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.

Virginia Administration

Wendell Nisly, Administrator

Harrisonburg, VA

Jonathan Miller, Academic Dean

Stuarts Draft, VA

James Swartz, Committee Chairman

Harrisonburg, VA

Ohio Administration

Freddie Miller, Administrator

Sugarcreek, OH

Nevin Mast, Choral Festival Coordinator

Holmesville, OH

Nathan Miller, Facility Coordinator

Shreve, OH

Leonard Miller

Walhonding, OH

Ontario Administration

Howard Lichty, Administrator

Brunner, ON

Michael Schrock, Choral Festival Coordinator

Millbank, ON

Raphael Jantzi, Children’s Camp Director

Linwood, ON

Steve Bauman

Elmira, ON

Randall Martin

Bluevale, ON

Darcy Jantzi

Wellesley, ON

Steering Committee

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

Harrisonburg, VA

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 Good

Harrisonville, PA

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.

Joshua Good

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 Martin

Harrisonburg, VA

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.

Joe Miller

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

Harrisonburg, VA

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

Harrisonburg, VA

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

Harrisonburg, VA

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

Harrisonburg, VA

Regina serves as Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean.  She completed a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree at James Madison University, has taught in music classes for the past 10 years, and currently maintains a private piano studio. She is a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship.


Ohio Office Staff

Debbie Shrock, Registrar

Wilmot, OH

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

Shreve, OH

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

Dover, Ohio

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

Millersburg, OH

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

Milverton, ON

Kendra Frey, Admin. Assistant

Milverton, ON

Judy Martin, Lodging Coordinator

Elmira, ON