All Confirmands welcome
Rev. Katie Giedd
Katie is the Pastor of Discipleship and Families at First United Methodist Church in Clinton, MS. Originally from Hattiesburg, she received her undergraduate degree from Southern Miss and her Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Having worked in Student and Kids’ ministry for over ten years, Katie has a passion for walking with the next generation as they pursue a relationship with God. She is excited to be at Camp Lake Stephens for this year’s Confirmation Retreat.
Olive Branch, MS
Ben is a native to Olive Branch where his parents served as pastors at Mineral Wells UMC right down the road. At Ole Miss, he graduated with a degree in music education while playing a part in the Pride of the South Band, Ole Miss Choirs, and the Ole Miss Wesley Foundation. Since then, he has served in a number of churches in different capacities with worship and discipleship and has begun seminary classes online with Asbury Theological Seminary. Ben is newly married to Schyler Larsen, and they have two pups! Some of Ben’s loves are tennis, music, fishing, his pups, kayaking, hiking, disc golf, fixing things and almost whatever else you can think of! Life is full of these gifts from God!