Andrew Templeman is excited to be joining Mt. Cross Ministries as Executive Director in mid-April. He has a passion for outdoor ministry and getting more people outside! A native of Ohio, Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Miami University. He has 10 years’ experience in outdoor ministry including several years at Camp Otterbein, a United Methodist Camp in Ohio, and most recently as Site Director of Waypost, a camp of Crossways Camping Ministry, a Lutheran Outdoor Ministry (LOM) affiliated outdoor ministry in central Wisconsin. Andrew is also in the final stages of the Compass Points program, an educational program specifically for developing executive skills in outdoor ministry that is cooperatively run by the outdoor ministries of several mainline protestant denominations including LOM. He will graduate at the LOM conference in 2023. He is active in the American Camp Association and volunteers as an Accreditation Visitor. Andrew loves spending time outdoors and going on adventures. He is looking forward to exploring God’s great creation in Northern California!