Kerma – Camp Manager
Kerma is passionate about things that foster community within the body of Christ… and believes that camp and the outdoor setting is a wonderful place for this to happen.
Kerma has lived in seven states, growing up primarily in Florida and Colorado. Originally seeking a career in business and finding that it did not suit her, she went to Wheaton College to study educational ministries in the form of camp ministry. She worked a one year long internship at HoneyRock in northern Wisconsin and spent the following three years working at Life Church in Wheaton serving in the college and community ministries. She has been serving at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly since the spring of 2008.
Gale brings with him a wide variety of experience from construction, maintenance, house parenting, US Army work and years of volunteering at LSCA. He joined the staff of LSCA during the summer of 2010 and has made a positive impact on the quality of all of the the facilities here at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly.
Gale is a husband, father and grandfather. He is also involved in different volunteer ministries at his church.
Nick – Program and Facilities Coordinator
Nick is originally from Batavia, IL and graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Law Enforcement Justice Administration in 2015. During his college years, he was involved in a campus ministry called Campus Students for Christ. During this time at WIU, Nick transitioned from just going to church to being the Church! Each January, campus ministries at some of the WIU and some of the other public universities in Illinois would meet at LSCA for a winter retreat, and at these retreats, Nick was first introduced to LSCA and camp ministry.
Nick joined the summer staff in 2013 accepting the challenge of being Gale’s assistant. For the next two summers Nick was our Program Coordinator Intern and switched to permanent staff earlier this year. If Nick isn’t flying his drone around camp, he’s usually playing disc golf on the course we have here at LSCA.
Elizabeth – Food Service Director
Originally from Lincoln, IL, Chef Elizabeth Carter worked as a summer staff assistant cook for 3 years and head pm cook for 2 years at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly. After a year and a half getting more training and experience, Elizabeth has become a permanent staff as our first year round Food Service Director. Under her expertise, LSCA will be providing food service to campers and guest groups alike.
Each summer we hire 15 – 16 college aged individuals who have a heart to serve Christ in “behind the scenes” ministry. This young people will cook, life guard, process registrations, run the water slide, teach canoeing and much more. If you are interested in being part of this team, give us a call at 217.529.2625 to find out more about each position available: (Currently open positions for summer 2017: Office assistant, Life Guard, PM Cook, and Male Dining Hall Steward as well as 2 counselors for our Discovery Camp Program). Also download this application and return it to LSCA: