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Familiar face returns to Sorrento Centre

Well-known at Sorrento Centre, Peter Roundhill has agreed to take on the role of interim executive director.

With plans in place for another outstanding summer program, and the “Next 50” Capital Campaign continuing to move ahead with great success, the board of Sorrento Centre confirms that a familiar face will be returning to the Shuswap Lake camp in a leadership role for the next several months.

Peter Roundhill, a well-known Anglican business manager, educational leader and consultant who has been connected to Sorrento Centre for most of his life, has agreed to take on the role of interim executive director.

Roundhill will officially start work May 1, although he is likely to be on-site by Easter.

In agreeing to return to Sorrento, Roundhill will be carrying on with the work of present executive director, Christopher Lind, who is currently on medical leave.

Having spent at least one week every summer at Sorrento with his family while growing up in Vernon, Peter Roundhill also served as a youth staff volunteer and later as the youth co-ordinator.

He returned to the centre again in 1995 with his wife, Christina, on a contract basis to work on a number of projects, including a Sorrento staff reunion.

The Roundhill family, who now number four, have been regulars for the past several years at the Thanksgiving Associates weekend.

Roundhill brings with him experience in management and non-profit work, including overseas as a language school operations director, and as executive director of a United Church camp near Victoria.

In addition to ensuring that 2014 will be yet another in a long series of amazing summers at Sorrento Centre, the presence of Roundhill on-site will enable others to concentrate on  leadership in the vitally important “Next 50” Capital Campaign, which recently passed the $ 2 million mark.

This total includes major gift pledges from the Ministry Investment Fund, a program of General Synod, the Diocese of New Westminster and the Diocese of Calgary, all in support of a new Winter Youth Leadership program that is part of the extensive $6.4 million plan to renew the physical, spiritual and financial foundations of Sorrento Centre.

The complete summer 2014 program guide to activities at Sorrento Centre, as well as more detailed information on the “Next 50” Capital Campaign, are available on the Centre website:

For more information, contact board chair Andrew Pikeby sending an email to