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. 

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

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

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

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.  

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

Rev. Eric Bohlman
Term ends January 2022
Pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (Corvallis, OR)
Rev. Eric Bohlman believes camp ministry provides youth with an enriching experiencing experience spiritually, physically, and socially. Lutherwood also serves as a facility for churches and other organizations a space for their retreat purposes, providing a good service. His daughter has attended summer camp the past two summers and this is a way to support a service his family values.

Julie Kresl
Term ends January 2022
St. Luke Lutheran Church (Portland, OR)
ELCA Bible Camps have been a huge part of her life. She grew up in the Midwest so attended m any camps as a child. After college her first job was a Youth Director position at her home church and she attended many camps and have very fond memories of a variety of ELCA camps. She love that the ELCA supports outdoor ministries and she thinks they are vital to growing faith in young people and adults.

John Andrea
Term ends January 2022
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (Tigard, OR)
John Andrea believes that camp is a very powerful environment for young people to grow their faith, away from their parents and their church family. Being around a group of Christians that are their peers and being led by young adults can be life changing.



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 for more information.