IMADENE SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Church: Lambrick Park Church

 

Imadene Involvement: Since 1984 Kitchen, Cabin leader, Dean, Board responsibilities of all kinds on the Camp Imadene Society, Island Christian Camping Society, Imadene Foundation, and the Imadene Society.  I have also served as a head cook for several years and done many years of board and committee work.

 

Outside of camp: I have been married for 38 years, I am a husband, father, and grandfather to 9 grandchildren.  I own and operate a business in Oak Bay and have owned and operated Businesses for the last 40-50 years.

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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.

CHARLIE RICKETSON 
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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.

ALYSSA MORTEN
SECRETARY
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Church: Lighthouse Church Victoria

 

Imadene Involvement: I attended Imadene as a camper back in the 80’s, since then, I have had the joy of spending numerous weeks a summer in various positions - cabin leader, program assistant, music leader, waterfront/dock supervisor, a weekly director and even a few weekends on the kitchen team.  I am in my fourth year serving on the Board.

 

Outside of camp: I have been married for 26 years and have three children.  I have had the privilege of being at stay at home mom which allowed me to be heavily involved in volunteering at my kids school.  A few years ago, I was given the opportunity to begin working from home, as a bookkeeper and that it what keeps me busy for most of my days now. 

CHERYL RUSSELL
TREASURER
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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.  

GERALD CHRISTO
MEMBER
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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.

ANDREW CLARK
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DAN FRENCH
MEMBER
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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... 

MARIKA JOHNSTON
MEMBER
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Church: For the past 26 years, I have attended Westview Gospel Chapel in Victoria, B.C.

 

Imadene Involvement: My involvement at Camp Imadene ranges from helping my dad with small jobs on the property before the camper age of 9 to directing weekly camps for 17 years and literally every job in between

 

Outside of camp: During the winter months, I continue to work with children as an administrator in the Greater Victoria School District.  It is truly a blessing to be in His service and look forward to the bright future God has promised to all who put their trust in Him.

JANA RELF
MEMBER
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Church: Victoria Alliance Church

 

Imadene Involvement: I have been involved with Camp Imadene since I was a teenager, as a camper, and with my wife Valerie in many roles in program, kitchen, leadership, etc. I have been a board member for approximately 9 years.

 

Outside of camp: After a long career in Municipal Government, I am retired, but enjoy my family and grandchildren and helping out in various places and ways.

ED ROBERTSON
MEMBER
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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. 

NICORA BLANKENBORG
MEMBER
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DEAN STEINKE
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