Raised in Defiance, Ohio, Drew has been Bair Lake’s Executive Director since June, 2018. Drew has a B.S. in Mathematics Education from Ohio Northern University and a J.D from The Ohio State University College of Law. Since then, he has served in the US Air Force as a JAG Attorney, Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Paulding, OH, and Athletic Administrator for Lakewood Park Christian School in Auburn, IN. Drew is married to his wife, Kelly and they have 10 kids: Seth, Noah, Isaiah, Elijah, Grace, Zechariah, Mercy, Hope, Peace, and Micaiah. Drew enjoys spending time with family, reading, attending his kid's sporting events, and serving the Church.
Joe Hughes has been our Director of Ministries since 2014. Before that, Joe served as a high school math teacher, an outdoor education instructor at Michindoh Conference Center, and Director of Outdoor Education and Programming at Heartland Conference Retreat Center in Ohio. Joe also serves as the CCCA Michigan Secretary. Joe enjoys reading, woodworking, time in the outdoors (fishing, hiking, camping, hunting) and spending time with his wife, Katie, and his four children, Andrew, Natalie, Owen, and Jack.
Jon has been our Director of Operations since February, 2020. He was born and raised in Sturgis, MI. Jon's wife, Lindsey, was a camper at BLBC for many years, and their children have all been campers from the moment they were old enough! Jon and Lindsey became interested in full-time ministry at BLBC after volunteering several times over the summer. Jon previously worked as a store manager at Walgreens. Jon enjoys spending time with his family, watching his kids' sporting events, and working outdoors. Jon and Lindsey have 5 kids: Regan, Alec, Natalie, Erin, and Catherine.
Daniel was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan. He has been on staff at Bair Lake Bible Camp in different roles since 2013. He now serves as our Advancement Administrator. Daniel also serves as a firefighter and medical first responder for the Newberg Township Fire Department. He enjoys hunting, golfing, spending time with his daughter Audrey, and wife Anna.
Jacob joined the BLBC team as Food Service Manager in 2020. Jacob was on summer staff in 2018 (where he met his wife Meaghan), and he served as an intern for a year and a half shortly thereafter. Jacob and Meaghan have been married since May, 2020! A few of Jacob's interests include hunting, golfing, and weightlifting.
Caitlin was raised in Sterling Heights, MI. After growing up camping and serving on summer staff, she became an intern in 2015 and joined the full-time staff in 2016 as Housekeeping Manager. She previously served as a nanny for six years. In her free time Caitlin loves to bake, watch a good movie, and spend time with the people she loves.
Bryan was born and raised in Canton, MI. He came to BLBC first as a camper and then as a summer staffer. He has been married to his wife Morgan for four years. Bryan holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies from Asbury University. He enjoys leatherworking, reading, and playing guitar.
Bekah was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. She has previously worked at Disney World, SeaWorld, and Pretty Lake Camp in Mattawan, MI. Her career as Bair Lake Bible Camp began as an intern and Day Camp Director for a year and a half before moving into her current role as Guest Experience Manager. She thrives in this role, as she is passionate about making people feel welcome and increasing efficiency! Bekah enjoys anything crafty, working in her garden, and kayaking.
Preston moved to Bair Lake Bible Camp in 2018 from Goshen, IN. He attended YWAM in Pittsburgh and worked as an automotive technician in southwest Michigan. Preston and his wife Taylor have been married since April, 2016. His interests include working on cars and motorcycles, riding motorcycles, growing hot peppers, and making homemade sauces. His dream is to start a side business to sell his homemade sauces.
Rae comes to us from Auburn, Indiana. She holds a degree in liberal studies with concentrations in business administration, kinesiology, and youth ministry from Bethel University, Mishawaka, IN. She loves playing volleyball, hiking, and watching movies. Her deepest passions are serving others and sharing God’s love and faithfulness.
Kat grew up in Howe, IN and came to BLBC as a camper, junior staffer, and summer staffer. She also served as the Assistant Day Camp Director for two summers. Kat graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2019 and worked as a first-grade teacher before coming to BLBC. Kat enjoys traveling, reading, and dancing.
Noelle was raised in Bellefontaine, OH. She has been a camper, junior staffer, and intern at BLBC in the past. She has also served as the Marketing and Development Associate at Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA. Noelle has been married to her husband, Brad, since September, 2018. She enjoys working on their fixer upper, taking ballroom dancing lessons with Brad, running, and playing games with friends.
Dwight hails from South Bend, IN where he lives with his wife Julie. He recently retired from teaching high school mathematics and was searching for an accounting position when he landed at BLBC. Dwight and Julie have 3 children, 2 who live nearby and 1 who is home in heaven. Dwight enjoys following Chicago sports teams, biking, and serving as an elder at his church.
Anna grew up at Bair Lake Bible Camp. After a short time away working at another camp, she returned home to join the full-time staff in 2011. Anna married her best friend, Daniel, in 2015. She loves serving as an EMT at the local EMS department, puzzles, and very good food!