John Bailey is excited about the challenges that joining the Windermere team will bring. His background in ministry includes local church work and management at the denominational level. He has led students and mission groups in recreation, camps, and service since the mid-80's. Overarching his life experience is a passion for the kingdom of God in Jesus Christ, a love for missions, and the desire to build a cohesive team wherever he serves. John is a compassionate listener and a loyal worker, as well as being a bridge-builder and a voice of reason in crisis. John and his wife of 30 years, Carol, have served through the local church in Hendersonville, TN; in John's hometown of Memphis, TN; and in Alpharetta, GA, where their two daughters (Christa and Cara) primarily grew up. In the late 90's he joined the team that mobilized students to rehabilitate sub-standard housing, known as World Changers, eventually leading the team as national manager, both through the North American Mission Board of Southern Baptists and at LifeWay Christian Resources. Volunteerism drives a large organization such as World Changers and her companion service model, P2 Missions, a church-starting strategy for students and their leaders. Through John's leadership over 24,000 students and adults were mobilized in 100 one-week projects in over 80 cities annually. John attended Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, and is a graduate of the University of Memphis, BBA. He is also a proud graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, MARE.

Week 6 – Furnaces

Week 6 – Furnaces As we experience the cold, snow and ice, I am grateful that all of the buildings at Windermere have some way to create heat. We have 126 building! Our operations, maintenance and housekeeping teams do a great job keeping them warm. What would we do without furnaces? In a natural gas…

Week 4- A little good news

Sometimes I like to hear good news. Congratulations to Andy Fisher who is the new Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council (LOREDC) Employee of the Year. The Windermere team submitted the application. Here is what they said – As the directors at Windermere Baptist Conference Center sat down to discuss nominees for the…