Lead Program Explorer, Program Director
Lon brings a variety of experience to the Dickson Valley team gained from 20 years in camping and 10 years in pastoral ministry. His passions include church leadership development, discipleship, and the Gospel. Lon and his wife Julie have been married 20 years and are proud parents of three daughters Gina, Kassidy, and Katie.
Mark started his ministry in Christian Camping at Honey Rock Camp in Wisconsin, meeting his wife Julia. He has appreciated and enjoyed his work with churches and promoting the value of a camp experience in their ministry. Mark and Julia have been married for 25 years and their two children, Sam and Sara have both grown up at Dickson Valley and now attend Wheaton College and Bethel University respectively.
A native from Manteno, IL, Tim’s experience comes from working maintenance at Life Action Ministries in Niles, Michigan and working as a ranch hand in Colorado. Being blessed with skills that have highly benefited DVC, Tim has recently headed up many new construction/remodel projects. In 2007, Tim was married to Priscilla, a long time Dickson Valley employee and now they have expanded the family to include Skyler and Rylan!
With over 30 years of serving people through her role at DV, Donna is always faithful. Her keen eye to detail has been very evident to groups when they arrive to a clean and organized cabin. On her off time you’ll find Donna spending time with her family, amongst them two grandchildren Paxton and Garrett, who she enjoys bringing to camp to play in the gym.
Food Service Manager
A graduate of John Brown University, John began his long career in camping at ‘Playschool on the farm’ at the age of 4. After many years at Honey Rock Camp and in private business, John was hired as Camp Manager doing an extreme variety of roles. In 2003 John became the Food Service Manager and continues providing award winning meals for thousands.
Church Ministry Coordinator
Timothy is a graduate of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. While he was there he played soccer for all four years and became the Founder and President of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle. Not only does Timothy serve at Dickson Valley as the Church Ministry Coordinator, but he also serves as the Team Chaplain for the pro women’s softball team, the Chicago Bandits.