Josh & Lisa Francis

Joshua and Lisa Francis joined our staff in the summer of 2017. They moved here from Dallas, Texas,where Joshua received his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Before that,Joshua worked as a Youth Pastor near Redding, California for almost five years, where he had previouslyearned his B.A. in Bible and Theology. He has served at numerous Summer camps and taught, preachedor lead in a variety of capacities in Sunday Schools, Church services, youth programs, and Bible Studies.Josh was brought on primarily to serve as our English teacher, putting his communication skills, years ofgrammar studies, and love of literature to good use. In the summer, Josh is heavily involved in ouroutdoor programs, enjoying God’s creation through hiking, rafting, sailing, backpacking and camping.Lisa, aside from keeping Josh sane and encouraging him in his walk with Christ, homeschools their threechildren, Eden, Titus, and Rowan. She also currently fills some of the cook shifts in the Lodge kitchen andassists in some of the cleaning and maintenance of a few of our hospitality buildings. As a formerprofessional photographer, Lisa also hopes to eventually be able to assist in the photography classes andwith other photography needs.Josh and Lisa share a passion to come alongside our boys and help shoulder the weight of their burdens,pointing the boys toward Jesus Christ’s redemptive work on the cross and in His resurrection.