Here are the various ministry event and team members who served – when we remember to actually post it!
AUGUST 2 – 4, 2019 | EPWORTH KIDS CAMP
TEAM: Elizabeth West, Ryan Froidcoeur, Tim Price, Suzanne Price, Ruby Price & Macy Price. We served as the worship team for Epworth Generations and Fledgling Camps during the weekend. It was a great time of ministry with kids and families! [view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JULY 29-AUGUST 2, 2019 | EPWORTH YOUTH CAMP
TEAM: Elizabeth West, Ryan Froidcoeur, Luke Swenson, Christian Wilkey, Ava Andrews, Tim Price, Suzanne Price, Ruby Price & Macy Price. We served as the worship team for Epworth Jr. High / Sr. High week in Greenville, IL. It was a great week! [view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JULY 22-26, 2019 | SILVIS, IL
TEAM: Elizabeth West, Ryan Froidcoeur, Tim Price, Suzanne Price, Ruby Price & Macy Price. We traveled to Silvis, IL to share music each evening with kids and families from the church and community. We also sang and played games with the kids at the city park program. Thanks, Joye, for inviting us. It was an awesome week – one we have enjoyed each year. [view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JULY 22, 2019 | Godfrey, IL
TEAM: Elizabeth West, Ryan Froidcoeur, Tim Price, Suzanne Price, Ruby Price & Macy Price. It was a great afternoon singing for a fun crowd at the Godfrey UM Village. [view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JULY 19, 2019 | GOREVILLE, IL (UMC)
Team: Tim Price, Henrick Esguerro, Clint Benesh, Ryan Froidcoeur, Elizabeth West. It was a great evening leading a family worship night for the close of a weeklong VBS! Great kids! [view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JULY 9-13, 2019 | JUNIOR HIGH ALIVE
Team: Clint Benesh, Elizabeth West, Ryan Froidcoeur, Emily Lynn, Tim Price, Henrick Esguerra, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JULY 7, 2019 | MARTINSVILLE, IL
Team: Tim Price, Elizabeth West, Nate Brown, Ryan Froidcoeur, Drew Allsman, Daniel Tatjenhorst. We had a great night leading outdoor worship for the community. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JUNE 28-29, 2019 | BEULAH BEGINNING
Team: Ryan Froidcoeur, Christian Wilkey, Emily Lynn, Henrick Esguerra, Elizabeth West, Tim Price. It was an awesome weekend of ministry with 1st – 3rd grade students. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JUNE 24-27, 2019 | BEULAH BIBLE CAMP
Henrick Esguerra, Elizabeth West, Ryan Froidcoeur, Emily Lynn, Christian Wilkey, Tim Price, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy. It was a great week leading the music and worship for 4th – 6th grade students. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JUNE 23, 2019 | PEORIA, IL (First UMC)
Team: Daniel Tatjenhorst, Curt Franklin, Elizabeth West, Tim Price, Ryan Froidoeur, Suzanne, Ruby & Macy Price. Thanks to Pastors Miguel, Danny and Tim for inviting us to lead Sunday morning worship. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JUNE 12-13, 2019 | DIVERNON, IL
Team: Ryan Froidcoeur, Anna Leitner, and Tim Price. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JUNE 10-11, 2019 | THAYER, IL
Team: Ryan Froidcoeur, Tim Price and Hannah Thorp! Thanks to Pastor Chuck for inviting us and to the church for the great hospitality. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
JUNE 7-9, 2019 | MMDC, CHATHAM, IL
Team: Tim Price, Elizabeth West, and Ryan Froidcoeur. A really cool mission weekend with the middle school students from Troy UMC. view 2019 summer ministry pics]
HARVEST SUMMER TEAM 2019
The summer ministry officially concluded yesterday. Since 1996, we’ve invested summer weeks in leading worship and serving in ministry. This year, there were 16 team members (including my family) who traveled for various weeklong camps and other events. Once again, I praise the Lord for the awesome work and ministry this summer. On a basic level, the Lord provided safety in travel, for which we are grateful. We did have to purchase new tires for the van on one trip due to some issues and we had to borrow a couple different vehicles based on the air conditioning going out in the Harvest van (during the hottest week of the summer!) but that should be resolved this coming week. On a side note, thanks to Dennis D Price for allowing us to borrow his truck for one of the weeks.
