Camper Registration will be closed from noon Friday, May 15 until noon Wednesday, May 20 while we make adjustments to our summer schedule due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Registered camper families will receive an email on Friday, May 15, outlining these adjustments and providing next steps for registered campers. If you have registered campers for Summer 2020 and have not received this email by 5pm on May 15, please email us at email@example.com.
Additional details for not yet registered campers will be available within the next few days, here on our website and on our social media sites. We appreciate your patience. Thank you.
Meet Our Year-Round Staff
Andy Rogers is the Executive Director of Camp Westminster. 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 have spent the last 16 years 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. Over the years we have consistently wondered whether God would choose to lead us into a Christian camping ministry. 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.”
Guest Relations Development
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.”
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.”
Eleanor Lilly is Camp Westminster’s Accounting Manager, responsible for accounts payable & receivable, payroll, and donor management. Eleanor grew up in Macon, Georgia. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Valdosta State University, she returned to Macon and worked for 10 years in computer technical support and network administration.
A midlife career change brought her to Atlanta to attend the Atlanta School of Massage. After receiving her massage therapy certification, Eleanor worked as a therapist in the metro Atlanta area for 7 years. It was during this time that she joined Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she met and married her husband, Chet Lilly.
In 2005, Eleanor was hired by Camp Westminster to serve as Administrator, and after serving 14 years in this role, she transitioned to Accounting Manager in January 2019. In her words, “When I was younger, I would never have considered administrative work or camping ministry to be in my future. The Lord, however, had other plans. The ministry of Camp Westminster means so much to me—it’s truly my ‘mission field’!”
Kitchen Support Staff/Equine Coordinator
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!”