Monday, November 3, 2014


Today is the first day in over 10 years that I'm going to work at Camp of Champions USA without Brad Habegger there.  In fact, it's the first day I've EVER gone to work at COCUSA without Brad.  I'm not sure words are sufficient here, but I'll do my best...

I have never met anyone who cares for people like Brad.  He's the most thoughtful person I know. Period. One of my worries in stepping into his role is that I might unintentionally hurt the feelings of others.  I don't have this worry because I'm an outright jerk (usually) but because anyone besides Brad is going to be a HUGE drop off in thoughtfulness.

Brad was the ultimate example that you don't need to be loud, flamboyant, brash or pushy to be a good great leader.  He led us (Camp of Champions USA, the Staff, the Board and the organization) from 4 sites to 7, from under 200 weekly campers to over 350, from 60or so summer staff to 150.  Brad would rightly give all the glory to God, but God used Brad to lead in a great way.

Farewell friend.  We will be and already are missing you.

PS. I still know your phone number... and I'm guessing I won't get through Day 1 without contacting you.

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