As I heard it put one time, the modern church prays for safety, the early church prayed for boldness. So, as grateful as we are for safety, team health and all the basics, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to live out faithful discipleship, community and ministry through Harvest. I’m grateful to be available to be an “assist” as a worship band in drawing students to Jesus. It’s awesome to have the privilege of meeting hour upon hour across the last two months with kids, students and adults to witness to the love, grace and salvation that can only be found in Christ.
Each believer benefits from a spiritual highpoint during the year. Week in and week out local church discipleship is a must, but along with that is the opportunity to pull away from the regular routine to attend a camp, conference or special ministry event. These times allow us to be immersed in God’s spirit and the Word – and helps us hear more clearly, obey with boldness and refocus our attention and desire on things above.
Summer camps provide these opportunities as well as anything out there. I’m grateful for the camp directors, pastors and leaders who invited Harvest to serve. We had the privilege of leading worship 67 times during the summer events. And we are praising the Lord and giving glory to God for the seeds that were planted and the hearts that were transformed this summer.
Also, thankful for the team members who served in some way this 24th summer of Harvest Ministry. I’m so thankful for the investment of abilities in the awesome kingdom work of reaching the next generation. Suzanne, Ryan, Elizabeth, Ava, Emily, Henrick, Clint, Christian, Andrew, Nathaniel, Hannah, Luke, Daniel Tatjenhorst.
Of course, this is a small snippet of a great summer! A huge thanks to all those faithful people who help support Harvest financially, who pray for Harvest and for team members and their families and friends who help support them. Glory to God for all the doors that were opened, hearts that were awakened, invitations that were accepted and lives transformed in the name of Jesus.
SUMMER 2019 MINISTRY GALLERY
MAY 25-28, 2019 | ROCK RIVER FAMILY CAMP – POLO, IL
Thanks to Ruby and Macy and Rick for leading along with me at Rock River Family Camp over Memorial Day Weekend! view 2019 summer ministry pics]
MAY 5, 2019 | GREENFIELD, IL – UMC
Thanks to Ruby and Macy for leading along with me at Greenfield, IL UMC Sunday morning worship. A fun morning and a great lunch.
MAY 3-4, 2019 | THE WELL FOR YOUTH WORKERS – TROY & EFFINGHAM
TEAM: Tim Price, Clint Benesh, Curt Franklin, and guest speaker, Hal Hamilton. It was a great couple of days with approximately 30 children and youth worker in attendance.
APRIL 6, 2019 | GIRLS CONFERENCE, TROY
TEAM: Josh Case, Ava Andrews, Tyler Lynn, Emily Lynn, Tim Price and a huge team of others who volunteer to serve for the event! [view pictures]
MARCH 30, 2019 | THE LIGHT KIDS CONFERENCE IN TROY
TEAM: Ryan Kennett, Drew Allsman, Ava Andrews, Rebecca Black, Loren Fear, Clint Benesh, Josh Case, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price, Amanda and Samantha Niehaus, Courtney Bettis, Kim Barnes and slew of volunteers. [view pictures]
MARCH 23, 2019 | THE LIGHT KIDS CONFERENCE IN MARION, IL
TEAM: Tim Price, Ava Andrews, Clint Benesh, Courtney Bettis, Brian Donelson, Josh Case, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price. [view pictures]
MARCH 11, 2019 | NEW BADEN REVIVAL
Team: Ava Andrews, Tim Price, Nate Brown, Daniel Tatjenhorst (also pictured are Matt Bachman, Pastor and DJ Dangerfield, Revival Speaker.
