At seven years of age, Russell Hallman moved with his family to Camp Berkshire in New York. A few years later they moved to Camp Kulaqua, in Florida. His experience growing up and working at camps, his skill sets in mechanical and construction areas, and his passion for the camping ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist church are some of the main reasons Hallman has been selected to be the next Caretaker of North Star Camp.
It was a little over 18 years ago that both Russell and Kristen met at Camp Winnekeag in Massachusetts. Three years later they where married. Today they have one son, Sean, who is 9 years old.
The Hallmans will be moving from Southern Adventist University where Russell has been a Lead Automotive Technician. He has helped to run a business for the University and at the same time, trained students to be mechanics. Over the last few years Russell has had various jobs dealing with maintenance, grounds management, construction and mechanical work.
The Hallmans are excited to be moving back into the camping ministry and to the Minnesota Conference. “While mission is different to different people,” Russell said, “to me, mission is showing God’s love by helping people out with the gifts God has given to us. Camp was always the place where I felt like I was doing the most meaningful mission work.”
Jeff Wine, Communications Director
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