Executive Directors

Executive Directors function as the chief executive officer for the organization with responsibility for overall leadership in the organization. Responsibilities typically include leadership in the areas of administration, program, financial development and planning. Executive directors report directly to the board of directors.

Executive Director – Lutheran Lakeside Camp
Spirit Lake, IA

Lutheran Lakeside Camp nurtures personal spiritual growth by providing unique opportunities to experience the love and community of Jesus Christ in a joyful environment.

We welcome all people to experience Christian community and grow in faith, rooted in a spacious lakeside setting.

The Executive Director of Lutheran Lakeside Camp provides management and oversight for all operations to include: implementing its vision, guiding its planning, managing its staff, practicing fiscal stewardship, fundraising and marketing

-A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university or seminary or equivalent work experience; At least five years in an organizational leadership position
-Experience in budget development and financial management.
-Experience in raising funds including annual gifts and major gifts.
-Experience in providing oversight in hospitality, accommodations, food service and guest services.
-Experience in leadership development and programming.
-Experience in camp/retreat based Christian Ministry preferred.
-Ability to relate to LLC Association clergy and lay members, three synod bishops and synod staff, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Outdoor Ministry staff, Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Region 5 team
-An active faith in Jesus Christ through membership in an ELCA congregation
-Commitment to Word and Service ministry and a servant leadership style

Rev. David Halaas, Interim Executive Director


Executive Director – LOMIK (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Indiana-Kentucky Inc.)
Angola, IN

Finance, Fundraising and Development, Communications, Human Resources, Planning and Program Development.

Bachelor’s Degree minimum. Theological Studies, Ministry or other related field is strongly preferred. 5-10 years of applied managerial experience with demonstrated success in leadership of a ministry organization is required.

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Executive Director – Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp
Story City, IA

General Responsibilities:
1. Champion the overall vision and direction of Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp under the Board of Directors.
2. Provide day-to-day leadership and oversight for the staff of Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp.
3. Oversee the various components of the ministry of Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp including program, retreat ministry, development, and operational, financial and facility management.
4. Serve as a key communicator of the mission of Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp to various constituencies including individuals, churches, local organizations, government units, and other organizations.
5. Responsible for insuring all camp licensing regulations and legal requirements are met and that a safe environment is maintained for all campers, guests, and staff.

1. Extensive (5+ years) leadership in ministry with some background in, and a heart for, camping ministry.
2. Be a member of a Lutheran church and familiar with the structure and operations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the Lutheran Church in Mission for Christ and the National Association of Lutheran Churches.
3. Be involved in his or her church and engaged in community organizations as time permits

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Rachel Gustafson


Executive Director – glenhagen farm retreat
Princeton, Illinois

General Responsibilities:
Open a new camp for kids and grown-ups. glenhagen farm retreat is a place to grow, explore and experience the wonders of God’s creation. Big Bureau Creek runs through 65 acres of wooded land complete with trails and a variety of eco-systems. Located 2 hours from Chicago, we offer tent camping on platforms for up to 40 people and a brand new pavilion with washrooms, showers, kitchen and learning space. Work with our board of directors to create curriculum which you will teach, do presentations and events designed to recruit campers, organize policies and procedures, and plan special events for donors and others.Groups from schools, houses of worship of all faiths, scout groups, and not for profit entities will bring their own adults responsible for supervising campers and prepare their own food. Participation and education about gardening, nutrition, healthy cooking and agriculture will be part of the offering. Start date: As early as March 1, 2018. Salary: $42,000-$48,000, plus, if obtainable, we will contribute to health insurance premiums.

College graduate with 3 or more years experience in teaching, camp administration or related fields. Must be a self-starter with strong story-telling skills. Organizational skills are essential.

Nancy Hagen