The Brown Family
Leigha has been a huge blessing to this ministry. She has stepped in to fill the role of our Financial Manager. She spent prior summers working at BCC as a lifeguard. Having recently finished school in Powell, WY she trusted that God was leading her here. She has a huge heart to serve the Lord and serve others. During summer months it was rare to see Leigha not busy helping out in any way possible. Leigha loves to collect old books and has many plants growing around her home and offices. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She sees God in the tiny details and loves to share that. She also knows a good joke or two. Leigha has lightened the office atmosphere with her smile and humor. We sure do love having her here!
The Barnard Family
Interns & Volunteers
Andy - Activities Coordinator; Amber - Guest Services Coordinator
Andy and Amber Hansen first came to BCC as summer staff working in the barn, Amber in 2007 and Andy in 2008, having met while on summer staff in 2008. They were married in 2010 and returned to BCC in 2011 for a one year internship. Upon completing their internship they headed back home to Kansas at the end of 2011. The Hansen's returned to BCC July 2015.
Andy and Amber both believe camp presents an amazing opportunity to reach people of all ages for Christ. The ability for campers to be removed from the everyday of their lives and become immersed in God's beautiful creation and then to spend the week being fed spiritually is truly incredible. They believe there is no better way to reach kids for Christ. They are also aware of the impact that serving on summer staff can have on the lives of college aged students. Having experienced the life changing power of Christ through BCC in their own lives, they excited to be full time staff!
Email: Andy - email@example.com; Amber - firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Development Manager
Born and raised on a Northeast Iowa farm, Matthew began at camp as summer staff in 2010. Since then, he has enjoyed three wonderful summers as a part of the summer staff program team. In between summers, he attended classes at Northeast Iowa College, volunteered in youth ministries and was a part-time worship leader at his church, Grace E. Free. Following the summer of 2012, Matthew attended the one year intensive Bible program at Arrowhead Bible College. In 2013 he spent three months in the Middle East among Syrian Refugees.
Upon returning in January 2013, he officially begun as BCC's Program Director. In early 2015 he transitioned into the Youth Development position. Matthew anticipates spending many years serving here at camp and finishing up his Biblical studies degree. He enjoys early mornings, books, learning languages and music. He prepares with anticipation to the day when he will return to ministry among the Muslim people. Until then, his life is planted at BCC.
Matt enjoys engaging the staff and Arrowhead Students and occasionally traveling back to the Middle East.
The Neifert Family
Alyssa has been around BCC for a few years now. Having spent a summer at the barn as a wrangler, another in the kitchen cooking, and just recently one on program. She joined the full time staff this August and is serving in the kitchen while attending Grad school. She has a passion for over seas missions and hopes to one day return to China. Often quiet at first, Alyssa can seem shy, but don’t let it fool you. This girls smile, awkward poses and sense of humor can lighten up any room.
Jim - Executive Director; Lin - Interim Food Service Manager
Jim and Lin joined the BCC team in February 2015. Jim came from Salem Evangelical Church where he served as church
administrator. He has a degree in Business and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University, and a Masters in Ministry
from Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry. They are excited to be part of this ministry where the focus is to know Christ and to
grow in Him. What a beautiful setting to come and set aside distractions to focus on just that!
Jim and Lin have been married for 28 years, and have four grown children, who all still reside in Salem, Oregon. Spenser, their
oldest son, is married to Mandy. Jamie, their middle daughter, is married to Jonathan and is mom to their first granddaughter, Sophie.
(They are finding grandparenthood to indeed be GRAND!) Nathan and Alicia, the youngest, are twins. Nathan is seeking who God
has for him. Alicia is married to Edgar.
Email: Jim - email@example.com; Lin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Raised in Burbank, CA, Jenn first moved to Montana in 2013. She spent her first summer serving at BCC in 2013, returned for part of the 2014 summer, and then again in 2015. At the end of the summer camping months, Jenn was asked to join the BMCM team. With a passion for kids and techy things, Jenn is a great addition to the ministry.
She enjoy's spending time with the Arrowhead students, spontaneous jam sessions with staff and students, as well as a good cup of coffee by the fire, or being out enjoying the wilderness.
Warren - Facilities Director
The Barnard family has been serving the Lord at BCC for 14 years. Warren is our Facilities Director who oversees building maintenance, vehicle and grounds maintenance, construction, and housekeeping. He attended Prairie Bible Institute for one year and went through the Leadership Training and Development program for Christian camping at Camp Forest Springs in Wisconsin. Following that training, he filled the maintenance position at Camp Forest Springs for another year before accepting a position at BCC. Warren enjoys hunting.
Donna has been a stay-at-home mom and home school teacher to their 3 daughters. She is now seeking the Lord’s direction toward a new season as their last daughter, Brittany, has graduated. Donna attended Northwestern Bible College and earned a one-year Bible Certificate. She is involved in managing BMCM's Trading Post that sells snacks and clothing during the summer months. She is also involved with the discipleship program at Arrowhead Bible College. Donna loves being a grandma.
Warren and Donna have 3 daughters. Amber, Chelsy, and Brittany.
