Meet the Staff....
Krislund staff is getting ready for a fun and adventure-filled summer! Each staff member wears many hats as they work to provide great summer programs and year-round ministries, maintain quality facilities, and provide gracious hospitality to all. The staff is comprised of individuals who have been involved with Krislund for the past few years along with individuals who have been involved in the ministry almost since its beginning. Krislund is truly blessed to have a staff of such dedicated professionals!
Megan Riddick, INTERIM Director
Originally from McDonough, GA, Megan came to Krislund in summer of 2014 and joined the staff full time in 2017. God made it evident to go into ministry and opened up the opportunity to come to the wilderness and work at a camp and impact the lives of campers. She enjoys working with children, sharing the love of Jesus and the beautiful mountains here at camp Krislund. For fun, Megan hikes, quilts/crafts, cooks, works with youth at the local church, and explores new places. She is always up for a new adventure and has a joyful spirit.
Julianna Brady, Traveling Day camp/Program Director
Julianna is serving as the Program and Traveling Day Camp Director at Camp Krislund. She has been serving alongside her husband Luke at Krislund for 3 years. Julianna and Luke are seeking ways to serve Christ as missionaries, and Krislund has offered a great learning experience for them to learn the heart of service.
Tammy Colwell, Meetings & Conferences Coordinator
As a native of State College, PA., Tammy first came to Krislund in the 60's as a camper. In the 70's, she became a member of the summer staff. As she married and had a family, she became a volunteer Krislund board member for 20 years before joining the Krislund office staff in 2010. Tammy enjoys serving God in this beautiful place that has been such an important part of her life. She loves spending time with family, gardening, walking and communing with nature in general.
Mary D'Ambrosia, Office Manager
Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Mary grew up going to Camp Pine Springs. In retirement, Mary came to Krislund as a volunteer and joined the staff in 2010, excited to give youth from her church a chance to grow up with the camp experience. She most enjoys working with families that send their children to Krislund. In her spare time, Mary is active in her church, loves spending time with her granddaughter, walking with her family, reading and crocheting.
Ken Clouser, Building and Grounds
A life-long farmer, native of Madisonburg and owner of Clouser Enterprises, Ken has a long history at Krislund. Ken and his wife helped cook at camp on the weekends throughout the 80's. He was hired as the Director of Maintenance from 1994-1996 and has helped in the building of several facilities on site. He returned in 2013, and his knowledge of the Krislund site has brought great value to the maintenance staff. Ken enjoys the challenge, the location, and the folks here at Krislund. For fun, he hunts, builds arrows, and farms.
Jean Gerber, registration and marketing
A native of Bellefonte, Jean grew up coming to Krislund as a camper in the late 60's. In the 70's, she went through the CIT (Counselor in Training) program and then went on to become a counselor at Krislund. After retiring from her work in the business community, Jean came back to Krislund, first as a volunteer and then as staff. She enjoys the energy, enthusiasm, and fellowship she finds at Krislund and is happy for the opportunity to be part of such a great camp. For fun, she golfs, gardens, exercises, and volunteers with various organizations.
Randy McMunn, mission outreach/adventure coordinator
In a recurring theme that happens with “Krislund Kids," Randy originally came to Krislund as a camper in the 60’s and joined the summer staff in the 70’s. After a career in the outdoor adventure field, he found himself joining the Krislund staff upon his retirement. Randy is using his professional background to develop a new team building initiative area, hosting and working with weekend retreats and developing the Mission Outreach program. When not on duty, Randy’s interests include fly-fishing, canoeing, hiking and baseball.
Luke Brady, Worship and Media Director
Luke is a Pennsylvania native who began serving at Krislund in May of 2015 as the worship leader and has now transitioned into the role of Media Director. It brings him great joy to see so many lives touched by Christ during their time at camp. In his free time, he enjoys playing various musical instruments, playing video games, biking, filming/editing videos, writing, reading the Bible, and hiking with my wife.
Ed Mackes, maintenance
Ed is another Madisonburg native who has joined the Krislund maintenance staff and helped with Day Camp transportation in 2016. He enjoys hunting in his spare time.
Gary Powers, maintenance
When Gary heard we needed some help in the maintenance department, he volunteered and then joined the Krislund staff upon his retirement from Penn State. He is a Bellefonte native and is active in numerous civic activities in the Penns Valley Area.
Barry Vance, Volunteer Coordinator
From Washington, PA, Barry, along with his wife, Linda, began the Krislund volunteer program in 2006 after he retired from being a pastor. Being close with Tor Edvar, the very first director at the camp, Barry has been well acquainted with Krislund and all that it stands for since the beginning. He loves fellowship with volunteers and the opportunity to watch the camp improve and broaden its ministry. For fun, Barry enjoys woodworking, wood splitting, wood cutting, reading, and playing with his Grandchildren.
Linda Vance, Fund Development and Grants
Originally from Warren, Ohio, Linda served on the JCCC in 80's and 90's. She began regularly volunteering in 2006. Linda enjoys working with the volunteers and staff here at Krislund as they seek to expand the ministry in new and creative ways. For fun, she bikes, reads, crafts, and does wood turning.
Isaac Brady, Master Intern
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Isaac joined Krislund in the summer of 2015 as a counselor. The following summer he returned as the adventure coordinator, and then this fall he came on the team as an intern. Isaac is grateful for the opportunity he has at Krislund to share God's love and truth as he takes part in the work He is doing. He deeply enjoys being in the woods, climbing things, eating muffins, and creating things such as stories, games, and more.