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Full Time Staff

Ben Strouse

Management Team: Private Retreat & Program Manager

Ben has been a regular at Round Lake for most of his life. 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 overseeing programming has been a natural fit for him. Ben also enjoys spending time with his... read more

Brianna Cooper-Risser

Management Team: Process Specialist & Camp Store Manager

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 later transitioned to the role of Process Specialist & Camp Store Manger. In her free time, Brianna enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking and spending time... read more

Sam Spence

Management Team: Operations Manager & Finance

Click here to schedule a meeting with Sam Spence   Sam first started working at Round Lake part-time in the summer of 2010. Sam accepted a full-time position in May of 2013. He and his wife Chelsea live on the camp property and serve as caretakers year round. Sam focuses on the business and operations side of camp management including human resources, employee management, finance, graphic design... read more

Troy Cleland

Facilities Coordinator

Troy grew up going to Round Lake as a camper while attending Grove Church of Christ in Gambier, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he went to Kentucky Christian College to earn his Business Degree to pursue camp ministry. He met his wife Melissa there, and the two have been married for 25 years. They have a daughter named Aslinn, who is serving in ministry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan... read more

Evan Troxel

Wilderness Camp Coordinator

Evan joined the Round Lake team in May of 2024. He coordinates Round Lake's Wilderness Camp in Licking County.

Jodi Keener

Food Service Coordinator

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

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

Randy Steiner

Maintenance Assistant

Originally from Greensburg, PA, Randy joined the Round Lake team in March of 2022. He previously served at the Christian Children's Home in Wooster for 24 years. He worked as a teaching parent, ropes course director and assistant in the maintenance department. Randy is married with 3 adult sons and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, splitting wood and spending time with his... read more

Part Time Staff

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. My favorite thing about working here is the excitement of... 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 often be found enjoying his hobbies of body work... 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.

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