Meet Our Staff
Get to know the team that makes it happen.
I was born and raised in Northern Illinois, and my spiritual journey began at a very young age when my mom prayed with me to accept Jesus Christ into my life. Christian camp experiences were an incredibly formative part of my life and faith development as I grew up. At sixteen, I rededicated my life to Christ and felt God undeniably calling me to use my one and only life to serve the Kingdom of God. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry from Judson University, and spent the next sixteen years in pastoral ministry as a youth pastor, worship & arts pastor, spiritual formation assistant, and lead pastor of a church plant. Always in the back of my mind was a dream to someday be involved in christian camping.
Born from my passion to help people grow, I founded Breathing Space in 2006 with the mission to provide the space and tools for people to listen and respond to God through spiritual retreats and conferences. In 2008, I received a master’s degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary, after which, I began working in the nonprofit sector where I learned fund development and non-profit leadership. After several years in organizations that served the homeless, I became the Executive Director of The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. In 2018, I received the national certification as a Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and was humbled to be named as one of Rockford, Illinois’ “Twenty People You Should Know.” I answered the call to be the Executive Director of Calvin Crest, moved across the country, and started in January of 2019. I am currently working on my doctorate of ministry in Spiritual Formation from Azusa Pacific University and love applying what I am learning to the ministry context at Calvin Crest. I am married to my soulmate, Cam, and have three adult children, Taylor, Payton (and wife, Alix!), and Graham as well as two dogs, Aspen and Wrigley.
Cam began working at Calvin Crest in March of 2019. Before he and his wife, Tiffany, moved to California, Cam spent twenty years in management in the telecommunications industry and also owned his own fine woodworking business, www.atgprojects.com. He loves to create beautiful spaces for people to connect with God and others and mentor the younger staff on his team. He is honored to be a witness to the great legacy of Calvin Crest and its emerging future. Cam loves to camp and hike in the national parks, go boating and wakeboarding, and create inspiring woodworking projects. He loves to go to the coast with Tiffany and enjoy the beauty and art found there.
Rev. Joshua Kerr
Growing up in a church with close ties to Calvin Crest, I saw both in my own life and the lives of those around me how much of an impact it made in the support of the local church. As a camper, experiences of God’s grace in Sherwood, Jr High Sno-Go, and AIM were key turning points in my growing faith. As a young adult, serving on staff for six years was life-changing. Calvin Crest is where my faith became my own, where I formed my closest friendships, where I met and married my wife, and where I set out on the road that has led me to ordained ministry. It is an honor to serve now as Program Director, and I am excited to see what God has in store in the years to come!
Outdoor School Director
Christina has been here for ten years in various capacities. She first came to Calvin Crest seeking a place where her theology and ministry philosophy closely matched. In her time at camp, her faith has grown through interactions with guests and experiencing God’s providence through times of adversity. She felt called to camp ministry when she was in high school and is grateful for the opportunity to live out that calling through Outdoor School and summer programs. She is a Wilderness First Responder and loves introducing students and campers to the great outdoors! She spends her free time hiking, traveling, and playing board games with friends.
Michelle grew up in the mountain area but did not come up to Calvin Crest until she met her husband, Eric. Prior to working at Calvin Crest, she was a classroom teacher and then homeschooled both of her daughters while also working as a bookkeeper for the past 20 years. Calvin Crest has become a special place to Michelle as she has seen her daughters’ faith grow through years of this camping ministry. Michelle is excited to be part of the Calvin Crest community and to be a part of how God uses camp in the lives of those who come to these grounds. She enjoys camping, hiking, wakeboarding, playing games, and spending time with her family.
Guest Services Manager
Haley first moved to Oakhurst in the fall of 2013 after graduating from Azusa Pacific University. She immediately developed a deep love and connection with the Yosemite area, guiding backpacking trips throughout the Sierra Nevada and serving as the Operations Director for SYMG, a local guiding company, for 6 years. She then began working at Calvin Crest in March of 2022 and feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the Calvin Crest community, helping serve guest groups and supporting the programming offered throughout the year. In her free time, she enjoys adventuring in the Sierra with her daughter Nora and husband Matt and spending quality time with friends and family.
Guest Group Coordinator
Bio coming soon!
Retail & Outdoor Recreation Manager
Taylor first worked on maintenance at Calvin Crest during the summer of 2020, and she quickly fell in love with the beauty of the Sierras. After graduating with her Masters in Business, she served on the events team in Summer 2021, and decided to stay and work Outdoor Ed. In 2022, she moved into Outdoor Recreation and Retail Management. An avid mountain climber and rock climber, Taylor takes every chance she can get to climb in the area. She is a wilderness first responder and loves leading backpacking trips into the high country. She is happiest when hanging with people she loves, eating great food, and drinking LaCroix or Kombucha.
Maddie has been a member of the Calvin Crest community starting in 2011, when she first joined the Sherwood Forest program as a camper. She continued to nurture her relationships with Christ and grow as a disciple each summer at Calvin Crest and was so excited to join summer staff in 2021 as a member of the accommodations crew. Since then, Maddie has helped all around camp as a part of kitchen and accommodations team. She now works in the office where she is happy to answer any inquiries! In her free time, she loves to travel, cook, and spend quality time with family and friends, inlcuding her beautiful nieces and her wild husky, Juniper.
Outdoor School Specialist
Katie’s first interaction with Calvin Crest was when she joined other homeschoolers to pick apples and blackberries as a child. After she was a volunteer cabin leader for Week in the Forest, she wanted to serve on Summer Staff. She believes she is called to love others the way Christ has shown His love to her. She loves Sherwood Forest where there is plenty of laughter, the Craft Condo and all of its supplies, and how she can retreat to a quiet place and enjoy nature. She loves to read, craft, draw, crochet, learn about bugs, and cook! Every fall, Katie can be spotted at Renaissance Fairs all over California!
