The mission and consultants of 

Run River Enterprises



Run River Enterprises was launched in November, 1997 to provide consultant services to organizations which are pursuing strategic initiatives for renewal, planning, and funding.   They also provide training for groups in spiritual discernment and consensus decision making, as well as lead programs of personal spiritual renewal.

The mission of Run River Enterprises is to provide churches, camps, conference centers, and other organizations with spiritually based services in areas of strategic endeavor, including Master Plans, Capital Campaigns, Spiritual Discernment, and Organizational Development.  Those services are supported by spiritual life resources, programs and publications.

Principal Consultants

Pamela J. Harris

Rev. Dr. Harris served as the Director of Camps, Conferences and Retreat Ministries for the North Central New York Conference (of the United Methodist Church) for five and a half years. She is an ordained elder originally from the Peninsula-Delaware Conference where she served as pastor of local United Methodist Churches in three appointments. She is a Certified Conference Center Professional, and has directed both a conference center and a camp for the Peninsula- Delaware Conference while serving on the conference staff. Pam restored the Drayton Retreat Center for Peninsula-Delaware Conference, and led in the strategic planning for building renovation and expansion at Aldersgate and Casowasco in North Central New York Conference. Pam has taught on the International Association of Conference Center Administrators (IACCA) faculty for the certification of conference center professionals.  Pam's training in Organizational Development is through University Associates

Garrie F. 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 Conference Council Director's Association. He was the District Superintendent of the Ontario District for five years. He is an ordained elder in the North Central New York Conference where he has served six churches. Garrie served as team leader for the North Central New York Conference Vision 2000. He has consulted with churches in the Ontario District and throughout the conference in strategic planning and building.


Together, Pam and Garrie developed a model for group spiritual discernment, which is published in the book, "Seeking and Doing God's Will -- Spiritual Discernment for the Community of Faith," (Discipleship Resources, 1998).  They have led workshops and programs across the country in discernment, fund raising, camp/conference center administration, and creative spirituality.

Associated Consultants

Other professional consultants in areas of marketing, programming, and architectural design augment the team available to organizations as their projects require.

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