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Abigail & Richie Giles
NEW STAFF: RAISING SUPPORT
Abigail & Richie
Giles
715.277.2587 x 1016
abbygiles@fortwilderness.com

Abigail: Summer Staff Coordinator

Abigail grew up on a small sheep farm in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She first came to Fort in 2012 with her youth group to serve for a weekend, from there she wandered down to the stables and the rest was history. Over the years she served on staff in many roles, as Head Wrangler, Program Team, Accommodations, RA, AO Leadership and AO Counselor. Richie and Abigail met in 2019 while Richie was a student in the TruNorth program and in the fall of 2022, Richie and Abigail were married. Abigail started serving as the Summer Staff Coordinator on Apprentice Staff that same year. While serving in this role over the past few years, they felt the Lord calling them to Missionary Staff.

Richie grew up attending Meadowbrook Church in the Milwaukee area and coming with his youth group to Fort for winter weekends. He is a lifelong Week 2 Fort family camper! Richie served at Fort full-time from 2020-2023: he taught middle school ministries, ran program activities, and invested in the lives of staff and campers.

Fast Facts

What passage of scripture is meaningful to you? Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

What is your favorite Fort memory? Participating in many water fights at the stables over the years. Once, I received a black eye from one of my best friends, when he hit me with more than just water! Another time, I perched on top of the stables roof waiting for my friend to walk underneath. Fortunately (for me), the water landed perfectly. 

If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why? A Spatula. I want to make sure that everything is scraped out of the bowl and that no one is left behind.