Meet our Team

Run River has provided nationally recognized leadership in camp and conference/retreat ministries for two decades.  We bring a skilled, dedicated and experienced team to every project.  At the center of all we do is an unwavering commitment to the work of camps, conference and retreat centers.

Our team brings a wide array of skills, diverse experience, and an uncompromising dedication to the work of your organization.  We invite you to learn a bit more about each of us by reading our biographies.

Pam Harris

Rev. Dr. Harris brings training and expertise in the areas of data analysis and organizational systems.  She holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Delaware. Read More

Garrie Stevens

Rev. Stevens was appointed for six years as the Conference Council Director (Program Executive) of the North Central New York Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served on the executive committee of the National Read More

Gary Batty

Mr. Batty has served as the Executive Director of Stronghold Camp & Conference Center, Oregon, IL, and as the VP for Operations and Program of Mo-Ranch Assembly, Hunt, TX. His education and training include: a Read More

Elise Bates Russell

Ms. Bates Russell is a lifelong camper and camp staff member. She has earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Art History from The College of Wooster Read More