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.”
Director 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.”
Phoebe Bailey is Camp Westminsters new Equine Coordinator. She is responsible for the year round care of our horses, running the lesson program, and overseeing summer riding classes and trail rides. Phoebe loved horses from an early age, and has been riding since age 9. She grew up jumping and barrel racing, then moved on to teaching lessons as a young adult. She has three of her own horses, Midas, Phantom and Peaches. When Phoebe is not at the barn she is reading or spending time with her two dogs Sadie and Carlton.
In her own words: "I have always had a passion for horses and serving in my community, At Camp Westminster, I have the opportunity to share Gods love through my passions. Throughout my journey as an equestrian the horses have taught me many valuable lessons that carry over to my walk with Christ, and I am looking forward to sharing those lessons with others.
Marques is the Program Coordinator and joined the Camp Westminster family in 2023. He oversees all activities and makes sure that Camp Westminster runs a Gospel-focused, safe, and fun summer camp and year-round retreat program, ensuring all activities are properly maintained, sufficiently staffed, and safely run for participants.
Marques & his wife Alyssa have been married since 2013 and have 2 children Aubriana & Micah. He has Bachelors degree in Pastoral ministry with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. Prior to Camp Westminster he had 15 years of ministry experience and spent 9 of those years on staff within in the local church serving youth & families. Marques would call himself a Floridian since he spent 18 years there but in his life he has been fortunate enough to call 7 different states home.
Marques spends most his free time with family, friends, smoking meat, and having a good time. He also has a healthy obsession with Chick-Fil-A and has a passion for sports. But as a fan Florida Gator he refuses to cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs.
In his own words "My passion for camp started my first summer camp where i was a camper. From there my passion grew as i worked many summers at camp and then started taking students to camp when i became a youth pastor. I have personally experienced and witnessed the impact camp has. The many lives that have been changed including mine all because of camp is astounding. Now my camp story continues and has come full circle being on staff at Camp Westminster full time. Where i will have the opportunity for lives to be reached and changed for eternity as we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
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.”