I am Hannah Burkhart (now Schoeppler). I was born and raised in west Michigan. I accepted the Lord at a young age and have seen him continually work through my life and in the life of my family. I am blessed to be from a family where faith is an integral part of the family dynamic, even multiple generations back.
Though I never attended a summer camp as a child, I was regularly found in the creek behind my house and known for coming home with baby squirrels and bunnies, turtles, snakes, and frogs. As I grew older, my passion for the outdoors grew as well. Eventually, this passion led me to attending college at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky where I majored in Equine Studies and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. These majors allowed me to explore and gain a fundamental understanding of various outdoor activities such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, caving, and canoeing. I also learned many outdoor leadership skills and how to safely manage groups in the wilderness. I have been all over the world backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and canoeing. My biggest outdoor passion has always been tied between backpacking and riding horses. I find it very relaxing and peaceful to wander through the woods surviving on what I carry on my back as well as riding along on her horse listening to the hooves on the trail. Along my journey, I had a wise man once tell me that there is a good chance that my calling will be found where my passion and my hurt for this world cross. For me, my passion is horses and the outdoors. For me, my heart hurts for our youth. I love working as the Outdoor Education Director for Crescent Lake Bible Camp as I have the chance to share my knowledge of the world around us with young minds while also sharing the story of Christ. In my free time, you will find me riding horses, hiking, rock climbing, or canoeing.