Who We Are
Bud-d Landing - Director of Facilities, x107 (cell: 410-490-3231)
Bud-d Landing is the longest tenured Pecometh employee, having started in 1995. His kids were campers even before he started working here, which is how many of us got here. He lived on site for his first 15 years, but is now happy to live just far enough away to get an occasional break from the constant worry that is facilities management. Of course, that also means he no longer has the excuse that they can’t have a dog.
Chris Shultz - Food Service Manager, x106
To schedule meals or discuss dietary needs, please contact Richelle.
Chris has worked as head chef at Pecometh since the spring of 2012. He has started a garden to produce vegetables for the kitchen, as well as to provide an escape outside for himself, to break up the long days in the kitchen! Chris helps with the Top Chef summer camp program and loves to see kids learn that food doesn't come from a can.
Jack Shitama - Executive Director, x101 (cell: 443-553-2190)
Call if you have questions about: Donations and Vounteering
Jack Shitama first came to Pecometh with a church family camping group in 1989. He started volunteering as a summer camp Spiritual Life Coordinator here in 1992. He led and participated in a variety of retreats and then joined the board in 1996. He finally figured out how to get paid for all of his involvement when the board hired him as the Director in 2000. Every year he combines two passions, Pecometh and running, to raise money running with Team Pecometh at the Baltimore Running Festival.
Julia Shultz - Guest Services Coordinator
Julia’s involvement with Pecometh started in summer of 2007 as a camp counselor. For six consecutive summers, she returned as a counselor, challenge course staff member, & traditional coordinator. She met her husband during her last summer at camp, and after the birth of their baby girl four years later, started working as a year round staff member. Her role is to assist our guest groups prior to their arrival on property, schedule staff to run outdoor programs, help with special events, and work with the Young People’s Ministries Network. With her experience in guest services coupled with her love of Pecometh, Julia makes an excellent addition to our team!
Julie Lutz - Registrar/Bookkeeper, x128
Call if you have questions about: Registering & Paying for Camp
Julie was searching for a great summer camp to send her son to and found Pecometh. A year later, Pecometh was searching for a registrar and the email found her. She feels she's been blessed on both counts! With almost a decade as both a camper mom and registrar, Julie has lots of wisdom and experience to share with parents in all stages of the registration process!
Megan Sweeney - Camp Programs Coordinator, x103
Call if you have questions about: Summer Staff & Volunteers, Camp Programs
What does a camp director do for the 9 months between camp seasons? Recruit, hire and train summer staff and volunteers, promote Pecometh at camp fairs, run day and weekend programs, and prepare for the next summer, of course! Before joining the year-round staff in 2012, Megan spent 5 years as a camper and 8 years on summer camp staff. Her favorite camp program is Leaps of Faith and her favorite dining hall meal is Tuesday's grilled cheese & tomato soup.
Megan Shitama Weston - Pecometh Programs Coordinator, x104
Call if you have questions about: Attending Pecometh Programs
Pecometh has been a part of Megan's life since she was 5 years old! She started as a camper at age 5, worked on summer camp staff for 7 years, and joined year-round staff in 2009. As a 13-year-old camper she heard her call to ordained ministry in the Outdoor Chapel, and was ordained as a United Methodist Deacon in June 2014. She creates and coordinates Pecometh programs for people of all ages, and serves as the chaplain for the summer camp staff.
Rena Tuttle - Housekeeping Manager
Rena Tuttle has been at Pecometh for 6 years as Head Housekeeper, and occasionally in the office and kitchen. She loves working at Pecometh, and can really see how God uses Pecometh in so many lives. She says it is a blessing to work here! She has been married to her husband, Chip for 36 years. They have three adult daughters, and four grandchildren.
Richelle Darrell - Director of Retreat Ministries, x100 (cell: 410-708-1288)
Call if you have questions about: Reserving facilities or Retreats.
Richelle was a camper many moons ago, and couldn’t wait for her four children to enjoy the camping experience. In 1999 she saw a chance to work at Pecometh, and she jumped at it - literally! (She jumped at the doctors office when she got the news that the job was hers!) Richelle has worked at Pecometh as Registrar, Administrator, Director of Summer Camp, and is now Director of Retreat Ministries (overseeing retreats). On a day-to-day basis she handles facility reservations and guest services.