Meet Our Year-Round Staff
Andy Rogers has served as the Executive Director of Camp Westminster since 2008. He is responsible for the overall operation of Camp including: the summer camp ministry, program development, camper recruitment, staff recruitment and supervision, public relations and fiscal management. He works closely with and is a member of the Camp Westminster Board of Managers.
Andy and his wife Kathy have four daughters: Mikayla, Morgan, Maisey, and Maggie. With a degree in Youth Studies, Andy and Kathy spent the 16 years prior to their time at Camp Westminster serving the Lord in pastoral ministry to youth and families. When not at camp, Andy enjoys time with family and friends, hunting, and hockey.
In his own words: “Camping ministries have been a common theme in both our lives. Kathy’s as a camper, counselor, and lifeguard; mine as a camper and Youth Pastor working in various camps to provide weeklong events and weekend retreats for multiple youth groups. In fact, Kathy and I first met as counselors at camp. We’re thrilled the Lord has brought us to Camp Westminster and we hope to serve him faithfully with our lives.”
Direction of Operations
John Veldsema is the Director of Operations at Camp Westminster and oversees the horses, property rentals, facility updates, maintenance, and housekeeping. He grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. He earned a youth ministries degree at Reformed Bible College, where he met his wife, Jessica. They have two children: Levi and Colette. After dabbling in camp ministry for a summer, they moved into full-time camp life in 2008, relocating to Northern California for 6 years. No matter where he lives, he continues to be an avid Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan.
In his own words: “God has gifted me with an ability to work with my hands, while also giving me a desire to work with youth. Camp Westminster is a place God has brought us to that perfectly combines those elements.”
Billy has a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Science from Georgia State University and about a decade of experience in roles with heavy customer service and sales elements. He spent 3 summers with us as a counselor during his college years, and his passion for the gospel and the outdoors has brought him back to the place he loves.
Billy is the guy to call when you are planning an event here at Camp Westminster. He will help you coordinate your time here, and he’ll do it with a big smile!
He spends most of his free time with his wife, Sarah Beth, and their daughter, Charlotte (A.K.A. Chuck). He also enjoys playing guitar, watching TV, hiking, and camping.
In his own words: “Since my first time visiting Camp Westminster to ride horses, this place has had a special place in my life. I love Jesus and I love people, and I’m thankful to work in a capacity that allows me to use those affections for a ministry that loves those things too.”
Guest Service Coordinator
Reilly Cummings is Camp Westminster’s Office Administrator, and is responsible for managing the camp office and summer camp registration. Reilly grew up in Covington, Georgia, just down the road from camp. She served on summer staff as a counselor for four summers before being hired as administrator in 2019. Currently, Reilly is a part-time student at Kennesaw State University pursuing a degree in psychology. When she is not at camp or studying, she enjoys hiking, board games, and drinking coffee with friends.
In her own words: “Camp Westminster has been a consistent place of growth for me over the years. The Lord has truly blessed me with a great love for camp ministry and I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve at Camp Westminster.”
Ann Phelan is Camp Westminster’s Barn Manager, responsible for the year-round equestrian program, overseeing the summer camp riding classes, and caring for the horses. Ann grew up attending Camp Westminster as a camper every summer from the age of 11 and served on summer staff in various roles from 2008-2013. She has always had a passion for horses since she started riding as an 8-year-old. When she isn’t teaching riding lessons or working at the barn, Ann loves spending time with her puppy, Indy, and riding her mule, Charlie Brown.
In her own words: “Camp changed my life. It is such a privilege to be able to serve in camp ministry at the very place that God used to make me the person I am today. I am blessed that I get to use my passion for horses and share camp with others!”
Natalie Kliewer is Camp Westminster’s Accounting Manager and is responsible for bookkeeping, payroll, and donor management. Prior to her time at Camp Westminster, Natalie has spent most of her career working with commercial insurance and later working as a financial administrator for church.
Natalie attended the University of Northern Colorado and has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has always been passionate about discipling children and youth. After college she served as an Intern Girl’s Senior High Director in Memphis. Natalie began dating her husband, Justin, while they were both serving and volunteering with their church’s youth group in Colorado. They followed God’s call and moved from Colorado to Georgia in 2017. They have two children, Graham and Grey, and enjoy spending time as a family outside hiking, four wheeling, or camping.
In her own words: “God has given me a passion to disciple and serve children and youth, He has gifted me with administrative and financial skillsets and has instilled in me a love for camp and the great outdoors. It is an honor to work at Camp Westminster and see how God has opened doors with the perfect ministry to blend my passion, skillsets, and love to serve and further God’s kingdom.”