Staff of LOMC

Our LOMC Staff

When you visit you’ll meet our year-round staff, summer staff, food service staff or other seasonal staff. Our goal is to work together to help you have the best experience possible at LOMC. We look forward to getting to know you as we partner together for your next adventure.

Clyde Walter
Acting Executive Director

Clyde is a seasoned nonprofit and ministry organization leader, having spent over 15 years working with several faith-based and human service organizations in areas of strategic leadership, program management, fundraising, and marketing/outreach. He currently serves as a consultant with GSB Fundraising, a firm that works with several other ELCA camping ministries and is married to Pr. Kyle Severson, an ELCA rostered minister serving as Lead Pastor at St. Luke Lutheran in Park Ridge, IL. Clyde lives in Des Plaines, IL and will have some onsite presence at LOMC.

The LOMC board of directors is currently working on the process of bringing on a permanent executive director.

Audrey Adams
Retreat Business Manager

Audrey will go out of her way to make sure you get the reservation and program you need. Her goal is to make your retreat an outstanding experience from start to end. She is the go-to person when you call into our LOMC office the majority of the time. Besides managing our registrations, Audrey is our office guru and bookkeeper. She is married to David and they have two LOMC camper alumni: Courtney and Jay.

Michelle Wandersee
Program Director

Heading up summer camp to helping your group start right and have a great time with activities, Michelle is here to lead programming. She 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. Michelle previously served as the Youth and Family Coordinator at Faith Lutheran Church in Rochelle for 10 years. Michelle recently completed the Northern Illinois Synod’s diakonia program which is a two-year process of spiritual formation.

Rob Foelske
Property Manager

Rob has an extensive history with LOMC as either a camper, volunteer, or staff member for 14 summers. Rob’s education earned him a bachelor’s degree from Aurora University. In his role at LOMC, he uses his talents as a skilled carpenter as well as experience in farming, land management, and lawn care. Rob met his wife, Lorraine, on summer staff in 2015. They have two dogs and enjoy hunting and running together.

Kurt Wolter

Kurt has been a great support both as a volunteer and as a seasonal employee. Kurt can be found doing everything from trimming trees, cleaning rooms to repairing decks and vacuuming spaces.

Nyssa Serrano
Food Service and Hospitality Manager

Nyssa ensures your experience is wonderful whether the meals you enjoy or the bed (or bunk) you sleep in. With many years of experience at LOMC, Nyssa works hard to keep things clean and tidy and meals fresh and delicious!