MARCH 12, 2019 | NEW BADEN REVIVAL
Team: Blake Stahlhut, Jackson Hallquist, Hannah Thorp, Tim Price
MARCH 10, 2019 | MT. CARMEL, IL
Team: Tyler Lynn, Ava Andrews, Emily Lynn, Tim Price, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price
MARCH 2, 2019 | THE LIGHT KIDS CONFERENCE IN PEORIA
Team: Clint Benesh, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Ava Andrews, Curt Franklin, Courtney Bettis, Tim Price, Suzanne Price, Ruby Price, Macy Price, Kristin Franklin and several other volunteers!
FEBRUARY 23-25, 2019 | FIRE-UP CONFERENCE
Team: Clint Benesh, Ava Andrews, Emily Lynn, TIm Price, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Drew Allsman, Nate Brown, Ryan Kennett, Josh Case, Courtney Bettis, Nick Tipton and the list goes on of the number of volunteers it takes to make Fire-Up happen!
FEBRUARY 19, 2019 | MARION KIDS REVIVAL
Team: Ava Andrews, Tim Price, Brian Donelson, Suzanne Price, Ruby Price and Macy Price.
JANUARY 2019 | IGRC COVENANT KEEPERS, COLLINSVILLE, IL
Team: Hannah Thorp, Clint Benesh, Tim Price, Jackson Hallquist, and Jeff Caringer.
DECEMBER 30, 2018 | JACKSONVILLE, IL
Team: Curt Franklin, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Tim Price
OCTOBER 25, 2018 | IGNITION CONFERENCE
Team: Drew Allsman, Alex MItchell, Jordan Harper, Ava Andrews, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Emily Lynn, Nate Brown, Tim Price, Clint Benesh and Suzanne, Christine, Amanda, Loren and a slew of volunteer leaders.
OCTOBER 2019 | CENTRALIA, IL
Team: Clint Benesh, Ava Andrews, Ruby Price and Tim Price – Kaskaskia District Revival. Thanks to Matt, the DS and the Bishop for inviting us to serve!
OCTOBER 2019 | MT. VERNON, IL
Team: Tim Price, Ava Andrews, Matt Bryan and Ruby Price.
OCTOBER 2019 | MT. CARMEL, IL
Team: Ruby Price, Tim Lasswell and Tim Price
Team: Clint Benesh, Nathan Jeffries, Tim Price and Jackson Hallquist
SEPTEMBER 2019 | WESTFIELD, IL
Team: Tim Price and Talin Crow leading for the Westfield Revival.
SEPTEMBER 2019 | PROPHETSTOWN, IL
Team: Tim Price, Ava Andrews, Christian Wilkey, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy leading at Loraine UMC.
AUGUST 2019 | HIGHLAND, IL
Team: Clint Benesh, Tim Price, Drew Allsman, Deborah and Ava. Thanks for inviting us Bev!
AUGUST 2019 | GENERATIONS CAMP
Team: Kim Stevens, Rachael Miller, Tim Price, Trenton Gonzalez, Suzane, Ruby and Macy leading at Epworth Generations Camp.
JULY 2019 | BEULAH FAMILY CAMP
Team: Tim Price, Rachael Miller, Clint Benesh, Jordan Harper, Suzanne, Ruby, Macy and team!
JULY 2019 | BEULAH HOLINESS CAMP YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM
Team: Jordan, Rachael, Ava, Tim, Jessie, Jared, Clint and Ann.
JULY 2019 | EPWORTH FLEDGLING CAMP
Team: Ruby Price, Ryan Froidcoeur, Rachael Miller and Daniel Tatjenhorst at Epworth in Greenville.
JULY 2019 | EPWORTH FLEDGLING CAMP
Team: Ruby Price, Ryan Froidcoeur, Rachael Miller and Daniel Tatjenhorst at Epworth in Greenville.
