Jared serves as an Assistant Director, overseeing communications and marketing at camp, development of media, materials for guest groups, church partnerships and supporting individuals.
Jared and Kim met while at The Oaks Camp and Conference Center while serving together as summer staff in 2002. They were married in January 2004, soon after graduating from college (Jared from George Fox University in Oregon, Kim from Grace College in Indiana). After spending a couple of years in Kim’s hometown of Winona Lake, IN, they followed God’s call on their lives and joined missionary staff with World Impact, moving to The Oaks in February 2006.
Jared’s main responsibilities at the camp include managing ministry communications and marketing, directing the Outdoor Education program in the spring. He also works with media and web projects. He loves using God’s awesome and intricate Creation as a means of evangelism and discipleship to the camp guests. Kim’s current focus is developing our 5K fundraiser, managing our house of boys, and hospitality! Jared and Kim feel privileged to be able to use their God-given gifts to expand the Kingdom of God and reach the urban poor of America.
In the past few years the Meidal family has grown to include Micah (born September 2008), Joey (born December 2009), and Koleman (born December 2013). Jared and Kim are so thankful for the blessing of their growing family and for the opportunity to serve Christ daily at The Oaks. They are constantly in awe of God’s provision and grace upon their lives, through so many supporters and prayer warriors He has given them.