New Pocono Plateau Camp director named

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by: Karl Smith

12/07/2021

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Carmen O'Shea, of the Philadelphia area, a leader in corporate finance and in discipleship, outreach, and youth ministries at her local church, will become the new director of EPAUMC-owned Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat Center in Cresco, Pa, Jan. 15, 2022. She succeeds the Rev. Ron Schane, who leaves that post Dec. 31 after 20 years.
 
O’Shea, a lifelong United Methodist who enjoys camping and outdoor activities with her family, is a top finance executive at a global insurance firm. But she is also a new Drew University part-time seminary student answering a longtime call to ministry. She says she “looks forward to transitioning to a vocation that glorifies God and fosters communal and spiritual development with a commitment to stewardship of God's creation.” 
 
Chair of Paoli United Methodist Church’s administrative council, O’Shea also plays guitar and sings in the church’s Rising Son praise band, leads the youth group, and has helped organize annual events and activities in churches where she has belonged. Those activities include mission opportunities, like the Appalachia Service Project, and fundraising campaigns. “Being a true Methodist,” she says, “I also love a good potluck dinner and a rousing church hymn.”
 
Currently a Vice President of Finance at Chubb Limited, the world’s largest property and casualty insurance company, O’Shea leads global teams in financial systems planning and analytics. A CPA (Certified Public Accountant), she has worked for over 20 years in the corporate arena and has an MBA in Finance from New York University.
 
Carmen O'Shea, of the Philadelphia area, a leader in corporate finance and in discipleship, outreach, and youth ministries at her local church, will become the new director of EPAUMC-owned Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat Center in Cresco, Pa, Jan. 15, 2022. She succeeds the Rev. Ron Schane, who leaves that post Dec. 31 after 20 years.
 
O’Shea, a lifelong United Methodist who enjoys camping and outdoor activities with her family, is a top finance executive at a global insurance firm. But she is also a new Drew University part-time seminary student answering a longtime call to ministry. She says she “looks forward to transitioning to a vocation that glorifies God and fosters communal and spiritual development with a commitment to stewardship of God's creation.” 
 
Chair of Paoli United Methodist Church’s administrative council, O’Shea also plays guitar and sings in the church’s Rising Son praise band, leads the youth group, and has helped organize annual events and activities in churches where she has belonged. Those activities include mission opportunities, like the Appalachia Service Project, and fundraising campaigns. “Being a true Methodist,” she says, “I also love a good potluck dinner and a rousing church hymn.”
 
Currently a Vice President of Finance at Chubb Limited, the world’s largest property and casualty insurance company, O’Shea leads global teams in financial systems planning and analytics. A CPA (Certified Public Accountant), she has worked for over 20 years in the corporate arena and has an MBA in Finance from New York University.
 
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