Congregational and Youth Leaders,
We are sharing the below statement, that was released by email today to camper parents from 2014-18. This message is being shared in coordination with the Virginia Synod and affected congregations:
Out of concern and transparency, we want to let you know that Nicholas (Nick) Hodges, a former staff member, was arrested for “Possession of Child Pornography” in Crawford County, Missouri. A trial date has not been set.
Nick served as a summer camp counselor for the summers of 2014 to 2018 and worked part time on our maintenance staff from 2017-2018. There is no indication of this type of behavior while he served on our staff at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp and Retreat Center, if you have any information or concerns to share please contact the Executive Director, Tom Powell, or our Board President, Allison Ryals.
We lift in prayer all who have been harmed and the Hodges family.