With joy, the Harbor Point Ministries Board of Directors announces it has called Eric P. Anderson as executive director of Covenant Harbor Bible Camp in Lake Geneva, WI. The Harbor Point Ministries board, with the affirmation of the Central Conference Executive Board, unanimously approved Eric’s selection in separate meetings in July. He assumed the role Aug. 2, 2020.
In announcing the board’s selection, Dave Anderson, Harbor Point Ministries Board chair, noted Eric’s commitment to the mission of Christian camping in the Central Conference and to Covenant Harbor’s ministry. “His gifts, skills and dedication to mission uniquely equip him to lead Covenant Harbor during this most challenging season and into the future,” Dave said. “We are grateful to God for prompting us to pursue Eric as a strong internal candidate, and that the search committee’s full vetting of his candidacy confirmed God’s call.”
Eric has served as Covenant Harbor’s interim executive director since June 1, when Rev. Ray Warren retired after 13 years of leadership. Prior to that, Eric was the associate director. He joined the camp staff in 2003 as director of marketing and also has served as director of guest services. His 17 years at Covenant Harbor reflect God’s work in his life as a result of the ministry of Covenant camps.
“I was a youth camper or summer staffer at several Covenant camps and am a beneficiary of their ministries,” he told the board’s search committee. “It is through camp’s commitment to share the gospel that my relationship with Jesus became my own, and it is where I found a community of believers that inspired me to be bold in my faith. And, it was at camp that I decided to dedicate my vocation to ministry so that others could have formative experiences of their own.”
Eric is a licensed minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and is working toward permanent credentialing. He is a member and longtime leader at Anchor Covenant Church in Lake Geneva. He holds a BS in finance from North Park University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He previously worked for Covenant Living Communities and Services. His wife, Cherith, has also served on staff at Covenant Harbor. They have three children, Calvin, Nora and Dean.
Harbor Point Ministries, which is owned by the churches of the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, operates Covenant Harbor Bible Camp in Lake Geneva, WI, and Covenant Point Bible Camp in Iron River, MI. Both camps offer year-round Christian camp, retreat and outdoor education programs for children, youth, adults and families. Founded in 1947, Covenant Harbor serves more than 25,000 people annually.