HOWB 111 – Interview | Pete Bergstrom; Mentoring Church Youth with Wooden Boat Build

by admin on November 7, 2013

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This episode is an interview with Pete Bergstrom of Monticello, IL.  Pete emailed me a few months ago saying he enjoyed the podcast, and also that he was doing a mentoring program at his Church by building a wooden boat together with the youth.  And he said he would be glad to do a podcast interview if I were interested in that topic.

Well, I jumped all over that opportunity and Pete and I had a great time discussing his personal history as well as the 3 year boat build at his Church where 8 plus kids learning amazing skills such a discipline, teamwork, patience, and woodworking.

As a youth Pete learned to sail a Town Class sailboat and raced with a friend of his in the Boston area. Pete joined the army and became a helicopter pilot at Fort Lewis, WA, got married, left the Army, and entered the working world of the remote controlled model industry of which he had been a hobbyist since he was 12 years old.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview with Pete!

Here’s some pics to enjoy:

"Redemption's" first voyage.  She was built by Church youth over  a 3 year period with Pete's supervision.

“Redemption’s” first voyage. She was built by Church youth over a 3 year period with Pete’s supervision.  Photo courtesy of Stephen Haas.

Redemption Launch Day - August 2013. Photo courtesy of Pete Bergstrom.

Redemption Launch Day – August 2013. Photo courtesy of Pete Bergstrom.

 

Thanks Pete for taking time to record the interview.  Best to you all in your wooden boat adventures at the Church!

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