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Troop Leadership
Trail Life Troop
NC-613

Troop Leadership

Our troop is led by a team of volunteers. A Troop Committee provides overall supervision of the ministry and its operations. Of special note is the team of Trail Guides overseen by the Troopmaster, who provide the delivery of the program itself to the member boys.

Troop Committee

The Troop Committee is a team of troop leaders with responsibilities for particular aspects of the ministry, its operations, and its program.

Erich Fabricius Troop Committee Chair

As Committee Chair, Erich Fabricius provides overall supervision of the operations of the ministry. His family has been involved in the troop since 2015, and he has been part of Shepherd’s since 2008.

David Sakell Troopmaster

As Troopmaster, David Sakell is responsible for the implementation of all youth-focused activities, and leads the team of Trail Guides who deliver the ministry program to the boys. His family has been involved since the early days of the troop.

Peter Andersen Troop Chaplain

As Troop Chaplain, Peter Andersen helps us maintain our faith-building focus. He leads a periodic study with our Navigators and Adventurers, and is a primary author of our Woodlands Trail Devotionals. He has been involved in our troop since 2016.

Kevin Welch Troop Ministry Liasion

As Troop Ministry Liasion, Kevin Welch exercises authority on behalf of the church as relates to the relationship with the Trail Life ministry. He serves as an Elder at the Shepherd’s Church and is the church’s Chief Administrative Officer. His family has been part of our troop since 2017.

Troopmaster and Trail Guides

The Trail Guides are the primary direct youth-contact leaders who advise, coach, and mentor the boys at the various levels.

David Sakell Troopmaster

As Troopmaster, David Sakell is responsible for the implementation of all youth-focused activities, and leads the team of Trail Guides who deliver the ministry program to the boys. His family has been involved since the early days of the troop.

Nick Jones Advisor

As Advisor, Nick Jones works with our high school age Adventurers, providing advice and adult guidance as the youth leaders undertake that program. His family has been a part of the troop since our early days.

Paul VanSweden Trailmaster

As Trailmaster, Paul VanSweden provides leadership and guidance to our unit of middle school aged Navigators. His family has been a part of the troop since our early days.

Brian Lloyd

Trail Guide, Navigator

Steve Worley

Trail Guide, Navigator

Dean Logan Ranger

As Ranger, Dean Logan supervises our Woodlands Trail program for elementary boys. He has been a part of our troop since 2018.

Doug Zadow

Trail Guide, Mountain Lion

Greg Camp

Trail Guide, Mountain Lion

Paul Brock

Trail Guide, Hawk

Michael Laurino

Trail Guide, Fox

Bill Burns

Trail Guide, Fox

Stephen Lee

Trail Guide, Fox
Trail Life Troop NC-613 is a ministry of The Shepherd’s Church of Cary, NC.
6051 Tryon Rd., Cary, NC 27518

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 (ESV)

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