LSCA Staff

Kerma – Camp Manager

Kerma staf picKerma 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 – Operations Manager

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.



Elizabeth – Food Service Director

Originally from Lincoln, IL, Chef Elizabeth Wright fell in love with commercial cooking for the first time working as a summer staff assistant cook at LSCA, she worked summers in this role for three years, and then as head pm cook for the next two. In the following years she had opportunities to continue her training in several environments, working with some very talented chefs and managers. From a pastry chef in fine dining, to cafeteria director at a private school, to head cook at other camps, she has gained a wide range of experience and learned to love and value the ministry of hospitality.

In 2016 Elizabeth returned as year round staff as the first Food Service Director, and in 2017 she transitioned to the full time role of Hospitality Director where she assists guest groups throughout the year, in addition overseeing the food service department and summer camp food service programs.



Summer Staff

Each summer we hire 15 – 16 college aged individuals who have a heart to serve Christ in “behind the scenes” ministry.  These 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: Also download this application and return it to LSCA: