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Full Time Staff

Lance Powers

Camp Manager

Lance arrived at Round Lake in 2003 to serve as the Wilderness and Private Retreats Director. He had previously served at Elkhorn Valley Christian Camp for 17 years. Lance and his wife, Susan, and their three children (all now adults) have been hanging out at camp for about 30 years. In October of 2013, Lance Powers became the Camp Manager of Round Lake. In his free time, you can often catch... read more

Sam Spence

Assistant Camp Manager/Golf Course Superintendent

Sam started working full-time at Round Lake in May of 2013. He and his wife Chelsea live on the camp property. As the Assistant Camp Manager, Sam focuses on the business side of camp management including marketing, human resources, graphic design, website/social media and publications. When Sam is not in his office you will find him at the Round Lake Golf Course where he manages Mowing, Chemical... read more

Ben Strouse

Private Retreat & Program Director

Ben has been a regular at Round Lake since he was a young lad. He started his camp career early, working in the kitchen at age 16. After 7 years of working as summer staff, Ben had the opportunity to join the Round Lake staff full-time in October of 2013. His lovely wife Sasha also works at the camp. Ben is passionate about anything related to games, so being Program Director has been a natural... read more

Brianna Cooper-Risser

Office Manager & Registrar

Brianna first experienced Round Lake as a seven-month-old infant at Spring Family Camp. Since then, she has attended Round Lake as a camper, volunteered as faculty and served as summer staff. She joined the full-time staff as Office Manager & Registrar in February of 2014. Brianna and her husband Tanner were married at the camp in 2015. In her free time, Brianna enjoys kayaking, ropework,... read more

Jodi Keener

Food Service Manager

Jodi arrived at Round Lake as full-time staff in 2014, bringing with her years of experience in food service management. She handles every aspect from meal planning to ordering food and overseeing the kitchen staff and volunteers. Naturally, Jodi is the first of the camp staff you will want to befriend as you venture onto the Round Lake property. She is often spotted baking cookies and her world-... read more

Carolyn Eichelberger

Financial Administrator

Carolyn arrived at Round Lake in August of 1985 to serve as the Office Assistant and Camp Store Manager. In 1987, she assumed the role of Office Manager and Financial Assistant. Since 2003, she has served as the camp's Financial Administrator. Carolyn has been married to her husband Ralph for 48 years. They have two children and two grandchildren. Carolyn and Ralph are members of the Orrville... read more

Greg Eichelberger

Project Manager

Greg moved to Round Lake as a high school sophomore in August 1985 with his parents, Ralph and Carolyn. Following high school, he attended Lincoln Christian College for one year. He then worked eight years remodeling and building homes for a local contractor. During that time, he also volunteered with the camp. In 1994, he married Natalie on the camp fishing dock. Two years later the couple moved... read more

Kelly Jo Ickes


Kellyn is the mother of two. She works hard everyday to make sure the camp facilities are clean and comfortable for our guests.  "While much of America seems to be getting more and more divisive, I'm going to be holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, greeting all I meet, exercising patience with others, and smiling at strangers. I'll do this as often as I have... read more

Part Time Staff

Mike Liston

Wilderness Camp Manager

Mike started at Wilderness Camp as a volunteer back in the 1980's. A part of the original Rope Team, he helped offer rappelling in addition to a zip-line that was built across the creek. Talk about adventure! His first paid position with the camp started in 2008, and he currently serves as the Wilderness Camp Manager overseeing the Wilderness program. It has been a fun journey at Round Lake, and... read more

Kaitlin Garee

Wilderness Camp Program Staff

Kaitlin was first introduced to Round Lake when she attended Wilderness Camp as a fourth grader, and she continued enjoying a week of Wilderness Camp each year from then on. Her dedication to camp was noticed, and she was recruited to volunteer in the kitchen starting in seventh grade. That volunteer work eventually led her to the ropes course, where she continued to excel as a volunteer. Kaitlin... read more

Genna Murphy

Wilderness Camp Program Staff

Genna began volunteering at Round Lake Wilderness Camp in 2012 at the age of thirteen. She officially joined the Round Lake Wilderness Camp as Program Staff in 2015. Genna’s passion for the outdoors is most evident when she is sharing the rope skills she has gained over the years at Round Lake. Ever since I was a little girl, whenever someone would mention summer, my first thought would be church... read more

Zack Armstrong

Golf Course Manager

Zack Armstrong started at the camp in 2014 as Summer Program Staff. At the onset of that summer, he was unaware of the many ways in which Round Lake would change his life. While working, he met a young woman named Taylor, who was also working as Program Staff. Zack grew to love both the camp and Taylor. In 2015 when the camp purchased the Round Lake Golf Course, Zack jumped at the opportunity and... read more