Matt was raised in Oakhurst and loves living in the mountain community. He received his MDiv from Fresno Pacific University and has served at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church and most recently at Camp Oakhurst as the Activities Director. Matt was hired at the end of 2021 and is serving on the maintenance team, hosting guest groups, helping with events and filling in on the Outdoor Ed team. Matt has been married to Mary for sixteen years and they have three amazing boys, Noah, Micah, and Levi. In his spare time, Matt loves to hike, fish, camp, and hang out with his family and friends.
Outdoor School Specialist
Joel came to Calvin Crest as a camper when he was 12 years old, and on his very first night, it was his goal to work here and serve campers the same way he was served. In 2017, that goal became a reality when he joined the summer accommodations team and then year-round staff in 2018. He has served in program, kitchen, and accommodations, and each one was just as fun as the other! During Covid, he had a leadership role with Delta and United Airlines, but he left that job to return to Calvin Crest. He has worked in the kitchen, on the summer Crestview Team with the best middle and high school students, and is now on the Outdoor Ed team! This is where he can truly be himself and do what he loves doing best.
Outdoor School Specialist
Autumn grew up coming to Calvin Crest and has come from a family full of Calvin Crest alumni. In the Fall of 2022, Autumn came to work on staff in the kitchen. She had always hoped to work at Calvin Crest where she could live in the mountains and be a part of an amazing community. Autumn can often be found exploring the outdoors, likely with her fly rod in hand. She is our resident nature woman, encouraging the staff to go explore the region around them. She also enjoys snowboarding during the winter months and spending time with friends.
Outdoor School | Maintenance
Jordan came to Calvin Crest with many years of experience serving other camps around the country. Jordan holds a level 2 certification for challenge courses and loves to lead guests safely on their adventure. You might see Jordan teaching Outdoor Ed, leading events, hosting a guest group, working in maintenance, or helping in accommodations. What Jordan loves most about Calvin Crest is the rich community that exists in the staff with whom he works. In his spare time, Jordan loves to hike, rock climb, and hang out with friends.
Samuel has been coming to Calvin Crest as long as he can remember. He attended every camp possible each summer and joined summer staff right after high school. With parents and siblings as former staff members, working here was in his blood. Samuel is balancing going to college and working at Calvin Crest four days a week. He loves maintenance and events and is a favorite of guests whenever he interacts with them.
Bio Coming Soon!
After being a seasonal firefighter and flight instructor, David moved to Oakhurst in 2001. After working in the field of fine art photography and as a project manager/ designer of an industrial crane company, he joined the family of Calvin Crest in June of 2022. To be a part of the Calvin Crest community is a great honor and privilege. The warm smiles, laughter and love for Christ, Calvin Crest gives him the opportunity to grow and spread the gospel. When David is not at camp you can find him at the coast surfing with his five kids or shaping his next surfboard.
Zac started coming to family camp at Calvin Crest with his wife, Molly, and their kids. He loves working in the mountains and seeing all the renovations take place at camp. He and Molly are active at Wellspring Church in Fresno and have three amazing kids, Orion, Caspian, and Nova that fill their lives with a lot of joy.
Bio Coming Soon!
Quinn has had several friends who have worked at Calvin Crest who had shared their positive experience and encouraged him to join the staff. In the fall of 2022, he joined the accommodations team and has enjoyed becoming a part of the Calvin Crest community. In his free time, he is often found listening to music and working on computers. He collects coins and can often be found hanging with his friends.
Food Service Manager
Caleb first came to work at Calvin Crest in 2019 but left when Calvin Crest was forced to close during Covid. Having been raised in Fresno, he loves being in the mountains and is glad to be back at Calvin Crest and serving in the kitchen where he is growing his skills to become a chef. In his spare time, he loves photography, nerf wars, and hanging out with friends.
Food Service Assistant Manager
Bio coming soon!
Food Service Associate
Alyssa has lived in Madera Ranchos her whole life. When she was a sixth grader, she came to Calvin Crest’s Outdoor School. Since that one visit back in 2015, she knew she wanted to work there. In May of 2023, she was hired, and the love and amazing energy was still here and even stronger. In her free time, you can often find her hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and enjoying nature. Even though she’s had bumpy paths throughout her life, she feels like she belongs at Calvin Crest.
Food Service Associate
Tanner is from a small town in the Central Valley called Atwater. He enjoys everything outdoors, such as going on hikes, runs, or rock-climbing. He heard about Calvin Crest through being an Outdoor Ed cabin leader for schools in his area. He really enjoyed the atmosphere at camp and decided he wanted to apply for a summer position. Summer was a blast, so he opted to stay on year-round staff with his friends and make more lasting memories.
Food Service Associate
Eli was born and raised in Fresno and first came to work at Calvin Crest in 2019. He left during Covid when he worked for Papa Murphys for two years. He returned to Calvin Crest in 2023 because he loves the great atmosphere. In his free time, he loves to hang out with his friends and play video games.
Join Our Team & Make A Difference
If you’re looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and thrive in a supportive environment, then we want to hear from you.
Join us and take the next step in your career by applying below!
Opportunities for growth and advancement await those who have a passion for delivering exceptional service and a commitment to working as part of a team. We are looking for individuals who are efficient and thorough, but also have a natural grace and hospitality when interacting with guests.
Our community is a fun and caring one, with competitive wages, housing, and meals provided. We encourage and support ongoing training and development, providing our team members with the skills they need to excel in their roles. If you’re looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and thrive in a supportive environment, then we want to hear from you. Join us and take the next step in your career by applying above!