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bobtBob Tissot
Chief Executive Officer 

Bob has spent the majority of his adult life working with young people and families. From life as a teacher, coach, and counselor to his current position as the CEO of Bair Lake Bible Camp, his life is filled with opportunities to minister into the lives of others. Bob enjoys reading, traveling, and a good conversation. Bob married his wife Nanci in 1983, and they have seven adult children (yes we include the in-laws!) and one grandson. Above all Bob desires to be a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.  

CaitlinCaitlin Padgett
Housekeeping Manager

Caitlin is a long-time Bair Laker having begun her experience here as a Jr Camper. When she isn't cleaning Caitlin is pouring into the lives of teen-age girls, mentoring, laughing, cooking and more. 

Nanci TissotNanci Tissot
Marketing Director

Nanci has a lifetime history here at Bair Lake, beginning as a camper at the age of 9. She met her husband Bob at Bair Lake in 1983, and they began their full time ministry here in 1989. Nanci loves camp and seeing how God has worked, is working, and will work in the future. 


Ashley Smith Guest Services ManagerAshley Smith 
Guest Services Manager

Ashley is excited to be a part of the Bair Lake team. She loves to take care of people’s needs so that they can focus on what really matters and connect with the Lord. She loves to meet for breakfast, go for hikes, learn new things, and in general, spend time with people. Ashley has served at multiple campes in the past and is ready to greet you. You can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

kimKimberly Mechling

Finance Director

Kimberly has been with Bair Lake for 13 years and enjoys seeing God work in the multi-generational history of Bair Lake. She and her husband Ray live in Edwardsburg, Michigan. Kim is a thankful follower of Jesus Christ and enjoys animals, gardening, and warm weather! "I run in the path of your commands because you have set my heart free"

benbBen Beaghan
Program Specialist

Ben facilitates our team building, high ropes course, double zip line, climbing wall, the Stand, Nessie, and all low elements for our ACE (Adventure Challenge Education) program. He is also managing the Discipleship Program. Outside of work, Ben loves spending time with his wife, Kenzie, and daughters, Eleanor and Gwenyth.


sharonSharon Posey
Administrative Assistant

Sharon was born in Detroit, raised in the U.P. so she is an official YOOPER and proud of it. She loves the beach, sunsets and fall, but most of all loves spending time with her family.  She says  "I GET to work at Bair Lake Bible Camp in the office and have had the privilege to serve alongside some of the most amazing people for nearly 20 years. My delight is truly in the Word of God and knowing Him better." "You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word."

pamPam Watkins
Food Service Assistant 

Pam has worked at Bair Lake for over 12 years and most recently moved from housekeeping to the kitchen.  She is a devoted mom and loves to cook and travel with her husband, Darrel.

joeJoe Hughes
Program Director

Joe hails from Ohio, and is glad to be further away from the Buckeyes and closer to Notre Dame! He and his wife, Katie, have three kids. Joe was a high school math teacher until finding his true calling in camping ministry. He has been at Bair Lake since 2014. Joe is passionate about mentoring young people and fulfilling the Great Commission. He enjoys spending time with his family, being in the outdoors, reading, watching college football, eating pie, and trying new hot sauces!

Daniel DeForgeDaniel DeForge
Event Coordinator

Daniel loves being a part of Bair Lake Bible Camp’s Ministry! He also loves serving the community by working as a firefighter on the local fire department and serving in other ways in our local community. 

davesDave Stiles
Site & Facility Director

Dave hails from the Detroit area and attended MSU completing a degree in Turf Management, specializing in Golf Course management.  In 2011 he made a significant career decision to become the Site and Facility Director at Bair Lake. Having been a camper and staffer he has a heart for this ministry and knows the significant impact camp makes.

Jim RozeboomJim Rozeboom
Site & Facility Manager

Jim joined us in 2014. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, and his family.  


Anna DeForgeAnna DeForge
Program Manager

Anna has been serving as the Program Manager for 4 years, and before that as an intern and summer staffer. Anna loves working at camp, serving as an EMT on the local EMS Service, and most recently enjoying her new status as loving wife to her husband Daniel.

Megan FuhrmanMegan Fuhrman
Office Manager

Megan came on board the Bair Lake team in 2015.  She enjoys the outdoors, horses, photography, and spending time with family and friends. You can email all questions to Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


samSam Shamaoun
Food Service Manager

Sam grew up in Troy, Michigan where he attended Wayne State University, graduating with a Nutrition and Food Science degree. Sam enjoys outdoor activities such as water skiing, snowboarding, and rock wall climbing. Of course, at the top of his list is spending time with his wife, Bethany, daughter, Rosa, and son, Sebastian.

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