10801 SE Holgate Blvd.
Portland, OR 97266

2018 Camp Leaders

CAMP EVANGELIST

Dr. Lenny Luchetti presently serves as Professor of Proclamation and Christian Ministry at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. He is responsible primarily for the development and teaching of the preaching courses the seminary offers.

Lenny's pastoral ministry began when he was a senior in college and it continued in a variety of locations and positions for fifteen years before he joined the faculty at Wesley Seminary. Lenny, an ordained pastor of the Wesleyan Church, has served as the solo pastor of a small rural congregation, as the assistant pastor of a large church in a college town, and as the lead pastor of a small church that had a significant turnaround and grew into a large multi-ethnic, inter-generational, economically- diverse, and community-involved church during his tenure.

In addition to pastoring local churches, Lenny has enjoyed opportunities to preach at camps, colleges, and churches throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Romania. Lenny teaches courses and leads seminars for ministers on the topics of preaching, leadership, and spiritual formation.

Lenny has been married to Amy, his partner in life and ministry, since June 13, 1998. They enjoy life and laugh often with their children, Zach, Lia, and Sam. His hobbies include fly-fishing, racquetball, and running on the treadmill.

BIBLE TEACHER

Dr. Jerome Van Kuiken is a missionary kid, former assistant pastor, and professor in the School of Ministry and Christian Thought at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He also writes for Light from the Word, a daily devotional periodical from Wesleyan Publishing House. He and his wife Lisa (an Oregon native) have two children, Hannah and Will.

 

CAMP MISSIONARIES

As a missionary kid growing up in Honduras, Mark heard and accepted the gospel of Christ as a young child and then surrendered his life to Christ by age 10 or 11. Serena accepted the Lord during VBS at the age of 5. During her high school years, two major events occurred in Serena’s life: she was exposed to missions, and became sanctified.

After getting married, Mark and Serena worked at World Gospel Mission’s headquarters in Marion, Indiana, and by 1989, they headed to Honduras where they served for 23 years. Mark and Serena have served the mission field in Saltillo, Mexico since 2013 where they are involved in various ministries that also include the theological educational center.

They have three adult kids: Tita, Duane, and Charith.

 

YOUTH BIBLE TEACHERS

Doug and Jill Kraft, graduates from Kentucky Mountain Bible College, will be our youth leaders for the week of camp. Doug pastors the Shelbyville Wesleyan Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky. They live in Boonesville, Kentucky with their four children: Ben, Brandon, Beth, and Brielle.

 

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

Becky Steele serves with her husband, Jim, at the Happy Valley Evangelical 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 and Becky Steele will be presenting the special music before the message during our evangelistic services throughout the week. Becky Steele will also lead the choir that sings on the final Sunday of camp.

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