Staff

From your first encounter on the phone or e-mail, our friendly staff members are here to help. We are committed to providing quality facilities, service and programming for you.

We employ staff who are excellent role models, have a strong faith life and are enthusiastic about our ministry. All of our program staff are trained in First Aid and CPR. Many are also certified in Lifeguarding.

Interested in Employment at LOMC? Contact LOMC!

 

Jerry & Carolyn Fritsch Interim Executive Directors

The Fritsches come to LOMC with a combined 43 years of experience in outdoor ministry. They began September 1 after a two-week orientation given by Russ Senti. This has proven to be very helpful as the baton is passed on to new people. Jerry and Carolyn are working with the staff and board to pave the way for a new director. The pair is serving part-time while the search committee works to find the best person to fill the role as new Executive Director.
They were co-directors at Lutheran Lakeside Camp in Spirit Lake, Iowa for 12 years before they retired December 31, 2017. Carolyn also served as Development Director for Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp in Milford, Iowa for 18 years. Jerry served there 1 year as well. They are sharing their expertise with LOMC. “We are pleased to be serving this wonderful ministry and great staff and board. The Holy Spirit is at work in this place,” the couple stated. Jerry and Carolyn live in Spirit Lake. They have two grown sons and three grown grandsons.

 

Audrey Adams     Retreat Business Manager
Audrey will go out of her way to make sure you get the reservation and program you need to make your retreat an outstanding experience. Audrey is married to David and they have two LOMC campers Courtney and Jay.

 

 

Michelle Heinrich     Program Director
Michelle is a graduate of Carthage College with a degree in Business Administration. She is also certified as a Youth and Family Director through the Center for Youth Ministries of Wartburg Theological Seminary. She has been employed as the Youth and Family Coordinator at Faith Lutheran Church in Rochelle for 10 years. Residing in Rochelle, she is the mother of three teenage children.

 

Ken Dilbeck     Property Manager
Ken has faithfully served many years at LOMC. He lends his many talents to the upkeep and repair of your vast 640-acre camp. Ken lives with his wife Melissa; together they have seven kids. Ken keeps the water running, the buildings warm, the vehicles safe, the Ts crossed, the widgets fixed, and the landscape welcoming for all.

 

 

Adriana Plocinski  Development Director
As a “Facilitator of Generosity,” Adriana manages any operation, communication, or special event that involves fundraising for the restoration and administration of the camp. Whether its raising funds for camp scholarships or the repair and construction of facilities, Adriana aims to serve God in supporting this ministry to share the Gospel with anyone who comes out to camp. She loves to nurture the loyal relationships from alumni, allowing these friends an opportunity to continue to bless LOMC with their gifts. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of 3 young boys.

Chris Senti Maintenance / Zip Line Guy
Chris is a familiar face around camp, having worked in the kitchen and the office. Now Chris is the Maintenance Assistant and Zip Line guy, and loves it. Chris also enjoys playing the drums and being an uncle.

 

 

Nyssa Serrano Food Service Manager
Nyssa knows everything there is about food. Call her to plan the perfect menu for your camper or entire group. Nyssa specializes in creating meals for special diets. Nyssas LOMC camper is Clover, her precious dog.