JULY 2019 | COLLINSVILLE, IL
Team: Ava Andrews, Clint Benesh, Tim Price leading for a summer ministry event at St. Johns in Collinsville, IL. We also met up with a percussion player there, but can’t remember his name! Thanks for joining us!
The 2018 Summer Chronicles:
Quest Camp Team: Rachael Miller, Ryan Kennett, Chris Trimble, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby & Macy Price
MMDC MISSION WEEKEND TEAM: Clint Benesh, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Rachael Miller, Tim Price
KIDS CONFERENCE TEAM: Clint Benesh, Rachael Miller, Chase Weber, Courtney Bettis, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price
For the first time ever, we hosted a summer, weekday kids conference! This event was in partnership with White House UMC in White House, TN with Francie Trostle. It was an incredible day of sharing God’s word with children from the church and community. A huge thanks to Francie for hosting. So glad to have Chase join us. He lives in the area and came over to play guitar. Chase have served on Harvest Teams over the years and recorded the latest Harvest album. Clint played bass, helped with sessions and skits and has been a big part of Harvest Conference ministry in general. Courtney played percussion, Rachael sang, Suzanne helped with the conference administration, hospitality, and computer lyrics, Ruby and Macy help operate the inflatable and helped with song motions. It was a fun trip – and we’re praying about and planning for the possibility of hosting more summer weekday kids conferences next year.
BEULAH BIBLE & BEGINNING CAMP TEAM: Zach Reynolds, Ryan Froidcoeur, Rachael Miller, Tim Price
Harvest has led worship for Beulah Bible and Beginner Camp for lots of years and it’s always an incredible week. Thanks to Debbie and Lindsay for inviting us to serve during the week. Thanks to Zach Reynolds for joining the team. Zach is a member of Matt Bryan’s church in Belle Rive, IL. Matt served on Harvest back in the mid 2000’s. Also thanks to Ryan for playing drums. Ryan has been a part of our church and was able to join the team for the week for the week of ministry. The week of Beulah Bible was really wet – rained almost every day. But God’s spirit showed up, kids were engaged and worshiped and it’s great to be a part of a camp that focuses so heavily on teaching kids God’s word! A special thanks to Tyler Roth and Ashley Randoll for helping with the sound and tech for the week!
One evening, while we were at Walmart, a storm became so bad, we had to go to the back storerooms. That was a first for Harvest! The storm passed and things were fine, but it was a memorable night – glad you were with us Tim and Becky Pate!
JUNIOR HIGH ALIVE: Rachael Miller, Tyler Lynn, Emily Lynn, Clint Benesh, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price
Jr. High Alive was a great week! Thanks to the Harvest Team who served. It was great to have Tyler and Emily Lynn to sing and play drums for the week. It was also good to have Clint to play and Rachael to help sing and lead. The devotions were great each evening. The group was energetic in worship and it was a joy to serve there. We also enjoyed being with other leaders from the area – Matt Bachman, Randy Azbell, Andrew Spainhour, Matt Henson, Jessie George and the rest of the leadership crew! It was also fun to have our home church middle school students at the camp! Thanks to Suzanne, Karen, Loren and Clint for serving as leaders for the group. We have enjoyed serving at JHA most years since it began in 2000. It’s a great week and we’re looking forward to next year!
SILVIS WEEK: Rachael Miller, Rebecca Stallard, Josh Stallard, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price
In Silvis, IL, we invested time each evening sharing music and messages with kids from the church, community and neighborhood. Some highlights included learning the Ten Commandments, singing and playing nine square. The meals provided by the church were awesome and our team loved being a part of the city park program during the day. We visited the zoo, played music, played games and had lunch with those kids. It was great to have Rebecca and Josh on the team for the week. Thanks to each team member for leading groups. Thanks to Ruby for playing bass and thanks to Joye and the church in Silvis for your ministry, hospitality and vision!
