Alumni Profile: Paul Weston

January 11, 2010

There are plenty of funny Paul stories, but I most admired his care for the guests and how often he rose above the norm to make sure they were accommodated. Paul had a way about him that made our ministry personal…” – GRIFF GRIFFIN, SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER

Paul Weston’s story is not about Paul. It’s not about Hume Lake either. It’s about a handful of Christian camps; about God using Paul in all of them; and—most importantly—God using those camps to work in Paul’s life as well. Paul Weston’s story is about having the idea to make snow for winter camps. It’s about the first ambulance Hume ever had; about getting not just nurses, but doctors to volunteer in the Infirmary. It’s about the creation of a video department, the development of a sound department, and the growth of a tape ministry. It’s a story about Wagon Train, Meadow Ranch, Ponderosa and Adult Ministries. It’s about new kayaks and a snowboard run and a new Meadow Ranch pool. It’s about mentoring new staff and helping them grow.

Paul Weston accepted Christ at Forest Home. Soon, he was on staff there. He went on to work at Thousand Pines Christian Camp, and then to Canyon Meadows Conference Center. All the while, God was developing Paul into just what He knew Hume Lake needed. In 1975, Paul was manning a Canyon Meadows booth at a convention in Los Angeles. He struck up a conversation with Bob Hilts, who asked Paul to pray about applying to work at Hume Lake. By the end of that year, Paul was at Hume. He came on staff as the Program Supervisor, putting him in charge of Hume’s youth and adult camps. Paul Weston has been responsible—or at least had a hand in—a myriad of improvements and enhancements to Hume’s ministry. After 21 years at Hume, God called Paul away in 1996. He now helps run an audio visual company in Pasadena. He works with many of the same churches he did while serving at Hume. He keeps in touch with many of Hume’s staff, and it’s not uncommon to see him around camp.

Paul’s response to any thanks you might offer? “I thank God for letting me minister with and be ministered to by Walt and Frances Warkentin, Bob and Sharon Hilts, Ken Poure, Bob and Pam Phillips, Bob Nunziato, PK Kurth, and over a thousand other staff and thousands of guests that came to Hume. I might not be there anymore, but I hope that my legacy will continue. I learned to serve Christ at Hume Lake.”

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