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The Clearwater Forest Board of Directors is comprised of 15 individuals, ten of which are nominated by the five governing bodies, and five additional board members are nominated by the Clearwater Board.

Governing Bodies:
Presbytery of Minnesota Valley
Presbytery of Northern Plains
Presbytery of Northern Waters
Synod of Lakes & Prairies
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area

Leanne T Clearwater Forest
board president
presbytery of minnesota valley
Leanne Thompson

Leanne is the current President of the Board of Directors. She is serving as pastor of a church in Willmar, MN. She brings experience from other Presbyterian camps and a passion for the success of Clearwater.

Deb D Clearwater Forest
synod of lakes and praries
Deb Demeester

Deb has served as a volunteer at Clearwater in many capacities over the years. She brings a wealth of knowledge about the history of Clearwater and leadership skills to take Clearwater into the future.

Pat Daly
presbytery of the twin cities area
Pat Daily

Pat joins the Board after several years of coordinating Chrysalis, sending her own children to camp and joining her church at several events at Clearwater.  Her experience and programming expertise are welcome additions to the Board.

Nancy E Clearwater Forest
presbytery of northern plains
Nancy Emerson

Nancy has a long history with Clearwater Forest as a volunteer and she puts her accounting skills to good use as Board Treasurer. 

presbytery of the twin cities area
Phyllis Hahn

Phyllis sent her children to camp, and now attends Grands Camp herself with her grandchildren. She brings a strong work ethic and desire to help staff be the best they can be.

Corey Larsen
presbytery of northern waters
Corey Larson

Corey is serving as a pastor in Ely, MN. He brings many years of church camp experience, as camper, counselor, trip leader and administrative staff. Corey leads the Boundary Waters Canoe trip during Summer Camp.

Wendy N Clearwater Forest
board designated
Wendy Nove

Wendy has volunteered at Clearwater for many years. In addition, she also served on the Foundation Board of Ghost Ranch.

Sorcha M Clearwater Forest
board designated
Sorcha McGuire

Sorcha comes to the Board with many years of experience as a camper and on summer staff at Clearwater. She brings a unique and valuable perspective to the Board.

Bobbi P Clearwater Forest
synod of lakes & prairies
Bobbi Pointer

Bobbi has been volunteering at Clearwater for more than 15 years. She spent many summers here as camp nurse while her children attended camp.

Maggie Sambo
presbytery of northern plains
Maggie Sambo

Maggie has a long family tradition of attending camp at Clearwater Forest. Her mother was a camper/counselor, she was a camper and now her children are attending camp. Her perspective is a welcome addition to the Board.

Kevin V Clearwater Forest
board designated
Kevin Veldhuisen

Kevin is a pastor currently serving as Stated Clerk and Mission Coordinator for the Presbytery of South Dakota. In his past life he was a director of a Presbyterian camp in the south.

Anna W. Clearwater Forest
presbytery of minnesota valley
Anna Williamson

Anna serves as a pastor. She brings more than 10 years of experience working at church camps.

Robyn Weaver
presbytery of northern waters
Robyn Weaver

Member bio coming soon…

Megan Young
board designated
Megan Young

Megan is a former camper and Clearwater counselor. She brings experience from the non-profit world and an unwavering dedication to the success of Clearwater Forest.

Click the following titles for a pdf of the reports:

2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2016 Finanicals
2014-2015 Financial Review

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