studying, I love attending tournaments and coaching my younger siblings and friends. I also love reading great books, playing bluegrass music on my fiddle, and cooking elaborate meals for my family. I’m so excited to meet you, and I will be praying for each one of you over the weeks leading up to Teen Leadership Camps. I pray that your life would be changed this summer, and that God would overwhelm you with his goodness here at camps. Until then, cheers! . 

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Beckett Millhouse

Counselor

A lot of smart people I know have used college as an opportunity to see new things and experience more of the world… I am not one of those people. I’m a rising sophomore studying American government who was born and raised right here in Purcellville, Virginia – and since I went to a school 10 minutes away from my family’s home, I’m sure you’ve figured out that I’m an incredibly outgoing and adventurous person. So if you’re looking for someone who enjoys guitar, the outdoors, or just sitting around enjoying life at a slower pace, I’m your man. I look forward to welcoming you (un?)lucky few who will be joining the ranks of the sinking but incredibly chill ship that is my wing. Can’t wait to meet you!

John Southards

John Southards

Counselor

Hey folks, my name is John and I hail from the Land of Corn (some folks know it as Illinois). Being a Teen Leadership Camper myself back in the day, I'm excited to play a new role and be a counselor! Despite being a political philosophy major, I find time to enjoy life outside of school books. I like singing, writing, playing wallyball and frisbee, making up games to play in our dining hall, and reading a good novel. I'm looking forward to spending a great time with all the campers and counselors this summer!

Marina Barnes

Marina Barnes

Counselor

Hi friends! I’m a rising senior, majoring in Political Philosophy and minoring in Music. I grew up in Chesapeake, VA, and am the second oldest of eight kids. I’ve kept pretty busy here at PHC - when I’m not in class, you can usually find me running off to a music rehearsal, moot court practice, or mock trial round.

After I graduate, my goal is to become a professor. Before I graduate, my goal is to catch the groundhog that lives across the street. All of my attempts thus far have been unsuccessful, though I have managed to catch a possum, a raccoon, and several caterpillars. I have been told that I should clarify that none of these animals, with the exception of the caterpillars, were caught on campus. 

The weeks I spent at PHC Teen Leadership Camps back in high school were always the highlight of my summer, so I am very excited to come back as a counselor this year!

Vienna Jacobson

Vienna Jacobson

Counselor

Hello friends! My name is Vienna Jacobson! I just finished my senior year at PHC where I studied journalism with a focus in politics. I grew up on the West Coast, and firmly believe it’s the best coast. Any form of coffee coupled with good food, and hiking is my favorite. I also really enjoy to talk about and discuss politics and religion. When you arrive for camp I will have just returned from a missions trip to Uganda, which I’m pretty excited about! This is my second year as a counselor and I can’t wait to meet you all. In my experience God does really big things at Teen Leadership Camps, and I’m so honored to get to be a small part of that! See you soon!

 

Andrew Shelton

Andrew Shelton

Counselor

Hello! I’m a junior Economics and Business Analytics major originally from Georgia. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, competing in forensics, playing chess, reading books, playing frisbee, and hanging out with friends. I attended  PHC Teen Leadership Camps several times in high school and always came away from Teen Leadership Camps challenged to grow closer to Christ and with a lot of fun memories. I am very excited to be a part of the counselor team this summer and am looking forward to meeting ya’ll and seeing what God will do at PHC this summer! 

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