Doug Phillips -- Executive Director

Doug Phillips has  been serving as the Executive Director of Brethren Woods since January 1983. He enjoys helping create space for people to encounter God at Brethren Woods. He graduated from Eastern Mennonite College graduating in 1982 with a BS in Social Work and Camping Recreation and Youth Ministries. 

Contact Doug for:
Anything! 🙂


Tim and Katie Heishman -- Co-Program Directors

Katie and Tim Heishman began as Co-Program Directors at Brethren Woods in March 2016. They were married in December 2015 and now live on site at Brethren Woods. Katie and Tim are seminary students at Bethany Theological Seminary and plan to graduate in May 2018. Katie grew up going to Brethren Woods as a camper and Tim at Camp Swatara in Pennsylvania. Tim graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2012 with a degree in History and Biblical Studies. Katie graduated from Bridgewater College in 2012 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Peace Studies. They have five chickens who live at camp and a grey cat named Mystique. 

Contact Tim and Katie for: 
Summer Camp Questions 
Outdoor School Reservations 
Year-round programming 
Church Visits and Workshops 


Betty Taylor -- Office Manager

Betty began working at Brethren Woods in 1997. She is a graduate of Montevideo High School and Cantonsville Community College in Baltimore. She loves talking to and helping people, whether on the phone, through e-mail, or in the office! 

Contact for: 
Camper registration assistance 
Rental Reservations
Accounts payable and receivable 
General Camp Questions 


Andrew Wenger -- Maintenance Director

Andrew Wenger began his work at Brethren Woods in November 2015. He enjoys being close to "home" and can't put a price on working in an environment where God's beautiful creation and His word are what we focus on as our mission. He is married to Jessica and they have two boys, Hunter and Jacob. 

Contact Andrew for: 
Workday related trips 

Allain Hart -- Adventure Coordinator

Allain Hart is Brethren Woods Adventure Coordinator. Allain has a deep passion for the outdoors having spent time as a Boy Scout and Scout Leader for many years. He loves adventure! 

Contact for: 
Canoeing Trips
Tubing Trips 
Low Ropes, High Ropes, and Giant Swing