IMADENE SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Church: Saanichton Bible Fellowship

 

Imadene Involvement: My children attended camp at Maple Bay and Mesachie and worked as summer staff. My wife Janice has volunteered in the kitchen and together we have volunteered, mostly on the ski dock as well as participating in many work projects dating back to 1982. I served on the board for 6 years, took a year off, and have just rejoined., I have provided on-call medical advice to camp nurses, executive directors, and Wildside staff.

 

Outside of camp: Recently retired emergency physician, married for 44 years with 3 married adult children and 3 grandchildren. Janice and I have been extensively involved over the years volunteering at a mission hospital in Cameroon, West Africa. Recreational pastimes include water skiing, fishing, hockey, alpine skiing, and flying radio-controlled model aircraft.

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VICE CHAIR
ANDREW CLARK

Church: Hollydene Community Church

 

Imadene Involvement: My 4 kids have attended Camp Imadene as campers as well as been involved as volunteers and on staff.  For several years I have volunteered as a boat driver and on the kitchen crew.  My place in Honeymoon Bay has also been available to the camp for Bible Studies and other staff retreats/getaways.

 

Outside of camp: Outside of camp, I am a husband, father of 4 and grandfather of 2.  I have my own business providing technology consulting and project management services, specializing in the justice sector and working with courts in several countries.

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SECRETARY
ALYSSA MORTEN

Church: Lambrick Park Church

 

Imadene Involvement: I have been involved with Camp Imadene as a camper, summer staff, and weekly volunteer.

 

Outside of camp: I work as a Speech-Language Pathologist and enjoy spending my free time outside doing things such as hiking, running, and paddle boarding.

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TREASURER
RUSS JONES

Church: Lambrick Park Church

 

Imadene Involvement: My children attended camp at both Maple Bay and Mesachie. Now my two oldest grandsons are also attending Mesachie. I had hoped to volunteer in some capacity at the camp this summer.

 

Outside of camp:  I recently retired from the Office of the Auditor General of BC where for the past fifteen years I served as Acting Auditor General for 2 years and Deputy AG for the remainder. I am currently an Elder at Lambrick Park Church and the Treasurer. I am also Chair of the Finance and Audit committee and have been on the committee for the past fifteen years. I am on the Finance and Audit Committee at the Victoria Golf Club and provide advice on governance issues to the board chair. I am still a licensed Chartered Professional Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. For recreational fun, I enjoy golfing, alpine skiing, cycling, hiking, gardening, and walking my three dogs.

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MEMBER
GERALD CHRISTO

Church: I have been attending Westview Gospel Chapel for over 20 years and serve as an elder and trustee.  I also help out with childrens' and youth work and Sunday school.

 

Imadene Involvement:  I was a cabin leader in the early 2000s at Imadene for about 10 years.  Then volunteered in the kitchen for a few years while my wife directed camp.   I was also a Camp Imadene Society member for many years and new to the Imadene Board in 2021.

 

Outside of camp: I currently work as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Provincial Government and have held prior positions in the public and private sector as a Project Manager, Project/Financial Analyst, and Sales/Marketing Manager.  

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MEMBER
EMMA MILLER

Church: Glad Tidings Church

 

Imadene Involvement: Camp Imadene has been a large part of my life; I've been a camper, camp counselor, weekly staff volunteer, LIT staff member, and was the secretary. Imadene is
definitely an incredible place to serve, grow and make lasting memories!

 

Outside of camp: I am an accountant working in public practice and a facilitator for the CPA
program. I love being outside as much as possible whether it be camping, riding my motorcycle, hiking, walking, or relaxing on the boat on a peaceful lake.

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MEMBER
GRANT KRATOFIL

Church: Friendship Community Church;

 

Imadene Involvement: Volunteered in various capacities including cabin leading, boat driving,
program director, and kitchen crew for several years while my daughters were campers.  I’m new to the board in 2022.

 

Outside of camp: I’m a partner in a local accounting firm and in my spare time enjoy puttering
on my hobby farm, hiking, fishing, and cooking. I’m a father of 3 wonderful grown daughters, 2
of whom recently moved back home.

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MEMBER
MARIKA JOHNSTON

Church: Lambrick Park Church

 

Imadene Involvement: I've been involved at Imadene for 15 years- from LIT, lifeguard and weekly director; I've loved it all.

 

Outside of camp: You'll find me working as an RN in acute care, shoveling manure in the garden, or changing my baby's diaper. There seems to be a common theme in my life... 

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MEMBER
TED TYRRELL

Church: Gateway Baptist Church

Imadene Involvement: Our son attended summer camp at Maple Bay and worked as summer staff for one year. Our granddaughter attended camp for 5 or 6 years as a teenager at Mesachie Lake. My wife and I have dropped her off and picked her up at camp on a number of occasions—we have been very impressed with the stories she has related to us regarding her camp experiences and new friendships made.

 

Outside of camp: I have been married for 53 years with four adult children and 6 grandchildren. I am now retired after working for a local school district for 36 years, first as a Speech/Language Pathologist, then as a Special Education Teacher involved in teaching adaptive computer hardware and software for students with various disabilities. Recreational pastimes include playing bridge and golf. I enjoy being part of two men’s Bible studies and fellowship groups.

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MEMBER
DAVE LOEWEN

Church: Hope Community Church

 

Imadene Involvement: I grew up at Camp Imadene and never missed a year from age 2 to 22. My experiences include being a family camper, kids camper, counselor, lifeguard, outdoor program director, and dishwasher. I have recently started attending camp again as a family camper and our family loves it and is excited to be serving at camp as well. Camp has been a very formative part of my faith walk and a very formative part of my childhood family's life. I am grateful to be able to follow in my father's footsteps by serving on the board.

 

Outside of camp: I have been a Head of School/School Superintendent for the past 22 years and am now transitioning to the role of Executive Director of the Society Of Christian Schools in BC. I am married with three children, three chickens, and a dog. I find great joy in being in the outdoors: hiking, biking, rock climbing, water skiing, canoeing, and camping. I also study theology at Regent College for fun and for my own faith formation. I have a PhD in Organizational Theory and hope my education and experience can serve the board well.

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MEMBER
NICORA BLANKENBORG

Church: Lambrick Park Church

 

Imadene Involvement: I started going to Imadene as a camper when I was 12, and then began cabin leading in high school. I went to Imadene’s gap year program, Auxano, and also was a lifeguard for a couple of summers!

 

Outside of camp: I work as a paramedic for BC Ambulance, I youth lead at LPC, and I love hiking and spending time with my family. 

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MEMBER
DEAN STEINKE

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