Camp Westminster’s staff are carefully chosen and committed to the highest Christian standards. Our year-round staff like our camp counselors are compassionate, trustworthy, friendly, and fun. Most importantly, they serve as strong spiritual examples to our camp counselors and campers. They strive to help camp counselors and campers grow in their personal relationship with others and with Christ.
Andy Rogers is the Director of Camp Westminster. He is responsible for the overall operation of Camp including: the summer camp ministry, program development, camper recruitment, staff recruitment and supervision, public relations and fiscal management. He works closely with and is a member of the Camp Westminster Board of Managers. Andy and his wife Kathy have four daughters: Mikayla, Morgan, Maisey and Maggie. With a degree in Youth Studies, Andy and Kathy have spent the last 16 years serving the Lord in pastoral ministry to youth and families. When not at camp, Andy enjoys time with family and friends, hunting, and hockey. In his own words: “Camping ministries have been a common theme in both our lives. Kathy’s as a camper, counselor, and lifeguard; mine as a camper and Youth Pastor working in various camps to provide weeklong events and weekend retreats for multiple youth groups. In fact, Kathy and I first met as counselors at camp. Over the years we have consistently wondered whether God would choose to lead us into a Christian camping ministry. We’re thrilled the Lord has brought us to Camp Westminster and we hope to serve him faithfully with our lives.”
Eleanor Lilly is Camp Westminster’s Office Administrator, responsible for summer camp registration processing, group rental management, communications, and marketing. Eleanor grew up in Macon, Georgia. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Valdosta State University, she returned to Macon and worked for 10 years in computer technical support and network administration. A midlife career change brought her to Atlanta to attend the Atlanta School of Massage. After receiving her massage therapy certification, Eleanor worked as a therapist in the metro Atlanta area for 7 years. It was during this time that she joined Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she met and married her husband, Chet Lilly. In 2005, Eleanor was hired by Camp Westminster to serve as administrator.In her words, “When I was younger, I would never have considered administrative work or camping ministry to be in my future. The Lord, however, had other plans. The ministry of Camp Westminster means so much to me—it’s truly my ‘mission field’!”
John Veldsema is the Facilities Manager at Camp Westminster and oversees the horses, property rentals, facility updates, maintenance, and housekeeping. He grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. He earned a youth ministries degree at Reformed Bible College, where he met his wife, Jessica. They have two children: Levi and Colette. After dabbling in camp ministry for a summer, they moved into full-time camp life in 2008, relocating to Northern California for 6 years. No matter where he lives, he continues to be an avid Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan.
In his own words: “God has gifted me with an ability to work with my hands, while also giving me a desire to work with youth. Camp Westminster is a place God has brought us to that perfectly combines those elements.”