Winter 2018 News Briefs

What’s happening around the Foundation…


One of our own, Bryan Kennedy, was among those fatally injured in a four-car accident on Highway 41 in Real County in late October. Some members of another Foundation family, the Rylanders, also happened to be involved in the accident. The Kennedy family has been with the Foundation for years—Bryan’s dad, Kenneth, as a longtime contractor, and Bryan and his son, Bradley, as full-time painters since 2015. Bryan will be greatly missed.


If you attended camps or retreats during the 1950s–2010s dust off those scrapbooks and send us quality scans* of your photos along with a short account of your time in the Canyon. Caption the photos with names if you’re able! We’re actively expanding our Archives and seeking to further preserve our history. Each Canyon visitor has a story worth telling, and we’d like to share as many as possible.

*We are happy to accept high-resolution (300 DPI) scans saved as high-quality JPG or TIF files (or photographic prints, negatives, or slides, either gifted to the Foundation Archives or to be picked up in person the next time you come through Kerrville). Send to


Perri Rosheger recently announced the second class of the San Antonio Initiative’s Capacity Building Peer Learning Cohort. The new class comprises the following organizations:

Bexar County Health Collaborative
Liz Lutz, Executive Director, and Fuji Walker, Administrative Director
Blue Print Ministries
Dee Dee Sedgewick, Executive Director, and Ron Mayott, Director of Camps and Program
Children’s Bereavement Center
Marian Sokol, Executive Director, and Blair Thompson, Managing Director
Martinez Street Women’s Center
Andrea Figueroa, Executive Director, and Becca Najera, Assistant Director
Prospera Housing Community Services
Jacque Woodring, Chief of Staff, and Carmen Hancock, Vice President of Residential Services
Voices for Children
Kathy Fletcher, President, and Cyndi Cardena, Community Engagement Coordinator

More from this issue

William Macedo

Echo Valley’s resident trilingual maintenance expert—and former university biochemistry instructor—mostly just loves Jesus and people.

Garven Store on the Original Opening Day

Garven Store is a staple among camp road trips—and has been since the day when the Butt family first set eyes on the Canyon.

There’s a Fire on the Mountain

Since 2015, Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist Bill Armstrong has led formal prescribed burns every year.

A Foundation for the Future

Since 1996, the Foundation's internship program has evolved from a year’s job into a professional and spiritual development program for young professionals.