10801 SE Holgate Blvd.
Portland, OR 97266

2021 Camp Leaders

CAMP EVANGELIST

Todd Eckhardt has served as an ordained minister of the Free Methodist Church since 1991 and is currently the pastor at The Journey Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His ministry has included local outreach as a pastor as well as international outreach through leadership in
missions. He graduated from Asbury University and and Asbury Theological Seminary. His wife, Mindy, also serves in outreach through the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission in Indiana.

BIBLE TEACHER

Rev. Brian Eckhardt has been in ministry for 39 years. He currently serves as the General Superintendent of The Evangelical Church and Executive Director of Evangelical Church Missions. He has served as General Superintendent for 14 years and as Executive Director of Missions for a year and a half. Before serving as General Superintendent he had served as a Conference Superintendent and a pastor in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. He is from Anderson, Indiana where he began attending an Evangelical Church with his family at age 10. He is a graduate of Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary. He currently lives in Canby, Oregon with his wife Lynda.

 

CAMP MISSIONARIES

Dave & Carol Kochendorfer have served in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years in the Pacific Conference of The Evangelical
Church. They were assigned to Brazil with Evangelical Church Missions in March 2004 where they served until 2011 when they were
reassigned to the Southwest U.S. field. The field office is in Kirtland, New Mexico. The Kochendorfer have two children: Jeremy is serving as a pastor in Minnesota, and Nathan is our camp Youth Bible Teacher. Dave and Carol have two wonderful daughter-in-laws and five grandchildren.

 

YOUTH BIBLE TEACHERS

Nathan Kochendorfer is the pastor at Tremont Evangelical Church in Portland, Oregon. He has many years of experience in youth ministry and looks forward to leading the youth at camp. Nathan and his wife, Megan, live in Portland with their two children, Joshua and Katelynn.

 

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

Becky Steele serves with her husband, Jim, at the Happy Valley Community Church. They live in Happy Valley and have three boys (Anthony, Jameson, and Zachary) and two girls (Maddy and Breanna).

Becky has lead the Vacation Bible School at our Camp Meeting for several years and continues to bring a love and excitement to the kids.

 

MUSIC MINISTRY

Karl Kochendorfer will be leading the congregational singing  during our evangelistic services throughout the week. 

Debbie Weatherspoon will be our pianist and coordinate the music for the week of camp.