OUR STAFF

Cat Holbert, Executive Director
DSC Camp & Retreat Ministries

Cat wants to live in a world where games are played at the drop of a hat, where dogs can talk and where life’s highs and lows are shared by like-minded folks in tight-knit communities.  

As a 20+ year “veteran” in United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, Cat has filled many of the regular camp staff positions: counselor, cook/housekeeper, lifeguard, high ropes specialist, Program Director, Camp Director and now, Executive Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries in the Desert Southwest Conference, as well as Director of Mingus Mountain! She is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA) and, serves as a visitor for the accreditation program. Recently, she’s rolled off the United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries Association (UMCRM) Board of Directors, after serving for 10 years and providing leadership for multiple UMCRM National Gatherings. As an avid believer in training and education, Cat also serves as a faculty member in the ecumenical camp leaders courses known as “Compass Points.” 

When she’s not living the camp life, thinking about camp, or dreaming of new ideas for camp, Cat enjoys hiking and biking in Prescott, AZ (and the surrounding areas), baking up a bevy of delicious goods and connecting with friends from around the country.  

Cat loves to hear from folks! If you have thoughts about camp, have ideas on ways we could partner with you or just want to brainstorm something new, be encouraged to drop Cat a line. She looks forward to working alongside of you! 

Dina Reid, Administrative Assistant

Dina grew up in Southern California and began her lifelong love of camp when she attended a UMC Winter Camp as a junior high student.  She attended Oregon State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Dina moved to the Phoenix area a few years later and met her husband, Curt.  They have been married for over 30 years and have one adult daughter, Ashley, who grew up attending camp at Mingus Mountain and is now a 2nd-grade teacher for Mesa Public Schools.  Dina and Curt are the doting grandparents of two young grandsons, Jackson and Leo.  Rounding out their household is a Mini Schnauzer, Spencer, and Lulu the cat.

Dina served as the church secretary at First UMC Gilbert for over 14 years, where she became involved in Camp Ministry at Mingus Mountain.  She has served as the DSC Camp & Retreat Ministries Administrative Assistant since 2015. 

Dina has seen firsthand the life-changing impact of camp on people of all ages, and enjoys the moments she can be at Mingus Mountain, one of her favorite places in the world!