Meet our Board of Directors!

 

Alan Christensen, President
Term ends January 2020
St. Luke Lutheran Church (Portland, OR)
Alan is a native Oregonian but spent a good deal of his adult life in Montana, where he had a long affiliation with a Lutheran outdoor ministry. Being a Board member at Camp Lutherwood Oregon became more feasible after his retirement and when her grandchildren began going to camp. Alan sees great growth potential in the camp and hopes that he can help it realize that potential. 

Libby Isensee, Vice President
Term ends January 2020
West Linn Lutheran Church (West Linn, OR)

Craig Farnstrom, Treasurer
Term ends January 2019
St. Luke Lutheran Church (Portland, OR)
Craig lives in Tualatin, OR with his wife Cindi and children Kyle and Rachel. They first learned about camp in 2012 going to a Family Camp weekend. Craig joined the board to give back to a place that quickly became near to our family’s heart.

Donna Koehneke
Term ends January 2019
Peace Lutheran Church (West Salem, OR)
Donna, a Michigan native, was taught at an early age to appreciate the outdoors and farming through many years of 4-H experiences. She is a retired teacher; enjoying the flexible time her schedule allows being a part-time church organist/musician and community volunteer. Donna’s first experience at Camp Lutherwood Oregon was being greeted at the bridge when her children attended camp in the ’80s and ’90s. In 2015 she had three generations of family enjoying Family Camp together over the 4th of July. Donna feels that is an honor to serve on the board and be involved in the on-going mission, vision and core values of Camp Lutherwood.  

Pastor Jeremy Lucke
Term ends January 2019
Peace Lutheran Church (Philomath, OR)
Pastor Jeremy feels that Camp Lutherwood Oregon makes an impact upon the lives of youth.  The staff cares about the spiritual development of its campers, setting them up for a more abundant life as they return home. He desires to make this more known to people of all ages.

Pastor Kelle Nelson DeBruin
Term ends January 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Portland, OR)
Pastor Kelle believes that Camp Lutherwood Oregon has been a source of support for her and her family for a very long time. She feels that it is an honor to be able to serve on the board, to not only give back but to ensure Lutherwood can help others.

Barry McPherson
Term ends January 2021
Atonement Lutheran Church (Newport, OR)

Joanna Palmer
Term ends January 2021
Emmaus Lutheran Church (Eugene, OR)

Matt Johnson
Term ends January 2021
Redeemer Lutheran Church (Tigard, OR)

 

Interested in joining the team? Know someone who would make a great board member? We’re accepting applications and nominations for one- to three-year terms. Contact office@lutherwoodoregon.org for more information.