Dale Wiebe – Executive Director
Dale has been Director at Winkler Bible Camp since 2005. Dale and his wife Candace got married in 1988 and have three adult children; Tanisha (married to Don), Ally and Bowen, who have all been a part of this ministry. They recently became grandparents when Tanisha and her husband Don had their daughter Paisley in 2013. Dale and Candace are very passionate about serving at Winkler Bible Camp, and are excited for what God is doing here.
You can reach Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Bergen – General Director
Mark started at camp in 2011 and has been General Director since 2012. They have two sons, Charlie and Max, who keep them fairly busy outside of work. Mark enjoys the outdoors, playing sports and having friendly competitions with other staff.
You can reach Mark at email@example.com
Katelyn Friesen – Receptionist
Katelyn, known as “Katie” to most, is from Roseisle, Manitoba. She has worked at Winkler Bible Camp for four years as a summer camp counsellor and activity leader, and started as the receptionist in December, 2013. In her free time she enjoys singing, playing piano, spending time with family and friends, and eating.
You can reach Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bowen Wiebe – Rentals Manager
Bowen, also known as “Bo”, has been involved in camp ministry since before he can remember. He started as the Rentals Manager in September, 2014, and enjoys this new position. Bo enjoys writing music, and wrote the summer camp theme songs for 2013 and 2014. He also enjoys singing and performing on stage.
You can reach Bo at email@example.com
Ethan Winder – Program Manager
Ethan started working at camp in spring of 2013 as Spring Staff, and spent a year doing maintenance and hosting groups. He was then one of the Summer Camp Programmers in the summer of 2014, and started as the full-time Program Manager in September, 2014. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hanging with friends, and archery.
You can reach Ethan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zac Klassen – Media Manager
Zac has worked in various roles at camp since the spring of 2013, and started in the full-time role as Media Manager in September, 2014. He enjoys playing sports and being active, as well as being involved with praise and worship teams at camp and at different churches. He co-wrote the summer camp theme song for 2014 along with Bowen Wiebe.
You can reach Zac at email@example.com
Leora Hamm – Bookkeeper
Leora has been at working at Winkler Bible Camp since 2012. Leora and her husband Terry have three children; Cali, Logan and Reece. In her spare time she enjoys playing piano, singing, and spending time at the curling rinks, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and if she has to, on the golf cart with her children.
You can reach Leora at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Reimer – Maintenance Manager
Bob and his wife Rachelle have been serving at Winkler Bible Camp since 2007. They have three children; Kayla, Darian, and Chelsea. Bob has worked as a full-time group host, but has been working as Maintenance Manager since the spring of 2014. Outside of work, Bob occupies his time with his children, camping and enjoying DQ blizzards with his wife.
Philip Klassen – Maintenance Staff
Phil has been serving at Winkler Bible Camp since December, 2011. He enjoys the challenges that his work brings in finding creative solutions to everyday problems while making best possible use of camp resources. He also loves being able to work and live in a positive, faith-based environment. In his spare time, Phil enjoys tinkering on vehicles, snowboarding, biking, hunting, and hanging out with friends. He and his wife Jenny got married this past summer. Jenny works at Winkler Bible Camp as Assistant Wrangler. You can reach Phil at email@example.com
Greg Sawchuk – MAINTENANCE Staff
Greg has served at Winkler Bible Camp in the maintenance department for eight years. His car is named “Silver Fox”, and in his free time he can be found rocking out on his guitar or hanging out with friends. He also enjoys drinking coffee and frapps.
Ryan Hildebrand – MAINTENANCE STAFF
Ryan has been involved with Winkler Bible Camp since 2012, working as a counsellor, activity leader, and now with the maintenance end of things. When he is not at work, he is often on tour with the local band “The Color” as the sound guy. He likes water, the outdoors, and drinking tea. Ryan also plays almost every instrument.
Jordan Fehr – MAINTENANCE STAFF
Jordan has worked at Winkler Bible Camp since 2010, with maintenance being his primary job. In 2013, he was the head cook at Teepee Village for all eight weeks of summer camp. Although some people might think he and Ryan Hildebrand are brothers (they might even tell you that they are), don’t let that fool you; they are not even related. Jordan enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and good coffee.
Jack Dyck – Horsemanship Manager
Jack has been with the Winkler Bible Camp since the fall of 2012. He has worked with horses for many years and enjoys sharing with others what he has learned. Jack and his wife Valerie live in Winkler with 3 of their 4 children.
Jenny Klassen – Assistant Wrangler
Jenny has been involved in different roles at Winkler Bible Camp and is now Assistant Wrangler. She loves kids, as well as riding and working with horses. She and her husband Phil got married this past summer. Phil works at Winkler Bible Camp as Maintenance Staff.
Roma Wieler – Food Services Manager
Roma has spent many years at camp filling various roles. She currently works in the kitchen, making sure that there is enough food to keep everyone fed. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking and reading.
You can reach Roma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Penner – COOK
Veronica comes all the way from Brazil, and is the newest full-time staff member at Winkler Bible Camp. She is married and has three adult children.
Colin Penner – Hosting Staff
Colin is originally from British Columbia, and has also lived in Mexico where his parents are missionaries. He attended the Cross Current Discipleship School in 2010/2011, and has been working full-time at Winkler Bible Camp since the spring of 2013. He enjoys drawing and knitting, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Justin Giesbrecht – HOSTING STAFF
Justin is from Altona, Manitoba, and has been working at Winkler Bible camp since the spring of 2013. He attended the Cross Current Discipleship School in 2011/2012. In his free time, Justin enjoys writing screenplays, acting and watching movies.
Jordan Phillips – Hosting Staff
Winkler Bible Camp has been a second home for him since his first year as a camper in 2000. He became a camp counsellor for the summers of 2005-2008 and then from 2009-2014 he switched over to running the climbing wall. He also attended the Cross Current Discipleship School in 2007/2008. He was also the Winkler Kids Zone Site Leader in 2013 and 2014. His three biggest passions, in no particular order, are kids, music, and theatre. In his free time he can be found acting, writing plays or writing music. He also enjoys climbing, biking, and board games.
Jessica Bueckert – HOSTING STAFF
Jessica is from New Bothwell, a small town known for its quality cheese. She has been working at Winkler Bible Camp since the summer of 2013. Jessica was a summer programmer during the summer of 2014. In her free time she enjoys photography, playing piano, and watching her brother play hockey. Oh, and fresh Bothwell Cheese.
Stephanie Unger – HOSTING STAFF
Steph is from Morden, Manitoba, and has been working at Winkler Bible Camp since the spring of 2014. She has been involved with Kids Zone for the past few years, and is also a youth leader at her church. In her free time, Steph enjoys reading and watching movies.
Nathan Braun – HOSTING STAFF
Nathan has been a camp counsellor and activity leader for the past few summers. After graduating in June, he decided to work full-time at the camp and has been doing yard maintenance, as well as hosting and working with rental groups.
Jennifer Warkentin – HOSTING STAFF
Jennifer is at Winkler Bible Camp as an IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) participant, a program run by MCC (Mennonite central committee). She came from Paraguay in September, 2014 and will be going back in the summer of 2015.