Rikk Kieft has had the privilege of serving as the Executive Director of Gardom Lake Bible Camp & Retreat Centre since 2008. Rikk loves the diversity of being at camp, where his job involves everything from working with people, managing a staff team, working with his hands through building & fixing, or even driving the bus. He grew up attending Bible Camps in Alberta, and served as a lifeguard, horse wrangler, cabin leader and program director in the camp environment. Rikk went on to work in Student Development at Columbia Bible College for 11 years, mentoring and developing young leaders. Over the last 15 years, Rikk has also worked as a volunteer fire fighter and enjoys being involved in the community in this way. Rikk and Kendra met at Columbia Bible College and have been married since 2000. They have three active boys who make life a true adventure! Kendra works in the local community as a family therapist, and volunteers at GLBC in a variety of ways throughout the year. Rikk and Kendra have a passion for working with all types of people to share God’s love and message of hope, through enjoying nature, building community, and leading through service.
Morgan and Emily have been serving full time at Gardom Lake since 2011, Morgan has been around since 2007 in various roles at GLBC and Emily practically grew up serving at camp. Their family has been growing over the past years as Zoe, and Levi have joined their family. Morgan is passionate about developing young leaders and making disciples through camp ministry. They love to be outside and enjoy living at GLBC year round.
Lucas and his wife Jaclyn love camp and the craziness that comes with it. Lucas has been involved with Gardom Lake since the year 2008 and has had the opportunity to serve in many different capacities over the years. Lucas is passionate the opportunity for growth and discipleship that camp environment provides. Lucas especially enjoys being outside with his two kids and being in the lake.
Faith has been working in the office year-round since 2006. Her introduction to Gardom Lake was as a cabin leader in 1981. Faith loves helping people and welcomes all to drop by the office. Faith has been married to Phil since 1984 and they have been blessed with 4 great kids and their spouses as well. Camp played a big role in the family over the years as each child moved from camper to staff and then on to various pursuits.
Jim Macknee has many years of experience in the camp industry under his belt. Jim is an all around support lending his expertise wherever he can. Jim’s primary role is to keep the camp running as he coordinates the many volunteer projects that make Gardom Lake what it is. Jim can be often seen fixing, and or building around the camp; and he is a big part of what keeps this place running.
Mark Griffin joined the team at Gardom Lake in 2016 as our Chef. He has worked in the food industry for more than half of his life! Mark is a Red Seal Chef and shares his culinary skills with all our groups, campers and staff. The kitchen is often referred to as the “heart of the home” and this is no different at camp; where the kitchen is constantly humming through the busy Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. Mark enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding when things finally quiet down in the Winter.
Every spring our GLBC team grows significantly as we add our spring/summer leadership team into the mix. Our team is passionate about camp, outdoor education, and the development and implementation of our summer programs. This team is highly trained in all aspects of our program and is here to host your group, run your activities and do the many things that keep this camp running.
Gardom Lake is a camp, and we cannot run without the incredible group of people that volunteer their talents to make this place what it is. Cabin leaders, media techs, life guards, kitchen, maintenance, nurses, and music leaders, all come together to make our summer team.