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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


Jon K Clearwater Forest
co-moderator, synod
Jon Kirschhoffer

Jon has been coming to Clearwater as a volunteer, youth leader and parent of campers for more than 18 years. He leads the junior and senior high sailing camps during summer camp.

Leanne T Clearwater Forest
co-moderator, board designated
Leanne Thompson

Leanne is serving as a pastor in Willmar, MN. She brings experience from other Presbyterian camps.

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.

Nancy E Clearwater Forest
presbytery of northern plains
Nancy Emerson

Nancy has a long history with Clearwater Forest as a volunteer.

Mike L Clearwater Forest
presbytery of northern plains
Mike Lochow

Mike is the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains. He brings experiences serving on non-profit Boards.

board designated
Janet Anthony

Janet and her family have been coming to Clearwater for many years.

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.

Deb D Clearwater Forest
presbytery of the twin cities area
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.

Mike E Clearwater Forest
presbytery of the twin cities area
Mike Etter

Mike is a former camper and counselor at Clearwater and brings a unique and valuable perspective to the work of 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.

Wendy N Clearwater Forest
board designated
Wendy Nove

Wendy has volunteered at Clearwater for many years. In the past, she 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.

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.

presbytery of northern waters
Tim Nieman

Tim has served as a Presbyterian volunteer for many years. He is an experienced problem solver of complex issues, negotiator of conflict, fund raiser and grandfather.

Click the following titles for a pdf of the reports:

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

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