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Staff

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

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

Housekeeping

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

Jeremy Whitmore

Head of Grounds/Maintenance

Jeremy started working for Round Lake in May of 2017. He has worked in the grounds keeping/snow plowing field most of his life. He started cutting grass at age 7 and went into business at age 14. When not working at Round Lake, Jeremy works for Western Holmes Fire District where he has been an active member since 2005. He is currently the district's first and only fire inspector.  In his free... 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

Frank Wayne Keener

Grounds/Maintenance

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

Alex Strouse

Cook

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. She also works at Pomerene Hospital. Her favorite camp recipe to make is Peanut Butter Crisp Bars. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and... read more

Becky Krieg

Registrar

A long-time camp supporter, Becky first started working at Round Lake as a volunteer in our office and camp store. Since then, she has served as a summer cook, golf course worker and more. She is currently in training in our office, learning the camp's registration program. Becky and her husband, Jeff, attend Nashville Church of Christ where Becky also serves as one of the key volunteers in the... read more

Sue Snively

Cook

Hailing from Nashville Church of Christ, Sue started working at the camp in 2017. In addition to serving at summer camps, she also loves helping during retreats throughout the year.

Susan Powers

Cook

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. They are now blessed with four grandchildren. Susan has served in camp since the day she met Lance. Currently, she assists in the kitchen and helps with housekeeping at the camp. She attends Nashville Church of... read more

Jodee Derr

Golf Course Manager

Jodee has been a familiar face and a great neighbor of Round Lake Christian Camp for many years. Jodee manages the Round Lake Golf Course Clubhouse, staff, merchandise and food. When Jodee isn't in the club house you can find her out on the course helping with course maintenance and projects, or helping in the kitchens at camp. We are blessed to have Jodee and her husband at the Round Lake Golf... read more

Delon Vansickle

Janitor

Rico Barcus

Golf Course Grounds

Ron Pratt

Golf Course Grounds

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