The Kanakuk Leadership Team

One of the surprising things about Kanakuk is the large number of full-time staff, more than 100, and the more than 1800 incredible summer staff! These numbers represent hundreds of years of Christian summer camp experience and dedication. You can get to know our Executive Team and Camp Directors or contact them below.

Executive team

Joe White
President and CEO Kanakuk Ministries, K-2 Director
Debbie-Jo White
Vice-President of Kanakuk Ministries, K-2 Administrator
Doug Goodwin
Chief Operating Officer
John Jensen
Chief Business Officer
Matt Houston
Executive Director of Kamp Operations, K-1 Director
Collin Sparks
Executive Director of Kamp Ministries, K-Kountry Director
Trish Helsel
Executive Women's Director, K-2 Women's Director
Julie Coxie
Human Resources Director
Rick Braschler
Risk Management Director
Paul Etheridge
Director of Operations Support
Rebecca Duncan
Health Services Director
Gina Hinch
Food Services Manager
Sharon Smith
Transportation Director
Patrick Cone
Director of Discipleship

Camp directors

Peter Casey
KampOut! Site Director
Kaitlyn Cathey
K-Kauai Women's Director
Keith Chancey
K-Seven Director
Adam Donyes
K-2 Assistant Director
Don Ford
K-2 Co-Director
Grant Gaines
K-2 Assistant Director
Chad Hampsch
K-Seven Assistant Director
Kevin Harrison
K-West Assistant Director
Trish Helsel
Executive Women's Director, K-2 Women's Director
Kay Holliday
Kanakuk Ambassador
Matt Houston
Executive Director of Kamp Operations, K-1 Director
Melissa Houston
K-1 Women's Director
Beth Ann Lampley
K-1 Assistant Women's Director
Alane LeGrand
K-West Ambassador
Adam Martin
K-Kauai Assistant Director
Katlyn Martin
K-Kauai Women's Director
Hannah Newman
K-Kountry Assistant Women's Director
Callie Nieder
K-Seven Women's Director
Garrett Perkins
KampOut! Director
Emmy Jo Perkins
KampOut! Women's Director
Brent Potter
KampOut! Director of Operations
Shay Robbins
K-1 Director
Lindsay Rother
K-West Assistant Women's Director
Abby Shover
K-2 Assistant Women's Director
Collin Sparks
Executive Director of Kamp Ministries, K-Kountry Director
Rachel Sparks
K-Kountry Women's Director
Jake Talbert
K-Kountry Assistant Director
Geoff Todd
K-Kauai Director
Joe White
President and CEO Kanakuk Ministries, K-2 Director
Debbie-Jo White
Vice-President of Kanakuk Ministries, K-2 Administrator
Ward Wiebe
K-West Director
Beth Wiebe
K-West Women's Director
Mike Wiebe
K-2 Assistant Director
Kara Williams
KampOut! Director of Partnerships
Cara Heneger
KampOut! Site Director
Luke Crenshaw
K-1 Assistant Director