clearwater forest


Cassie Gabe
program director

Cassie Gabe

Cassie Gabe is the year-round/part-time program director. Cassie has been a long time camper, staff member and volunteer at Clearwater Forest. She brings a ton of excitement and wonderful creativity to Clearwater Forest!

Tami Jacobs
office manager

Tami Jacobs

Tami Jacobs has been the kind voice on the other end of the line when you call the camp office since 2010. She keeps the retreat guests happy, the bills paid and everyone organized. Her favorite thing about Clearwater: “I love the peace and beauty that Clearwater offers to all that come here – I feel its a hidden gem.  I love seeing the change of seasons at camp and look forward to hearing the voices of the summer camp kids that bring camp alive!”

Lance Baumann
maintenance manager

Lance Baumann

Lance Baumann joined Clearwater Forest’s ministry in early 2016 as the maintenance manager with his expertise and experience in carpentry, plumbing and general construction. He is a native of Aitkin, MN where he lives with his wife and three teenagers. Lance is active in the community with 4-H, construction, volunteering, and more. His favorite thing about Clearwater: “I mostly enjoy meeting people and learning everybody’s stories.”

housekeeping coordinator

Jackie Owen

Jackie Owen provides her excellence in hospitality through ensuring that lodging is clean and ready for upcoming guests. Outside of Clearwater Jackie enjoys time with her family, being outdoors and traveling!

food service manager

Vicky King

Vicky King supervises the cleanest camp kitchen in the land (aka Clearwater’s kitchen!) and serves everyone with a smile. Outside of Clearwater she enjoys spending time with her two children and three grandchildren, camping and enjoying the outdoors.

Clearwater Forest Camp & Retreat Center