Year Round Staff

Michael Gehlert, Executive Director

Mike has been orchestrating change since April 2002. He along with Yara and their four children enjoy serving together at camp so that the staff and volunteers can reach campers for Jesus Christ.







Deb Newton, Director of Disinfection

Deb, self titled Director of Disinfection, has been doing a fabulous job cleaning our facility since January 2004. Deb is a loyal worker who contributes long hours to both cleaning and grounds work. She is also the genius behind the live action adventure game, Deb’s Surprise, which is the highlight of the Pioneer Camp experience.






Ken Keener, Director of Encouragement

Ken has served with us as a volunteer since 1981. He joined the full time staff in February 2004 and then went to part time in 2015. Ken enjoys praying with and for our staff and encouraging donors and volunteers.







Doug Tressler, Maintenance Team Member

Doug starting working part time at camp in January 2007. He can be found praying for and encouraging our campers and guests just as often as you find him working with the tools.







Diana Miller, Office Coordinator

Diana started working part-time as Camp Registrar in March 2011. She now manages the camp office and is vital to keeping the rest of the team moving in the right direction on a daily basis.







Tim Weaver, Maintenance Coordinator

Since May 2014, Tim has been moving us from camp maintenance to facility management. He coordinates the year round facility needs by utilizing a host of dedicated volunteers and summer CREW.







Don Lee, Guest Group Coordinator and Camp Pastor

Starting in March 2015, Don Lee coordinates our ministry to Guest Groups. In addition, he oversees the summer staff and along with his wife Stacia leads our year round STACC Ministries.







Steve Weaver, Program Coordinator

Steve started out as a camper and has worked his way up through all the summer volunteer and staffing positions. Starting September 2017 he now leads our entire program ministry.