In pursuit of its Mission, Mount Hermon’s leadership model involves its Staff Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and Trustees seeking God’s will together. The Board of Directors provides oversight to the policy and financial integrity of the ministry. Members serve a three year term and are eligible for appointment to three consecutive terms. Our Trustees are responsible for providing oversight to the spiritual integrity of the ministry. They have a lifetime appointment.
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Mike grew up in La Crescenta, CA, located in the Southern California foothills close to Pasadena. He began coming to Mount Hermon’s Family Camps as a six year old boy with his parents and three siblings, and rarely missed any summers before coming on staff. Mike is married to Jane and they have four children. Previous to leading Mount Hermon, Mike was the Senior Pastor of churches in Littleton, Colorado, and Chino Hills, California, covering twenty-four years. Mike arrived as Mount Hermon’s President/CEO in May of 2015.
Jeremy grew up on the beautiful central coast of California, and began attending Mount Hermon when he was just a few weeks old. For the last 20 years, Jeremy has served primarily in non-profit ministry capacities, most recently serving as the Family Ministry Pastor at a large church in the Denver area, and before that serving on the senior leadership team of Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, in North Carolina. Jeremy joined the team at Mount Hermon in 2016 and gives oversight to the summer camp ministries of Family Camp, Redwood Camp, and Ponderosa Lodge, the Outdoor Scienc Program, and many other Mount Hermon sponsored weekend ministry retreats and events.
Bryan grew up in the Rocky Mountains in Littleton, CO and made the move to Mount Hermon as a senior in High School (and still counting the years). Mount Hermon was a place his family would enjoy over the years beginning at age six. Throughout the college years, he worked each summer on summer staff at Ponderosa Lodge and fell in love with serving Jesus Christ in a camp setting. These formative years had such an impact on his life that after an initial career in business, felt God’s call into full-time camping ministry in 1992 and served as the Director of Marketing at Mount Hermon. Prior to returning to Mount Hermon in his current role overseeing finance, human resources, facilities, and business administration in 2016, Bryan served as Executive Director of Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center for 18 years. Bryan is married to his camp sweetheart Patty and have two grown children, Kristin and Carter.
Bill grew up among the rolling hills of Vacaville, CA, and joined the Conference Center Summer Staff in 1995 as the summer Activities Director. Bill's adventure in Christian camping began in 1990 at Sugar Pine Christian Camps, serving on the summer Program Team and a short time on year-round staff before coming over to Mount Hermon. After serving in many roles through the years at Mount Hermon, Bill currently oversees the directors of Reservations and Event Services team, Food Services, Accommodations, and Volunteers. In addition to being passionate about hospitality and guest care, Bill has also followed the Lord’s calling to collaborate and partner in ministry with churches and camp ministries internationally.
J.R. grew up in Delaware, Ohio coming to the west coast to attend Westmont College in 1978. J.R. and his wife Laurie have three grown sons, each married and one granddaughter; Georgia Rose Loofbourrow. After a 15-year career in the financial services industry in Southern California, J.R. answered the Lord’s call to serve on Mount Hermon’s Advancement Team in 1997. J.R. shares: “I love serving at Mount Hermon and believe it to be a high calling. Far too often donors never get beyond transactional giving. I help them prayerfully consider making transformational gifts, which the Lord often uses to grow their faith and change the world!”
Nate grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has happily made Mount Hermon home for the last 10 years. He's focused his ministry on Christian Camping for most of his career, initially working wilderness programs with at risk youth then directing summer camp programs and outdoor science schools. After a five year foray into adventure course construction and corporate team development, Nate joined the Mount Hermon team in 2010. He currently oversees diverse ministry teams responsible for Mount Hermon Adventures, Outdoor Science School, Kidder Creek as well as the Marketing department.
Derek is a California native and spent his childhood living in many different parts of the state. Over the years he has been on what he calls, "a great God adventure" serving in various places as God has opened doors. Derek has 15 years of Christian Camp experience in many different roles most recently being the Accommodations Manager right here at Mount Hermon. After spending four years in New Hampshire helping to establish a new ministry Derek, his wife Leslie and their two children Mya and Eli journeyed back west to join the team at Mount Hermon in 2018. He now serves in the Camp Services department providing support and oversight to Food Services, Accommodations, Guest Reservations, Audio-Visual, Retail, Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Volunteers.
Andy was born in Barcelona, Spain where his parents were missionaries doing youth and camp work. His family moved to Schroon Lake, New York when Andy was 9 where they continued life in ministry at Word of Life. Andy began working at camp at 12, and has only missed one summer since. Andy loved camp so much that he received a degree from Appalachian Bible College in Christian Camping. He's been a wrangler, dishwasher, counselor, plunger, river guide, program director and now directs Mount Hermon Kidder Creek. He is married to Emily and they have 7 children. He loves adventuring alongside his friends and family in God's creation. His favorite pastimes are kayaking, snowboarding, biking and camping. He began working at Kidder Creek in 2014 and feels grateful that God is utilizing his love of adventure and the outdoors to grow God's kingdom!
Andrew grew up on the beautiful central coast in Arroyo Grande, CA. He first attended Mount Hermon as an 8-year-old camper at Redwood Camp and went on to attend Ponderosa Lodge in High School. After serving four summers on Summer Staff he became an intern and started full-time with the Advancement Team in 2012. Andrew and his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, live at Mount Hermon with their children Ruthie and Sammy.
Rick Alvord, Chair
Liz Hammer, Vice Chair
Andy Haussler, Treasurer
Peter Kaggio Mwangi
Katie Keil, Secretary
Ron Demolar, Chair
Suzanne Cairns-Welti, Vice-Chair
Mount Hermon is a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Financial Statements are available upon written request.Download Most Recent Audited Financial Statement