year-round staff


Van Van Horne

Executive Director


Van Van Horne has 24 years' experience with Lutheran Outdoor Ministry, serving in various seasonal and year-round positions at Lutheridge and as program director at Lutherock. He brings a passion for serving both youth and adults alike. Van loves the Dallas Cowboys, playing lacrosse and lightning prevention safety (he has been struck twice).

Pastor Drew Yoos

Program Director


Pastor Drew grew up in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina before graduating from Furman University. During college he spent four summers as a counselor and area Director at Lutheridge which led him to pursue a call to ministry. He attended the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago where he won the Echols award for preaching and completed his internship in Ft. Worth, Texas. Since graduating from seminary he served for three years as pastor and mission developer in Seattle, Washington and another three years as Pastor for Faith Formation at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Pastor Drew met Pastor Sara in seminary and they have two children- Mikka, 3 and Desmond, 1. He enjoys visiting new places, cooking, and cheering on the Braves, Panthers, and Tar Heels

Pastor Sara Yoos

Program Director


Pastor Sara has called many places home over the years. She grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, lived in Japan, attended college in Boston and seminary in Chicago, and was formed for ministry through internship in Las Vegas, NV and a chaplain residency in Ft. Worth, TX. She has served as a mission developer in Seattle, WA and Pastor of Faith Formation at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, WI. Prior to ministry, Pastor Sara spent many years in theater and as a creative arts teacher. While in seminary, she wrote and directed 3 musicals. She enjoys traveling, reading, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family.

Matthew Chapman

Program and Guest Services Coordinator


Matthew grew up in Charlotte, NC and his first time attending Lutheridge was as a counselor in 2017 since then he spent 5 years on Summer Staff and following his completion at Appalachian State University found himself immersed in year-round Outdoor Ministry. He has spent some time in Colorado working at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp for 8 months and has found his way back to Lutheridge where he is excited to be a part of the year-round team here.

Faith Goyne

Guest Services

Faith is a lifelong Lutheridge camper and has served on summer staff since 2018. After graduating from Appalachian State University in May 2021 and spending the summer at camp, she joined our year-round staff to further serve the ministry she loves. She is passionate about the outdoors and hopes to work with wildlife conservation in the future.

Jeremy Shipman

Operations Director at Lutheridge


Jeremy is native to the Arden/Skyland area. He brings with him 25+ years of experience in construction, manufacturing, and HVAC. In his spare time he loves spending time with his family, watching sports, fishing and a good all star breakfast from Waffle House. When his wife Laura (NovusWay) told him about the job opportunity at Lutheridge he knew he had to apply;   He is excited to be joining the Lutheridge team and looks forward to making our site welcoming to guests.