Here’s a video from the Silvis Week (created by Rebecca)
Epworth Fledgling Camp – Rachael Miller, Daniel Tatjenshorst, Ryan Froidceour, Suzanne, Ruby, and Macy Price
It was an amazing weekend at Fledgling Camp! Rachael and Ruby sang while Ryan F. and Dtat played box and guitar. Suzanne and Macy helped with the computer lyrics and sound. This is the first year, in a while, that Fledgling camp was it’s own separate weekend. Thanks to Lee and Ora Lee for their work in leading the weekend. It was great to serve, get to know the kids, and lead in worship with youngest campers!
Beulah Holiness Camp: Tim Price, Clint Benesh, Ava Andrews, Rachael Miller, Jordan Harper, Jessie George
Beulah was an incredible week of ministry! During this week, Harvest leads the youth ministry portion of the camp. The team serves as dorm sponsors, worship leaders, Bible Study leaders, mission coordinators and activity coordinators. We also led the pre-worship music in the tabernacle for several evenings of the week. Beulah is an awesome place and it was a ton of fun serving in ministry there. The missions included Habitat for Humanity, singing in a nursing home, working with the CCCC in Harrisburg, IL and cleaning up the bike trails for the city of Eldorado. Other highlights included the talent show, swimming, playing the longest game of nine square ever (3 hours and 45 minutes non stop) and having great snacks, games and devotions each evening. A huge thanks to others who joined in ministry there, including Jared Neaville, Ann Connor, and Andy and Rebecca Black. We’re praying for the students who attended and praise the the Lord for the awesome week.
Epworth Youth Week – Nate Brown, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Marshall Brown, Hannah Thorp, Leanne Willis, Jonathan Bremmer
So glad to meet Nate Brown through Dtat! He was the leader for the crew at Epworth. Thanks to each member of the team who served, to Matt for preaching, to Deborah and the camp leadership team. Epworth has a long history of great teaching, preaching and reaching students and I was so glad to have the group continue in leading. Also a special thanks to Leanne Roderick for serving during the week!
Epworth Generations Camp – Rachael Miller, Kim Stevens, Trenton Gonzales, Tim, Suzanne Ruby and Macy Price.
Epworth Generations Camp is a weekend family camp. We were glad to lead worship for the weekend. It was great to have Kim join us for the weekend and it was good to have Trenton play drums. Rachael sang, Suzanne helped with the tech stuff and we appreciated the invitation to serve from Gary and the rest of the leaders! Also thanks to Patty for the creative speaking during the weekend.
Random 2018 Summer Moments
SUMMER 2016 MINISTRY
JUNE 5-7, 2016 | QUEST CAMP (NASHVILLE, IL)
Team: Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Tim Price, Trenton Gonzalez. Quest Camp is the children’s ministry camp for Troy United Methodist Church. Thanks to Natalie Carlson for her leadership.
JUNE 10-12, 2016 | MMDC YOUTH TRIP (CHATHAM, IL)
Team: Tim Price, Leanne Willis and Clint Benesh. Thanks to Kurt for inviting us to serve in ministry during the weekend, leading worship and the sessions. It was an amazing time! see pictures from 2016 here.
JUNE 16, 2016 | GRANITE CITY, IL – FIGS
Team: Tim Price, Blake Stahlhut, Leanne Willis. Thanks to Mark Myers for inviting to serve in the TWIGS/FIGS ministry in Granite City! It was a fun afternoon of music. see pictures from 2016 here.
JUNE 18, 2016 | CARLINVILLE, IL
Team: Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Daniel Tatjenhorst, Tim Price, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy. Thanks to Rex for inviting us to come share in worship. It was also fun to run into the whole family at DQ afterwards. Can’t wait for the Carlinville vacation. see pictures from 2016 here.
