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June 12, 2014

Call returns to Red Rock to lead

Lake Red Rock — Brett Call has been at the helm of the Lake Red Rock Project for a few weeks now, but this is not his first stint working at Iowa's largest lake. 

Call took over as leader of the project on May 3, the day after former director, Sherri Duey, retired. He had previously worked for the Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock from 1999-2005. In that time, three of his six children were born in Pella.

"Half our kids are natives," Call said. The family used to live in Lakeside Heights and plans to locate in Pella. 

Call is a California native, but spent some of his youth in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1998, with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. 

His wife of 20 years, Sherry, grew up in Utah. She holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Brigham Young University. Call said she has been a mom most of the time, but she also works as a substitute teacher and was an environmental liaison instructor for an environmental group in Kentucky. She is continuing her education in the hopes of becoming a nurse midwife.

The couple's oldest daughter, Faith, is attending BYU. In a few days, she will be leaving for a Mormon Mission trip to Osorno, Chile. She will spend a year-and-a-half there. 

Son, Ethan, is also preparing for such a trip. He will leave next month to work in Concepcion, Chile. Ethan will spend the next two years there, and will begin his studies at BYU on an Air Force ROTC Scholarship when he returns. 

The couple's four other children will attend Pella Community Schools this fall. There will be one Call child in each building level. 

Working for the Corps of Engineers has moved the family around a lot. Call said he believes this has brought his family closer together. 

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