Greenwood Ministries Association Contact Info:
703 S. Greenville West Dr.
Suite #7 – 252
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754 -7258
Camp Contact Info:
13564 MaClain Ave
Gowen, MI 49326
(616) 754 -7258
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Greenwood Ministries Association Board:
President: Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge (class of 2023)
Karen serves as Pastor of the North Kent Presbyterian Church in Rockford, Michigan. She also served at Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, was the Interim Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church in Holland, the Executive Director of WITNESS, a nonprofit at Hope College, and was a Chaplain and Worship Leader at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Karen has worked for the American Red Cross and is on the Board of Directors for Machine Guard & Cover Co., a family-owned plastic thermoforming business. She has a long list of other services to the Presbytery, particularly at Camp Greenwood.
Secretary: Donna Paul-Bonham (class of 2022)
Donna fell in love with Camp Greenwood during the summer of 1979. She served two summers as a counselor, followed by one summer as program director. God redefined her sense of call while she was at Camp Greenwood. She graduated from Michigan State University and received her master’s degree from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA. As life took her to Arkansas and Indiana she always felt called to seek out and volunteer at the Presbytery Youth Camps. Now she is fortunate to be back living in southwest Michigan. Even before returning to Michigan she and her husband, Scott, also a Camp Greenwood Staff alumni, were seeking out ways to reconnect with this beloved camp where they met. They both thoroughly enjoy and look forward to serving as Camp Chaplains each summer. Donna was honored to be invited to be on the Greenwood Ministry Association Board.
Treasurer: Sally Luidens (class of 2024)
I am a graduate of Aquinas College and currently live in Grand Rapids. I have had the privilege of traveling quite a bit, my current favorite destination is Iceland. I am a former Camp Greenwood camper and am looking forward to the time when my two young grandsons can join that tradition.
Board Member: Amy Henson-Bohlen (class of 2023)
Hi, my name is Amy Henson-Bohlen, my history with Camp Greenwood started as a CIT (Counselor in Training) in 1985 and continued to a counselor in 1987-88. I am currently a parent of 3 Camp Greenwood Campers. I have served on the Camp Greenwood Agency as a member and president and continued on as a board member on the Greenwood Ministries Association after the Lake Michigan
Presbytery dissolved the camp agency. I have experience as camp director in Alliance, Ohio, and a director of School-age Child Care programs. I served on the State of Michigan advisory board for all out-of-school time programs and helped revise licensing rules for daycare, school age, and camps.
I live in Sturgis and am a member of the Presbyterian Church there, I also serve as Sturgis’ representative for Lake Michigan Presbytery. My husband, Mark, and I are Alma College graduates. We are both thankful for the relationships we and our children have made at camp with other campers, staff
and most importantly God.
Board Member: Kimberly Covell (class of 2024)
Kim and her family bought their home on the lake in ’83 and moved full-time in ’93. She has raised both their children Amber and Nicholas there and worked for the postal service for 37 years. She would love to be on the board to help support this Camp and help it move forward.
Board Member: Angela Kohls (class of 2024)
Long-time campers, staffer, and Greenwood Supporter. She is a Paramedic/FF/IC and will lend her expertise. She would like to be a part of keeping Greenwood a safe haven for our youth.
Board Member: Hal Hobson-Morse (class of 2023)
Hal grew up in Lansing, was a member and choir director of North Presbyterian Church there, and was a Greenwood Gator in the 1970’s. Inspired by a summer MADD camp, he served as a missionary with the Covenant Players Christian drama ministry for eleven years. Hal now lives in Kalamazoo, works as an elementary general music teacher, and is involved in local theatre and music organizations there. He is also an avid hiker, biker and kayaker. His conviction is that natural spaces that demonstrate the beauty of God’s creation bless and inspire the spirit, and that places and experiences like Camp Greenwood should be available and accessible to all children and youth.
Camp Director: Jake Dayringer
Jacob has been involved with Camp Greenwood since 2012 as a counselor, program director, and agency member. He is a graduate of Alma College and is currently working for the Gratiot‑Isabella Regional Education Services District in Ithaca, Michigan in its Tech Department. Jacob is captivated by the ways in which God uses a place as beautiful as Camp Greenwood to do God’s work.
Assistant Camp Director: Krista Botting
Krista grew up attending Camp Greenwood as a camper for 12 years through both her home churches, Ionia First Presbyterian and Lansing First Presbyterian. She completed her degree in Biology from Alma College in 2018 and has since used her knowledge and skills for seasonal work researching raptor species during spring and fall migration. In the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2020, Krista joined the Greenwood camp staff as a counselor, waterfront director, and virtual staff. As a life-long Gator, she is excited to see how Camp Greenwood will grow and flourish, bringing a sense of belonging, love, and community to children and their families in the coming years.
Assistant Treasurer: Rev. Bill Pinches
Bill serves as the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mason, Michigan. He has served as a chaplain at Camp Greenwood for five summers and served on the Leadership Team for the Presbytery of Lake Michigan for five years prior to accepting an invitation to join the Greenwood Ministries Association organizing board at the beginning of 2017. He is a graduate of Bates College and Princeton Theological Seminary. Bill enjoys running, swimming, cycling, and competing in races of various distances, including a full-distance triathlon (140.6 miles) in the summer of 2016. He has a lovely wife and five sons, who are avid Magic: The Gathering players.