Donna Hutson

Housekeeping Supervisor

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.

Mark Caldwell

Executive Director

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 29 years and their two children, Sam and Sara have both grown up at Dickson Valley and are now following their own paths which God is laying before them.

Tim Hoots

Facilities Director

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, Rylan, and Grayson!

Lon Alderman

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 are the proud parents of three daughters Gina, Kassidy, and Katie.

Spencer Hees

Food Service Coordinator

Growing up, Spencer was always familiar with Dickson Valley through family connections, but it was not until Spring of 2017 that Father God called him back for it to be his home. Spencer answered that call to ministry with a growing passion for Jesus, for people, and for food that fuels both body and spirit. He continues to grow where he’s been planted and eagerly awaits the next plate that God may present him.

Kyle Mallonen

Program Assistant: Program Pioneer

Kyle joined the Dickson Valley team in August of 2018 as a member of our Ministry Staff and is now serving as a Program Assistant.  Most recently he served at Black Lake Bible Camp in Olympia, Washington.  Kyle also has five summers of experience from Somerset Beach Campground and Retreat Center in Somerset Center, MI.  In addition to his camp experience, Kyle has a degree in Youth Ministry from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI.  Welcome to the team, Kyle!

AJ Theien

Ministry Staff

AJ joined the Dickson Valley team in May of 2019 as summer staff and has continued on as Ministry Staff. Most recently AJ served at Black Diamond Camps in Auburn, WA. He has 8 years of experience working at camps along with an associates degree in applied science for automotive.  Welcome aboard, AJ!