Cary is the Senior Director at Laity Lodge Family Camp, serving families in the same Canyon where his own family began.
Beginning in 1985, Cary spent the 13 summers in the Canyon as a camper, then a program crew member, and finally a counselor at Echo Valley where he met his wife, Jenny (Allenbaugh) Hendricks. They even worked some of the early Family Camp camp sessions at Echo Valley in the 1990s.
Due in large part to these experiences, Cary pursued a career in relational ministry, spending eight years on Young Life staff as an associate area director and area director in both Texas and Illinois. During his time in Illinois, Cary also served more than four years at a Presbyterian church as the youth and college ministry director. In 2017, he completed a Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently working toward a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller.
Cary and Jenny have been married since July 1999 and have three kids: Seth, Stella, and Sloane. The Hendrickses see Cary’s role at LLFC not just as dad’s job, but as a family mission and ministry for all of them to enjoy.