Anabaptist Renaissance Consortium
Anabaptist Renaissance Consortium (ARC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Virginia corporation which sponsors Shenandoah Christian Music Camp. ARC is guided by a board of seven Trustees from several different conservative Anabaptist church groups.
Wendell Nisly, Administrator
Jonathan Miller, Academic Dean
Stuarts Draft, VA
James Swartz, Committee Chairman
Freddie Miller, Administrator
Nevin Mast, Choral Festival Coordinator
Nathan Miller, Facility Coordinator
Howard Lichty, Administrator
Michael Schrock, Choral Festival Coordinator
Raphael Jantzi, Children’s Camp Director
Immediate policy oversight of SCMC is through a board of brethren from various conservative Anabaptist congregations. An advisory board, with members representing various conservative Mennonite and Anabaptist groups, also gives input to and support for the camp.
James Swartz, Chairman
James has sung with a number of touring choirs from Faith Builders and also with Oasis Chorale. For several years he served as a part-time school music teacher. He is a member of Bethany Mennonite (Southeastern Conference) and is married to Kathryn, our registrar. They have one son, Isaiah.
Benjamin attends Saint Thomas Christian Fellowship and has traveled extensively singing with various choirs. He has directed the choir at Elnora Bible Institute and currently teaches and directs the choir at Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute. He is married to Ann (Fisher) and has four children: Gloria, Leon, Cassie, and Issac.
South Boston, VA
Joshua is a member of Ebenezer Mennonite (Southeastern Conference) and is ordained to the ministry there. He has sung with numerous choirs over the years and was a member of the Voice of Praise men’s quartet for eleven years. He is married to Kimberly (Witmer) and has six children: Miles, Lucas, Ian, Greta, Colin, and Molly.
Kenneth is a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship (BMA) and has directed various choirs over the years, including the Sharon Singers of SMBI. He is married to Audrey (Rohrer) and they have four children, William, Elliot, Charissa, and Greta.
Stuarts Draft, VA
Joe is a member of Ebenezer Mennonite (Southeastern Conference) and has traveled extensively singing with Oasis Chorale, choirs from Faith Builders, and various other choirs. He was also a member of the Voice of Praise men’s quartet for several years. He is married to Crystal (Good) and has four children: Simon, Phoebe, Thomas, and Lana.
Virginia Office Staff
Kathryn Swartz, Registrar
Kathryn is a member of Bethany Mennonite (Southeastern Conference) and is married to James Swartz, our chairman. She is mother to Isaiah. She still works a little for Christian Light Publications, where she has been employed for over 15 years.
Katherine Byler, Admin. Assistant
Katherine serves as an Assistant to the Administrator, as well as filling the role of Publicity Officer. She is currently teaching full-time at Calvary Christian Academy on the Junior High and High School level. She is a member at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship.
Twila Heatwole, Admin. Assistant
Twila Heatwole is a part-time teacher at Calvary Christian Academy and works at home on the family farm. She enjoys singing with a small ensemble and playing instruments. She is a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship.
Regina Brubaker, Admin. Assistant
Ohio Office Staff
Debbie Shrock, Registrar
Debbie is serving as Registrar for the Ohio camp. She is a member of Light of Truth Conservative Mennonite Church and is employed at Schlabach Printers. She enjoys music and has sung on various choirs.
Mary Beth Miller, Assistant Registrar
Mary Beth is serving with the Ohio camp for the fourth year. She is married to Nathan Miller, and is a member of the Light of Truth Conservative Mennonite church. She has been employed at Schlabach Printers for over 11 years.
Virginia Beachy, Admin. Assistant
Virginia Beachy grew up as a middle child in a singing, analytical, creative family. Those activities are still important to her, though the analytical, problem-solving, systems-creator side of her has been the main driving force in her work for the past 10 years. With employment history in graphic design, administrative assistance, office management, and sales, she currently serves as secretary at Maranatha Christian School in Sugarcreek, Ohio, happy to be involved in Christian education without being a teacher.
Carita Keim, Lodging Coordinator
Carita Keim recently graduated with a Bachelors in English and is teaching English and history classes to secondary students at Gospel Haven Academy. While she spends most of her time in literature and composition, she loves the experience of community that choral music brings. She helps with Ohio Music Camp because she cares about giving her community the opportunity to combine the fine arts, worship, and community.
Ontario Office Staff
Pauline Zehr, Registrar
Kendra Frey, Admin. Assistant
Judy Martin, Lodging Coordinator