Meet Our Staff

  Jamie & Michelle Fischer

Appointed in January 2015, Jamie Fischer and his wife Michelle (Roman) Fischer, a Penn Yan native, joined the full-time staff family at LeTourneau in mid-February 2015.

Previously, Jamie and Michelle spent three-and-a-half years in East Asia as missionaries, sharing the gospel through relationships, discipleship, and teaching English as a second language. Prior to that, Jamie held a pastoral position in Jacksboro, Tenn., serving youth and young adults and coordinating other outreach events and ministry activities church-wide.  Jamie graduated in 2005 with a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care.

Since beginning this new chapter of ministry at LeTourneau, the Fischer’s service to the Lord has been blessed as they have faithfully served the surrounding churches and believers in the region and energetically discipled their staff toward growth in Christ. Their leadership at camp has fostered a growing staff team that is encouraged and inspired to pursue all that God has for LeTourneau! Both Jamie and Michelle are encouraged for the future and what the Lord plans to do through them and the staff for the region!

 

Jason & Ginger Dailey

Jason joined the LeTourneau staff family at the new Program Director with the support of his wife Ginger (Hendrix) Dailey in March of 2019.  One of his roles thus far in serving LeTourneau has involved expanding and growing our kids day camps. In addition he is also looking to create an attractive calendar of events throughout each year for our guests and surrounding region to enjoy!

Jason is originally from Missouri, just outside of St. Louis, where he lived for most of his life. He has held many positions in the past involving the areas of sports, recreation and ministry. He has thirteen years of experience working with Upward Sports (10 years as Upward Sports Director) and two years as an Athletic Director for Church of the Rescued & Redeemed. in addition, he worked with this church on staff for ten months preaching and also worked for LifeWay as a store manager. Since joining us on staff at LeTourneau, Jason has created such a fun environment at camp through his programming and events. The Lord has truly blessed us with a creative and passionate individual to help this area grow for our community and the Lord’s reach!

Shane & Renee Collins

Joining us in 2019, both Shane Collins and Renee (Thompson) Collins have been serving with us for close to a year now! Shane was hired in April of 2019 as our new Office Manager and Renee joined soon after in September as our Dining Hall Hostess. In addition to that role, she is also serving as a support for our special projects around campus. These two we’re engaged when they were hired, but now are newlywed as they were married in December of 2019!

Shane grew up in the Newark, NY area just north of the camp and has a history in business, sports and ministry. Graduating out of St. John Fisher with a Sport Management degree he got involved with Cru (Campus Crusade) while at Fisher and from there heard and followed the Lord’s call into ministry. He has since pursued and achieved a Masters of Divinity in Discipleship & Church Ministry through the online program at Liberty University and has been faithfully serving his church at Cross Creek as a former youth leader and current Young Adult Director. Since joining us at LeTourneau, Shane has shown his desire to serve the Lord in any way needed. We are excited to have him on staff with us!

Renee was born in Scranton, PA but she spent much of her childhood growing up living as a missionary in Durban, South Africa. Since moving back to the states at 17 years of age, she has earned her Bachelors degree in Christian Counseling at Clarks Summit University in addition to an Associates in Architecture at Onondaga Community College. She has a strong gift for interior design in addition to an extensive background in vocational ministry as she spent all of her childhood in a missionary household. She loves to quilt and has a very keen eye to make an environment feel just like home! We are thankful for Renee’s desire to serve and add her gifts to the dining hall and the camp environment for our guests!

 

D’Andre McCarter

D’Andre McCarter is our newest staff member, joining us in February of 2020 as our new Chef! We look forward in anticipation for what God is going to do through the new addition of Chef D’Andre!

D’Andre was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama where he studied Culinary Arts & Sciences at Culinard, The Culinary Institute.  Inspired to pursue a career in the culinary business, he decided to learn the trade by performing the trade, rather than just depending on attending culinary school. D’Andre has had a passion for cooking from the age of 16. Blending international flavors with other cuisines and fusioning comfort food together, he finds this style gives him more creativity in the kitchen.

D’Andre has been in the food service business for more than a decade. He has also worked as a Private Chef for top celebrities and corporate executives. His experience encompasses independent and corporate restaurants, country clubs, assisted-living facilities, banquets, catering, and even Private Chef to Atlanta elite. After many years of working as a Industry Chef, D’Andre has yielded himself and his gifts to follow the Lord’s leading and be a service in the LeTCC ministry. He believes serving Gods people is the greatest reward and we are so excited to have him with us!

Gerri Moose (and the late Avis Sowl)

More than 60 years ago, Avis and Gerri, friends and fellow houseparents at an orphanage in Kentucky, accepted an offer from then-director Harold Seeley to “help out” for two weeks at Camp. The two weeks turned into a few more, then a summer, and 50 years later, their impact on Camp and its many generations of summer staff and staff families has been a special testimony and light to all who know and love them. For years, both ladies cooked in the Camp kitchen, with Gerri earning raving reviews for her delicious cinnamon rolls served at breakfast. Avis, manwhile would garner accolades for her chocolate chip cookies that were known to be bigger than your fist. 

For years during the warmer months they would spend a great deal of time supervising the maids serving in the Lodge and Bethany House. They also planted and maintained several lovely garden beds around the Camp property (Avis’s rose bushes near the Lodge are especially famous) and in the “off-season” painted, stenciled and sewed to decorate numerous Camp buildings.

