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What's Happening at Living River

John Erdman Named Executive Director

Keener Hudson, Board Chair, announced today (11/21/14) that Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba, Inc. has named John Erdman as Executive Director.

Immediately prior to joining Living River, John Erdman served as the Director at Camp Wesley Woods, a United Methodist camp, retreat and environmental education center located in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Prior to that he served as the Director at Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, located in Greenfield, New Hampshire. He also has served as the full time director of a faith-based camp in Ohio.

Hudson said, “John is very familiar with start-up projects like Living River. He spent eight years as the first director of a newly opened religiously affiliated camp and conference center, where under his leadership the camp and conference center grew dramatically and developed a reputation for high quality programming, outstanding staff and great hospitality. That experience is what we now need to lead Living River’s development and we are excited to welcome John on board.”

Read the full press release here.

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Getting ready for buildings!

cabin foundationTake a trip out to Living River these days, and you’ll see some exciting things happening. Foundations are being constructed for the youth cabins, camp staff cabin, and multipurpose building. It is now easy to see where each building will sit. Also super exciting is that the caretaker’s house is already in place! The camp area is still an active construction zone, so if you would like to go out and see things, please let us know. Email us at

Youth Outdoor Chapel Dedicated

Youth chapel dedication crowdOn a gorgeous fall afternoon, October 19, 2014, Living River held a wonderful worship service at the newly created youth outdoor chapel. Approximately 250 people gathered under the trees to celebrate and dedicate this sacred space. First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa had claimed the naming rights for this chapel, which is now called the Charlie and Sandy Durham Chapel. Thanks be to God for this place and all the people that continue to love and support Living River.

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