Rev. Ben George

Pastor and Director of Camp Wakonda

Rev. Ben George was born and raised in Perry Township, Ohio. He graduated from Perry High School in 2001. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kent State University (in Integrated Language Arts) in 2004. Ben joined the staff of Christ Presbyterian Church the following summer as Youth Director, also serving as Program Director at Camp Wakonda. He held this position for four years.

In the summer of 2007, Ben married Kate in a worship service and reception held at Camp Wakonda. In the fall of 2008, Ben and Kate moved to Princeton, New Jersey and Ben began his study of ministry. He received his Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) in 2011. Later that summer, Ben accepted a call to serve as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Minerva, OH. Ben (and Kate!) served that congregation for seven years. Over all of that time, they were also active in the life and ministry of Camp Wakonda. In 2018, Ben returned to CPC as the Pastor & Director of Camp Wakonda. He is delighted to engage his pastoral gifts, serving the ministries of the church and the camp.

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