Frank Wayne Keener


Controversy abounds regarding this employee's actual name. He goes by either Frank or Wayne, depending on who you ask, but friends and family tend to call him Wayne. Wayne has been married to his lovely wife Jodi for thirty-five years. They have three adult children and ten grandchildren. He attends church at Nashville Church of Christ. Wayne can oftem be found enjoying his hobbies of body work... read more

Marla Tipton

Waterfront Supervisor

Marla Tipton may just have Round Lake water in her veins. Any given summer day, you can catch a glimpse of her swimming laps across the lake. Marla has been involved at Round Lake as a faculty kid, camper, faculty member or paid staff since she was three years old. Through junior high, high school and college, she lived and worked at camp when her father, Ellis Wesner, served as the camp's first... read more

Maddie Miller

Summer Program Staff

Hi! I’m Maddie Miller. I grew up going to camp at Round Lake and made the decision to give my life to Christ here. After I was to old to be a camper I came back every summer as a volunteer and spent many weeks in the kitchen. I had the privilege of being a part of the program staff last year and it has been the best job ever! I am excited to be returning this summer. I am going to be a senior... read more

Daniel Ruff

Summer Program Staff

Salutations, This is Daniel. This will be my second summer at Round Lake. I am an Education major at The University of Akron. I like all music except country, I’ve seen every hallmark Christmas movie, and 75% of my vocabulary is movie and television quotes. I love to hammock, play soccer, and play disc golf. My favorite camp memory was being a cabin leader and getting to watch one of my guys get... read more

Nate Wichterman

Summer Program Staff

Nate has been a familiar face at Round Lake over the years. He first attended as a camper for six years and then served as a volunteer for three years. Nate is a 2016 graduate of Wadsworth High School who plans to attend college soon. Some of his favorite camp memories include playing paintball with Jerry Marang and singing One Direction songs while washing dishes in the camp kitchen. Nate's... read more

Jamey Rettig

Summer Program Staff

 In the 1st grade, Jamey was introduced to Round Lake. Since then, she has loved camp! Within the last 4 years, Jamey has devoted a week of her summer to volunteering as a faculty member for Niche week here at Round Lake! She is a student at Wittenberg University where she will be entering into her sophomore year in the fall. At Wittenberg, Jamey is an Early Childhood Education major with an... read more

Susan Powers


Susan married Lance, Round Lake's current Camp Manager, in 1988. Together they raised three children- Lee, Joe and Courtney (left to right in picture) in the Christian Camp environment. Susan has served in camp since the day she met Lance. Currently, she assists in the kitchen and helps with housekeeping at the camp.  

Lacey Reynolds


Lacey first came to camp in elementary school, and as soon as she turned 14 she begged and pestered the camp manager for an interview and a position in the kitchen. She got her wish and has been cooking for summer camp and winter retreats ever since. Lacey is a middle school Language Arts teacher and envisions herself teaching and working at camp until she’s old and frail. She lives nearby with... read more

Alex Strouse


A local from Millersburg Christian Church, Alex grew up attending camp. She has been working in the kitchen for the past six years in various roles, now serving as a cook. Alex graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a degree in Education and works as a teacher. Her favorite camp recipe to make is Peanut Butter Crisp Bars. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and playing with her... read more

Sasha Strouse

Assistant Cook

Sasha joined the Round Lake team in September 2014. Her primary duties include assisting Jodi in the kitchen. She and Ben (who introduced her to RLCC) were married in August of 2014.  When I first started coming around to Round Lake in 2011 to visit Ben, I quickly fell in love with the place. Four years later I am excited to be able to work and serve here. I went to school for ministry, and I... read more

Chelsea Eichelberger

Assistant Cook

Camp is nothing new for Chelsea. With her grandparents and father all working or having worked for the camp at some point, Chelsea has grown up at Round Lake. This is her second summer working as an official summer staff member. Chelsea loves reading books, working with younger kids and hanging out with friends. I have lived at Round Lake all my life. I enjoy working here and seeing my friends... read more

Team 49 Volunteers

Team 49 is an elite group of volunteers. This designation was assigned to highlight our most dedicated volunteers who go above and beyond in their service to the camp. In fact, they volunteer so often that they are regularly mistaken as full-time staff. These committed volunteers serve with Round Lake on average of once per week. We are blessed to call these individuals a part of our team.... read more