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Bair Lake Bible Camp 12500 Prang St., Jones, MI 49061
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bobtBob Tissot
Chief Executive Officer 

Bob has spent the majority of his adult life working with young people and families. Teacher, coach, and counselor, then 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 has been around Bair Lake since she was a family camper, and has never quit coming back. She officially joined the staff in 2015. When she insn't working, she loves to bake, watch movies, and spend time with people, especially if there are babies involved. Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nanci TissotNanci Tissot

Director of Marketing

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. You can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

kimKimberly Mechling

Director of Administration

Kimberly has been with Bair Lake for many years and enjoys seeing God work in the multi-generational history of Bair Lake. She and her husband Ray live in Edwardsburg, Michigan. Kimberly 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
Discipleship Manager

Ben has a lifelong history with Bair Lake beginning as a Jr Camper. He currently oversees the Discipleship Program and facilitates the team building program called ACE (Adventure Challenge Education).  Outside of work, Ben is pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies and loves spending time with his wife, Kenzie, and daughters, Eleanor and Gwenyth.

 

sharonSharon Posey
Administrative Assistant

Sharon was 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 over 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
Director of Ministries

Joe hails from Ohio, and is glad to be closer to Notre Dame! He and his wife, Katie, have four 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 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. 

davesDavid Lee Stiles
Director of Operations 

Dave is originally from the Detroit area and attended MSU completing a degree in Turf Management with a specialization in Golf Course management. In 2011 he made a significant career change and decided to join the staff here at Bair Lake. Having been a camper and staffer he has a heart for this ministry and knows the significant role camp can play in a young persons life. Dave and Sarah have five children.

alecAlec Musser 
AV Intern

Alec is serving as the AV technician, videographer, photographer.  If you have an AV need..he's the man!   

 

Anna DeForgeAnna DeForge
Program Manager

Anna has been a Bair Lake lifer growing up at camp. Anna loves serving in the camp environment, volunteering as an EMT on the local EMS Service, and spending time with husband Daniel.

Megan FuhrmanMegan Fuhrman
Office Manager

Megan joined the Bair Lake team in 2015.  She comes from Muskegon, Michigan and has a degree in graphic design. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors (especially Lake Michigan) horses, board games, and spending time with family and friends. You can contact her 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. He currently is pursueing his culinary 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.