A number of Avis’s paintings adorn the walls of guest rooms in the Lodge, Bethany House and cottages while Gerri kept the summer staff in clean uniforms working from a central laundry room under the former Dining Hall.

Avis and Gerri have served as shining lights at LeTourneau, radiating the spirit of Christ to all that have crossed their path. In 2006, their 50th year of service was marked with a special celebration. Then again in 2011, the Avis and Gerri Fund was established to compensate the seasonal summer staff (teens and young adults) who serve the many summer campers attending programs and events during the busiest months of the year. The Camp family celebrated Avis’s 90th birthday in the spring of 2012 and celebrated Gerri’s 90th with a special alumni reunion event in the summer of 2015. On July 1st, 2016, our dear Avis went home to be with the Lord. In August of 2016, a special thank you recognition for Gerri was hosted to mark the 60th year of service given.

Bob & Mary Ann Anderson

Bob & Mary Ann began their ministry work with LeTourneau Christian Center in February 2017. Bob attended school in Staten Island, NY.  He graduated from Cobleskill with a Landscape Design degree.  Bob has been in the building trades for the last 25 years doing remodeling as well as New Home construction.

Upon joining our staff Bob hit the ground running with a project in the lodge to update and modernize the first floor.  He continues to tackle the big projects such as the new sound system for the Tabernacle and most recently leading the building of the new staff house. He and Mary Ann have been married since 2005 and he has a daughter, Lydia. Any one that has come to camp in the last few years can see what a hard worker and amazing servant that Bob is!

Mary Ann also got started assisting Bob with the Lodge renovation in 2017. She has since spearheaded the housekeeping department keeping the accomodations updated and beautiful for our guests.  The downstairs floor of our Lodge is always of the highest appearance with its’ beautiful and very comfortable furnishings.   LeTourneau is grateful to have her insights and interior decorating talents!  We look forward to Bob and Mary Ann bringing all their gifts and talents to our ministry.

Sara Hullings

Sara Hullings is another one of our recent hires as she joined our team in January of 2020. Sara has come aboard and will be joining Mary Ann as one of our Housekeeping Staff.

Sara was originally from Penn Yan, NY where she was born and raised. Her first working experiences during her teenage years involve working as a blueberry picker at the Sugar Shack in addition to working at JoAnn Fabrics for a short time after college. Speaking of college, Sara also furthered her education after high school and attended SUNY Oswego where she received her Bachelors degree in History.

Following her college education, Sara has most recently been working at a Holiday Inn where she was serving in housekeeping and as a breakfast attendant. Sara currently attends Penn Yan Bible Church and is also involved in the Women of the World ladies group there. She enjoys 3D puzzles, reading, hiking, sowing, and spending time with her cat Bandit! We are very excited to have her joining our staff here at LeTCC!

Mark Champlin

Mark Champlin is another new addition to our staff family as he joined us in January of 2020. Mark recently joined us as our new Maintenance Manager, but has also been a huge asset as he is able to step up into many different roles on campus.

Growing up in Geneva, NY, Mark attended Geneva High School where he was a student athlete participating in lacrosse and wrestling. In addition, he also spent much of his childhood working with his dad at their family owned glass company. Graduating from Geneva, he spent a few years gaining work experiences with the Newark State School before moving to southern California where he worked at a plastics plant and in high-rise glass replacement. After some time in California, Mark then made the decision to move back to NY. He has since been a faithful attender and servant with his church at Geneva Christian Fellowship in addition to his thirty-one year service working as a Union Glazier before his recent retirement. 

Most recently since Mark’s retirement, he heard about an opportunity for his gifts and abilities to the Lord has given him at LeTCC. He felt the Lord’s call to come out of retirement to join our staff team and serve alongside of us and we are so thankful to have him as a part of our team! 

Kierra McClure

Another member of our staff that is near and dear to the LeTourneau family is our very own Kierra McClure! Kierra has spent many summers involved here on campus as a member of THE WAY Summer Staff program and most recently a student in our year-long WAY School of Discipleship Program in 2018-19. After graduating from THE WAY Program, she joined our staff in September of 2019 and we are so thankful to have her!

Kierra originally grew up in the town of Cohocton and is an alumni of Wayland Cohocton Central School. For the past 5 summers, she has been serving in almost every area here at camp. She has served in areas such as housekeeping, special projects, the dining hall, and mainly the kitchen among other areas. Most recently, since being hired as a staff member she has still held the same responsibilities, but has a very special gift in the kitchen as there have been instances where she has taken the role of head chef when we’ve needed help in serving a group.

Some of Kierra’s hobbies include teaching herself new instruments and being involved in most things musical. She likes to do puzzles, go running, be outdoors, and enjoys playing basketball or ultimate frisbee. For the past 5 years, she has spent summers and even a whole year dedicated to the work God is doing here at LeTourneau. She believes it is the Lords leading that fueled her desire to stay as a member of our staff and we all agree! “I absolutely love my “position” at camp because its not just one, I get to work pretty much everywhere; wherever I am needed. Working within the family of God is always such a blessing and it benefits much growth and encouragement!” We are thankful to have Kierra serving with us!

We praise the Lord for the faithful help of each of these servant-leaders!