JUNE 26 – JUNE 30,2016 | BEULAH BIBLE CAMP
Team: Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Blake Stahlhut, James Deming, Tim Price. Thanks to Debbie for inviting us to lead worship! Special memory: going to the doctor for Leanne’s eye. see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 1-2, 2016 | BEULAH BEGINNING CAMP
Team: Leanne Willis, Blake Stahlhut, Tim Price. Thanks to Lindsay for inviting Harvest to lead worship. see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 32016 | ROSCOE UMC, ROSCOE, IL
Tim and Ruby Price led music for three services at Roscoe UMC. It was a great time, great people and we loved being with you guys this summer! Thanks, Dennis! see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 3-9, 2016| SUMMER FAMILY ADVENTURE, GREENLAKE, WI
During this week, Tim led music for the conference. It was great to be with everyone again – this is the 6th time we have led music for the Greenlake Family Event. Thanks to Douglas Totten for playing along a couple nights. And thanks to Anna for singing with me! Also, thanks to Ruby for being a part of the music during the week. see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 11-17,2016 | BEULAH JR. HIGH ALIVE
Team: Leanne Willis, Emily Gray, James Deming, Stephen De Jong, Blake Stahlhut, Tim Price. Thanks, Kathy, we loved being a part of JHA! The camp grew this year – nearly tripled in size over last year. Keep up the good work. see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 19-22, 2016 | EPWORTH JOURNEY SR. and JR. CAMP (GREENVILLE, IL)
Team: Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Stephen De Jong, Trenton Gonzalez, Kim Przybylski, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price. The all new Epworth Camp was well attended and well planned. It was a great, energetic week of ministry! Thanks Deborah and team. see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 22-24, 2016 | EPWORTH FLEDGLING & GENERATIONS CAMPS (GREENVILLE, IL)
Team: Emily Gray, Leanne Willis, Stephen De Jong, Trenton Gonzalez, Kim Przybylski, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price. see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 25-29, 2016 | SILVIS, IL
Team: Leanne Willis, Stephen De Jong, Amber Moore, Brandon Huffman, Jackson Hallquist, Tim, Suzanne, Ruby and Macy Price. Thanks to the Silvis / Christ United Methodist Church for hosting Harvest Ministry for the week. see pictures from 2016 here.
JULY 29-AUGUST 5, 2016 | BEULAH HOLINESS CAMP (ELDORADO, IL)
Team: Tim Price, James Deming, Stephen De Jong, Clint Benesh, Erin Kossakoski, Jessie George and Loren Fear. Thanks to Bob Souders, Glenn Todd and the rest of the leaders at Beulah! It was a great week serving in the student ministry.see pictures from 2016 here.
AUGUST 7, 2016 | LONE OAK UMC, PADUCAH, KY
Team: Drew Allsman, Brian Donelson, Jordan Harper, Tim Price. Thanks, Terri, for inviting Harvest Ministry to your family ministry event! It was a great evening with a great schedule. see pictures from 2016 here.
[Summer 2016 was really powerful. Thanks to Leanne Willis and Emily Gray who served on the core team making it to most every camp and event. And thanks to all the other team members who were part of the ministry. Reaching out to students through summer camp ministry is powerful and life changing! Thanks for your investment of your life and gifts during this season. See pictures from 2016 here.] View some highlights from 2016 Summer Here.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 | Greenfield, IL – First Baptist Church
A beautiful, bright sunny day for an outdoor community fair at First Baptist in Greenfield, IL. The team was Tim Price, Drew Allsman, Bobby Fairless, Daniel Tatenjorst, and Hailee Anglin. Jordan Harper, Suzanne Price, Macy Price and Ruby Price were all with Harvest that day too! Great lemonade shake ups, great sound set up and fun ministry!
IGNITION 2016 – TROY, ILLINOIS
The Harvest Team for Ignition 2016 was Tim Price, Emily Gray, Hailee Anglin, Nathan Peel, Clint Benesh, Drew Allsman, and Daniel Tatenjorst. Alex Mitchell ran sound, Nick Goodwin and Erin Kossakoski did the computer graphics, and Jordan Harper ran lights. There were also a host of other volunteers from the weekend. Jamie Hudgins was the speaker.