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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

Human Resources/Operations Manager

Sam first started working at Round Lake part time in the summer of 2009. Sam started working full-time at Round Lake in May of 2013. He and his wife Chelsea live on the camp property. Sam focuses on the business side of camp management including marketing, human resources, employee management, graphic design, marketing, website/social media and publications. When Sam is not in his office you will... 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. Ben is passionate about anything related to games, so being Program Director has been a natural fit for him. Ben also enjoys spending time with... read more

Brianna Cooper-Risser

Process Specialist

Brianna first attended Round Lake as a seven-month-old infant at Spring Family Camp. Since then, she has experienced Round Lake as a camper, volunteer and summer staff. She joined the full-time team as the Office Manager in February of 2014 and transitioned to Process Specialist in 2021. In her free time, Brianna enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking and spending time with her spouse and three children... 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

Kim Derr

Golf Course Superintendent

Kelly Jo Ickes


Kellyn is a 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

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

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. 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

Sue Snively


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


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

Linda Yoder

Office Assistant

I first experienced Round Lake as a young child making deliveries with my father John (Jack) Kelley (from Marlboro Christian Church) who produced most of the printed materials for the camp. I have fond memories of the Winter Camp Retreats, Engaged Couples Retreat, Family Campouts and then sending my own children to camp weeks and retreats.    I semi-retired in 2017 with over 20 years experience... 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