Bosnia IST Travel Team Page
Welcome to the wonderful crew who'll be our hands & feet in Bosnia this summer!
Travel Team members are the hands and feet of the ministry during the trip. They lead the camp programs. They visit sites and cities around the country. They work with, live with, eat and drink with, walk, ride, swim, play, pray, sing and dance with the beautiful people of Bosnia-Herzegovina! Lucky them! It is hard, challenging work with little rest while in-country. Please keep them in your prayers.
You can download a 2015 Travel Team Photo Roster here. For those interested, you can find listings of the Travel Teams from 2000 to the Present at the bottom of this page.
2015 TRAVEL TEAM
Beth Haltmeier - Faith Lutheran Church, Andover, MA
Cindy Henry - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hainesport, NJ
Samantha Mack - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Marlton, NJ
Larry Olson - Emmanuel Lutheran Church / Dakota Road
Jason Reed - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hainesport, NJ
Ben Slaugh - St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown, NJ
Christian Wantula - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ
Hannah Wantula - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ
Rich Wantula - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ
Rev. Sara Lilja - St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown, NJ
Ella Peterson - St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown, NJ
Wayne Olsen - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Teaneck, NJ
Sharon Elliott - Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Marlton, NJ
Cliff Konnerth - St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Wayne, NJ
Francisca "Kika" Weirich-Freiberg - St. Stephan Grace Community Lutheran Church, Newark, NJ
Tom Rosky - Ramapo College Student
Interested in serving on the 2016 Travel Team? Please complete the 2016 Bosnia IST Travel Team Application
The tentative Bosnia IST 2016 dates are June 17-28, 2016. If you have any questions regarding serving on the Travel Team please contact Jason Reed
Who can serve on the Travel Team?
Travel Team members are ages 16 to 86. Some 15-year-olds are eligible if accompanied by an adult relative. Team members must be physically and emotionally healthy, work well on a team, and have a passion for helping children.
How is the Travel Team organized?
Travel Team members are placed in a Color Group, each led by its Color Group Leader. Each Color Group leads a particular activity for the Friendship Camps and serves as the home-base for its members.
What about transportation?
The Travel Team flies together from New Jersey to Sarajevo, Bosnia, and back. We coordinate the travel for out-of-state Travel Team members as well. In-country we travel from town to town in a chartered coach bus.
Where do we stay?
In some towns we stay in hotels (usually 1-3 per room); in two towns we stay in host homes (usually 2-3 per family); and in two other towns we stay with partner organizations in their guest housing facilities.
Tentative 2016 Travel Team schedule:
October 18, 2015 Information-Interest Meeting 4:00 PM
November 18, 2015 Information-Interest Meeting 7:30 PM
January 10, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM
February 20, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
March 18-19, 2016 Travel Team Overnight 6:30 PM - 1:00 PM
April 17, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM
May 21, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
June 17-28, 2016 Bosnia IST
October 16, 2016 Travel Team Meeting 2:30 - 5:30 PM