Lyle Richardson: A recharging of the soul happens on the trails, in the woods, on mountain tops and under the stars. Creation eagerly awaits the Sons of God to be revealed. It seems that the distance between God and man shrinks when we surround ourselves with His Creation. Lyle’s youth group experience was foundational to his spiritual development and he would like to carry on the tradition of mentoring the next generation. Lyle lives in Barrington, RI with his wife Kira and four children Isabella, Sophia, Lavontay, & Brody. He attends His Providence Church in Seekonk, MA where he is constantly challenged in his faith.
Todd Blount: Todd loves getting into the pace of a challenging hike. His experience as Director of the Leadership Development Program at Camp Brookwoods [Alton, NH] is a perfect foundation for Rhode Trip. Todd helps with the overall program, and leads Rhode Trip I. He lives in Barrington, RI with his wife Mindy and has three children; Nelson, Calvin and Eliza. Todd attends the Godspeed Fellowship.
Todd Denison: Todd grew up hiking the Adirondack Mountains and has always felt closest to God when he is outside in his creation. He has worked in the emergency medical service field for over 34 years and has been employed by Boston MedFlight for the last 23 years in their clinical and risk/safety departments. He is a member of numerous professional associations including Wilderness Medical Society, Association of Air Medical Services, and Association of Critical Care Transport. He has had many opportunities to deliver medical care in austere environments through international medical missions and disaster responses. He is often seen hiking and running with his German shepherd Sherpa on Mt Wachusett. He attends Heritage Bible Chapel in Princeton, MA.
Mark Russell: Mark loves the challenge and excitement of the outdoors; and has a passion to see God use the challenge of outdoor camping experiences to drawn men to himself. Mark has experience as a middle school and high school youth group Leader, as well as a Counselor and Boat house Director at Camp Brookwoods [Alton NH]. Mark began camping and backpacking as a young boy with his father, he attained the rank of Life Scout and continues camping and hiking today with his own family. Mark will be on Bivouac this year and responsible for Spiritual Content and other parts of the program. Mark lives in Barrington, RI. With his wife Melissa and children; William and Adeline. He attends Godspeed Fellowship in Seekonk, MA.
Brian Booth: Brian enjoys being outside, with no walls to surround him. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed being in God's creation. Growing up in Central Massachusetts, his parents often brought him along on many hiking, canoeing, biking, sailing and fishing adventures. He worked many years in farming, starting at the early age of nine. He studied at Umass-Amherst, gaining both an associates and bachelors degree in pre-veterinary medicine. He is now a self-employed contractor. Brian attends Heritage Bible Chapel, in Princeton MA. He is involved with youth, co-leads the widows ministry and is leading the annual Guatemala missions trip. He is married to Lucinda with children Joshua, Kristen and Lindsay.
David Robson: David is a lifelong outdoor enthusiast who has hiked, camped and explored throughout the United States and Canada. He grew up attending a “rustic” church camp in the Catskills and was part of a church youth group that regularly took hiked and camped in the Adirondacks. He has taken backcountry trips to the Colorado and Canadian Rockies as well as hikes and outings throughout the southwest, northwest and of course New England. He enjoys the time for contemplation and prayer that a long hike can provide as well as the exposure to the Lord’s majesty and the splendor of His creation. David has been a part of the leadership of the Reformed Presbyterian youth camp in the Catskills of New York for 30 years, is currently one of its four Commissioners, and still attends with his family every summer. He is an Elder at Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church in East Providence, RI, and enjoys life and the Lord’s blessing with his wife of 20 years and their 3 children. And, he is the proud and happy father of 2 Rhode Trip participants.
Jacob Delrosso: Jacob is a former Rhode Trip participant turned leader. Starting Rhode Trip I in the summer of 2007 he discovered his love for the outdoors. Throughout the six year program, the experiences and wisdom imparted on him through the Godly leaders transformed his life and help cultivate him into the man he is today. Since 2013, Jacob has helped lead RT I, III, and VI. He lives in Seekonk, MA with his wife, Carly, and they attended His Providence Church.