Year-Round Staff

Meet the team that helps this ministry happen throughout the year
James Zorn

James Zorn

Interim Executive Director

James grew up in Cavalier, ND.  He loves to serve his community and his church.  He is on his church council, the Eastern North Dakota Synod Council and prior to serving in his current role of Interim Executive Director,  he was Vice President of the Board of Directors for Park River Bible Camp .

Kari Mast

Kari Mast

Program Director

Kari grew up in a small town in Texas going to church camp since she was 5 years old.  Kari went to Texas Lutheran University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. She hopes to further her education in intercultural religion in following years.  Currently she lives in Park River with her Fiance and two cats. She plays the drums, guitar, and banjo. Kari also loves camping, quilting, and traveling (especially to Walt Disney World).
Jerry McIlwain

Jerry McIlwain

Site Director

Jerry grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. At age 22 he joined the army and moved to New York. He currently has 40+ years of construction experience. He also ran his own business in Washington where he focused on siding, windows, and roofing. In 2008, he settled down in North Dakota near one of his daughters and her family. In addition to being a wonderful grandfather to his 14 grandchildren (12 boys and 2 girls), he has also played many roles in the ministry of Park River Bible Camp. From cooking for retreats to assisting in fixing leaks, installing floors and general maintenance he has done a little bit of everything.  In 2017 he officially started as our On-Site Director.

Jessica Schumann

Jessica Schumann

Remote Office Manager

Jessica grew up in Park River, ND. She currently lives in Barnesville, MN with her husband, three kids, two cats and one dog. After 8 1/2 years of being a stay at home Mom, Jessica decided to get back into the workforce as a Remote Office Manager with the Park River Bible Camp.
Patty

Patty

Coming Soon
Alexander Nelson

Alexander Nelson

Program Associate

Alexander grew up in the Blanchard and Hillsboro area of ND. He currently lives onsite with his two roommates, Buttons and Umbra. He is a Program Associate as well as High Ropes and Climbing Tower Coordinator.
Emily Vogsland

Emily Vogsland

Program Associate

Emily grew up on her family farm outside of Grafton, ND. She currently lives in Park River, ND after recently moving back from Montana where she resided for the past 4 years. She is a Program Associate at Park River Bible Camp.

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