Our Staff

Our Staff

Jeff & Barbara Irwin

Jeff grew up in Kearney,  MO.   He worked for Hallmark Cards for 28 years, 9 of those in HVAC maintenance. His involvement with WWBC began in 2020 when he helped install 2 AC units in the newly built chapel. 
      Barbara grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to the KC area in 1996. Jeff and Barbara met in 1997 and were married in 1998. They have 3 children: Phillip,  Brett, and Rashelle. Both Jeff and Barbara were actively involved in children’s ministries at Lee’s Summit Bible Church.  
Jeff and Barbara joined BIM staff  in September of 2023.

Tim grew up in Pennsylvania and came out to Whispering Winds Bible Camp with work groups from his church in the mid-1990s.  He moved to Missouri to work full time with Bible Impact Ministries in the fall of 1997 and took care of most of the mowing and other grounds work for many years.  In 2010, he took over the work in the finance office and continues to help with the grounds work and other projects in and out of the office.  He met his wife, Melissa, at the camp since her parents have also been missionaries here with Bible Impact Ministries (Tim & Melissa have been married since 2001).  They have two boys, Titus and Noah, who Melissa homeschooled from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Melissa runs the snack shop, helps in the office with overseeing the Camp Scholarship Program, processing all registrations, and also designs the brochures and publications.  Their family enjoys playing disc golf, hiking, and sight-seeing, and especially enjoyed vacations to the Smokey Mountains, and to South Padre Island, Texas.

Tim & Melissa Kornbau

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Robert & Nancy McMurray

Robert and Nancy are from SE Kansas and have worked with BIM in different capacities since 1974.  They officially joined BIM as full time staff in August of 2014 when Robert agreed to take his current position as the General Director.  He previously served as Interim Director for 3 years and was on the Board of Directors for around 12 years.  Nancy is always at his side to help wherever needed.   They take great joy in their 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 10 grandkids who learned the Bible memory verses and have come to camp and have worked some summers.  In their extra time they enjoy reading, playing and watching sports, hunting, and fishing.

Jay grew up in central Kansas and memorized the Bible verses to be a scholarship camper at Rural Bible Crusade camp (now Bible Impact Ministries and Whispering Winds Bible Camp).  Jay became an RBC missionary in 1973 and worked in the office in Salina, Kansas with correspondence courses, awards for Bible memory, and mailings.  His wife Rose (who passed away in 2019) joined him in 1975 after they married.  Jay has been in camping ministry for over 40 years – he has been with BIM since 1994.  He has filled many positions over the years: kitchen helper, interim director, full time director, and he is currently building & maintenance manager.  Jay has 3 daughters, 1 son and 8 grandchildren to enjoy whenever possible.  His grandsons have learned the verses, been campers, and helped much with work around the campgrounds.  His granddaughters are learning the verses and the younger ones are excited for the time when they can be campers.

Jay Penner

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Adam & Rebekah Rhodes

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Adam has been on staff with BIM currently since March 2016. He is from SE Kansas and also served on staff full-time from 2004 – 2008 as well as coming to camp as a camper and later a volunteer beginning in 1993. Adam and Rebekah met at camp in 2004. Rebekah is from St. Louis and came to camp as a volunteer for several summers and later served as a missionary to Papua New Guinea for three years before returning to Missouri in 2016. They were married in September 2017 and live near Rolla, MO. Adam serves at the camp in several areas including vehicle maintenance, grounds upkeep, photography, and lifeguarding. Adam is also the youth minister at their church and a piano technician. They enjoy auto repair, baking, woodworking, playing guitar, hiking, and biking.

Naomi has 11 siblings, was homeschooled, and grew up memorizing verses to earn her way to camp. She met her husband, Lee, at camp and they got married in December 2024. She volunteered for seven summers first as camp crew, then kitchen crew, before coming on as full time staff in the fall of 2021.

As full time staff Naomi runs the kitchen; planning menus, grocery shopping, and cooking. Her least favorite thing to bake is chocolate brownies and she enjoys experimenting with new meals and sharing them.

Naomi Shaub

Nathan & Katie Varner

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Nathan and Katie are from the SE Kansas and SW Missouri areas.  They have both been involved in BIM for several years, which is where they met.  Nathan grew up as a camper and has come back as a volunteer, and Katie began volunteering after college.  After they were married in April 2017, they joined full time staff in August of that year, and currently work in maintenance and kitchen as well as whatever else is needed.  Most of their hobbies involve working with their hands, which include working with computers, animals, sewing, misc. projects, and time spent together.