The Barnard’s are here because they get excited about people making decisions for Christ and seeing Christians growing in their relationship with Christ.
E-mail: Warren - email@example.com
Andy & Amber Hansen
Hospitality and Camp Sales Manager
Born and raised in Truckee, California, Theresa is one of the fresh faces on camp. She graduated last spring from Cal State University Monterey Bay. Here at camp she handles Hospitality and Camp Sales. She also gets to assist with the Arrowhead backpacking trips. Her quick witted humor keeps the office atmosphere light. It’s hard not to find yourself laughing when in her presence. Some of her favorite things are coffee, baking, puppies and puns. She enjoys spending time with Arrowhead students and her roommates. During her time off you can most likely find her sipping coffee, reading a book, and enjoying a nice fire.
Facilities Team Leader
Tyler has spent 7 summers serving on summer staff here at BCC. While one of those summers consisted of being a wrangler at the barn, Tyler has spent the other 6 working on the facilities team. Tyler is originally from Princeton, MN. He has spent numerous months over seas in the mission field. He has a tremendous work ethic and a heart to serve the Lord, even if it is more "behind the scenes" than most. During off hours you can often find Tyler reading a book or spending time with friends.
Bob - Program Manager and Head Wrangler
Bob and Kirsten joined our BCC family the summer of 2006. Bob is our Head Wrangler. He manages BMCM's horse program, oversees the wrangler summer staff, and is developing the Horse Camp and W.I.T. programs. Bob spent ten years working at Springhill Camps in Evart, Michigan, eight of them as a full time staff member.
Bob's wife Kirsten is a stay at home mom to their three kids, Elly, Hannah, and Joseph. Kirsten earned a B.A. in Sociology at Hope College in Michigan. She worked as wrangler at Springhill Camps for a number of years and then worked full time running their camp store. Kirsten enjoys reading and making pottery.
Bob and Kirsten are excited about building relationships with the summer staff and spending time getting to know the Horsemanship campers.
Missionary Supported Staff
The Elley Family
Randy and Ramona Whelchel
Nate has served at BCC for numerous summers in the kitchen. He has a passion for cooking and thumb wars. His willingness to serve behind the scenes is a huge blessing here at BCC. Outside of the kitchen Nate volunteers his time providing a class to help the student's with their writing skills. You can often find him learning more about history or providing riddles for staff and student's to figure out.
All our missionary staff raise their own support to be paid here at BMCM. Our Missionary candidates have been approved to work here but still need to raise the proper support before coming on. We invite you to prayerfully consider joining our team by monthly supporting one of these families, if you have any questions please contact Jim Neifert, Executive Director at 406-328-6825 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeramy - Vehicle Maintenance and Grounds
Jeramy joined BCC staff full time in 2007 and now serves as Camp Director. He graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute with an A.A.S. Degree, graduated from Arrowhead Bible College with a Bible Certificate, and led the youth group at Estes Park Presbyterian Community Church. He's a kid at heart and loves being closely involved in the youth that come to BCC. Jeramy loves dirt bikes, hunting, football and making people laugh!
Jeramy’s wife, Laura, has the primary role of helping Jeramy and is a stay-at-home mom. Laura attended Montana Wilderness School of the Bible, Northeast Iowa Community College, and worked as a summer staff at Camp Forest Springs. There, she felt God's call to work in full time camping ministry. Laura was our Food Service director from 2004 to 2009 when marriage and family became the priority for her to focus on.
Jeramy and Laura have four children- Josie 7, Eva 5, Judah 2, and baby Autumn. (New Picture coming soon!)
"I believe that summer camping ministry is one of the best ways to reach kids and adults alike. In this setting, we eliminate the busy distractions and focus on His calm still voice." -Jeramy
Randy - Wilderness Backpacking Coordinator; Ramona - Camp Nurse
Randy and Ramona were married in 2000, both graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University’s one-year Bible program: the Institute of Jewish Studies, sponsored by Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. They have participated in study tours to Israel, Rome, Greece , and Turkey. Both Randy and Ramona hold a B.S. in Biblical Studies from PBU with a camping mission emphasis. They have varied camp ministry experience, including 5 years of creating and leading backpacking trips for church student ministries.
Randy grew up in San Francisco, lived 7 years in Germany and 16 back east. He holds a Master of Science in Bible from PBU. He is an Army-qualified Small Group Leader/ Instructor. Randy trained soldiers for deployments for two years, and has 22 years of Army experience, having been deployed five times in support of both combat and peacekeeping operations. He enjoys learning, teaching, photography, firearms and all things Bible.
Ramona grew up in Kalispell Montana, and lived 15 years back east. She graduated Montana Wilderness School of the Bible’s one-year Bible program, and holds a B.S. in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University. Ramona is a certified wilderness first responder. She enjoys discipling younger women, teaching Bible, crafts, hospitality and backpacking.
They are looking forward to developing a wilderness/leadership program for BMCM.
They have son, Titus, and are expecting baby #2 late summer of 2016!
Email: Randy - email@example.com; Ramona - firstname.lastname@example.org