Our Board is composed of Men who have good reputations as leaders in their jobs and communities. They are each actively involved both in their local church and this ministry. Much of who we are today is because of their tireless devotion to the work of God through this ministry.
Dan and his wife Linda live in Springfield, IL – moving there from Brazil where they were serving as missionaries. Dan is still a missionary as the President of Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission, and you will find him, his wife, and his kids all over the world. They have been involved in Bible Impact Ministries for many years, and he has come to speak as the camp missionary or speaker numerous times. He has been on the board for several years, and always makes time for camp in his busy schedule.
We learned about Bible Impact Ministries in the early 1990s, when I served as Pastor at a church that supported the Clarks and Hudsons. In 2009, our children began attending WWBC and serving on Camp Crew. I have enjoyed speaking at Resident, Wilderness, and Canoe Camp, and I have been on the Board of BIM since 2015.
We came to Eureka Bible Church in 2009, after serving Bible Church pastorates in Indiana, Michigan and Iowa. Our ministry here includes Biblical Counseling, Nursing Home, and Bible Studies adapted to meet the needs of those who attend. I also serve as Adjunct Professor of Theology at Brookes Bible College.
Carolyn and I have been happily married for 32 years; we have been blessed with seven children; two are married, and two are still being homeschooled. Our family enjoys camping, hospitality, and the local church. My hobbies include woodworking, canoeing, fishing, and reading. We are grateful for the effect of God’s Word in our own lives and eager to see the same in the lives of others.
I live in Prescott, Iowa not Arizona. I came on the board in August 2017 but have sent our own children and brought other kids to camp since 2007. I have only volunteered to help at camp(mowing etc.) since 2016. I am a retired pastor since June 2017. We have 7 children ranging in ages from 37 to 18. Only the youngest three have been involved at camp since we moved to Illinois August of 2005. My hobbies are just working around the house. The sports I used to play(Tennis, basketball, volleyball) aren’t much of an option since my knees started to go in 2013. This last year I have had both replaced and that has gone well. But as a little surgeons assistant said to me in 2014; “you know if you have arthritis in one place you probably have it all over”; has turned out to be true. I feel it especially in my back and feet.
My wife Becky and I live in Saint Peters, Missouri a suburb just a little west of St. Louis, and I joined the board of directors of BIM in March of 2016.
My wife Becky and I have have been volunteering and bringing youth to WWBC since 1997, so we are just ending our 20th year of involvement. Most years we worked at the camp during the week in which we brought our church’s junior age youth (8-13 years old) to the camp. I have served as a boy’s counselor every year for that one week, with the exception of this past summer in which I had the privilege of being the camp pastor. In the earliest years, Becky assisted in the kitchen, but has worked most years as a girl’s counselor for that same week each year, and some years two weeks. There have been some Spring and Fall retreats scattered over that time span in which we have assisted too.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in nearby Rolla, Missouri (University of Missouri, Rolla or UMR back in my day) and the Lord has given me steady employment in the aircraft manufacturing business, working for Boeing in St. Louis for the past 30 years. My primary role there is to evaluate parts and assemblies which do not meet requirements, and I help in making determinations on what to do with those items. In many cases, the items can be recovered and used after a process of repair or rework, which is at least slightly analogous to the work Jesus does in the life of a believer when he restores that person to useful service after a failure or sin.
Becky writes and organizes, with minor input from me, a children’s ministry curriculum for each summer at our church, Hope Bible Church in O’Fallon, Missouri. We have seven complete 12-week programs to date, so when not working at camp in the summer, we are actively ministering to children at church. We have three adult children all of whom have been influenced significantly by the ministry of Whispering Winds Bible Camp, and we look forward to our grandchildren growing to the age where they can attend if the Lord permits in a few years.
Hobbies? I dabble with woodworking, and handy man activities around our home, and consider myself a jack of all trades, while being master of none.
I have been involved with BIM since I was a kid. My older brother started going to camp because of a lady at our church. I went when I was 8 to Camp Marydell in Salina, KS the year before the camp moved to the current location. My family was a part of the first work week in ’94 and many since then (still have the scar from . . .). I was a camper every year I could be (plus one) and also served on camp crew 5 years. I have been a camp speaker for 6 years as well as counselor, cook, crew and anything else they could come up with for me to do. I have been on the board for 6 years.
I have done many different career things through the years, including Military, Finance, Construction, Sales, and Manufacturing. Currently I am in my final year of a Masters of Divinity at Baptist Bible Seminary. I am also starting an internship at New Life Baptist Church.
I currently live in Scranton PA with my wife Tiffiny and five kids. Tiffiny and I have been married for 12 years this June. We have 5 kids (Elsha, Lizka, Magnus, Micah, Anya) aged 8-2.
Between work, school, church and family I don’t have a ton of time for hobbies, but I enjoy carpentry projects and do a lot of home repairs and upgrades. Games and movies with the kids are the main leisurely things I do.
My wife Emily and I live in Mendon, IL. We have been married for nearly 18 years and have three Kids – Becca 12 Drew 11, and Zach forever 6.
2018 is the start of my 8th year on the board at BIM. We started bringing our youth group kids down to Whispering Winds about 14 years ago. Our pastor at the time met the BIM director at an IFCA event and he became very interested is seeing teens from Sutter Salem Bible Church attend camp. Before then, the church was not really promoting camp ministry. For ministry involvement, I have been part in Work Weeks, Counselor for camp and retreats, board member, various Maintenance work, dishes, Music, Family Camp, and Labor Day Celebration.
My profession is Mechanical Engineer, but I have moved from that over the last 5 to 7 years to being production manager of sheet metal fabrication and machining for GatesAir. For hobbies, I really like to take the kids camping and take Drew hunting.
Joining the board January 2019.
My family and I live in Southeastern KS, close to Erie. I attended RBC camp when I was a teenager. This was when the camp was still in KS and before it turn into BIM. I joined the BIM board in late 2016 and have been involved with BIM/Whispering Winds since around 2004 when my son started attending camp. Since that time we have been involved with work weeks and attended or help with a number of the different camps. We usually try to make it over for Labor Day camp as a family and enjoy the time and fellowship with friends. My full time job is farming and my hobbies would be hunting, fishing and sports.