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Faculty Profiles

John Welsh

Business Operations Director

On Staff since 2011


I have been on staff at HoneyRock since 2014 and currently serve as the Business Operations Director.

After growing up in eastern Pennsylvania, I attended Wheaton College for my undergraduate degree. I then studied at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I met my wife, Lauren. We have five children, four boys and a girl. Lauren and I each took part in HoneyRock’s graduate assistant program from 2007-08. Both prior and after that HoneyRock experience, I worked as a coastal geologist across the eastern seaboard for eight years. I came back to HoneyRock full-time in 2011.

The Lord blessed me with parents and a home environment where Jesus was known. I accepted Jesus at an early age. Learning to understand my identity in Christ and how that directs my life has been a transformative experience. HoneyRock has helped be a place of transformation for myself, my spouse, and now our kids as they experience camper programming and the community of HoneyRock.

I enjoy working here because of the blessing of being involved in and experiencing countless examples of individuals being challenged and growing in leadership. God has and continues to develop His story on a daily basis that involves the people, place, and process that is unique to HoneyRock. I can’t help but be excited to play a role in that story.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
M.A. of Business Administration, anticipated 2023

University of North Carolina Wilmington
M.S. in Geology, 2004

Wheaton College
B.S. in Geology, 2001