“Pioneer gives people a safe place to experience God and grow in their faith in a safe, fun, and unique community of believers. God speaks through the beautiful surroundings, the people who serve there, and through His Word that is the foundation of all they do.” – Laura Hartke
Laura began coming to Pioneer in 1991. Throughout her years here she was a camper, a volunteer, a counselor, and everything in-between. She met her husband Nate at Pioneer in the summer of 1997 when he was working as a counselor.
Fast forward – Laura and Nate have been married for 18 years and have three beautiful children. It is no surprise that Pioneer Camp has become a part of life for the Hartke family. Laura and Nate have served for a week during many of the summers in Family Camp. Their kids always enjoy a week at camp each summer, and really love the fall and spring retreats. They all continue to come back year after year because they know Pioneer grows people in incredible ways.
In honor of Laura and Nate, and in honor of everything we love about Pioneer during the month we celebrate love, will you help us continue this valuable ministry to all those who come to find a Warm Place In The Son?
Pick a Passion
If you would like to designate your gift to a specific program or need that you feel passionate about, fill out the form below and specify where the money should go under the “Pick a Passion” field.
Many of you have asked us to provide a list of current items or areas of need, so here’s the Pioneer Wish List from which you can select an item(s) to give: