Quiet and stillness are like the "white space" in a piece of art or in a written document. If the page were absolutely covered from top to bottom and from side to side, it would be difficult to make out the words or images. Our eye needs "white space" to help us make sense of what we are seeing. In the same way we human beings need quiet and stillness to help us make sense of what we are experiencing.
Quiet and stillness are not at all counter to the culture of joyful high energy that so marks Shrine Mont Camps. They are, instead, a necessary part of it. Quiet and stillness balance and bless the spirit of all of our camps. Praise God who is known in the activity and in the stillness.
By Bishop Susan Goff
Bishop Goff first worked at Shrine Mont as the director of Senior High Conference in the 1980s, before it became SHYC, and has been a friend and supporter of Shrine Mont Camps for all the years in between and since. While in seminary, Bishop Goff directed Eagle's Nest, the summer camp of the Diocese of Newark, for three summers.
She first joined the bishop’s staff as canon to the ordinary in January 2010. Bishop Goff was consecrated on July 28, 2012. As bishop suffragan, she oversees mission churches, in addition to multicultural and ethnic ministries. Before 2010, Bishop Goff served as rector of St. Christopher’s, Springfield for 15 years. She also served as rector of Immanuel, Old Church, in Mechanicsville; chaplain of St. Catherine’s School in Richmond; and chaplain of St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock.