This hardworking crew, while small, makes up for it in quality and experience – they have more than 50 years of combined Camp experience, and they strive every day to reach and exceed the enormous expectations of a Camp Gray experience for each and every person that steps foot on the Camp Gray property.
Jeff Hoeben,Executive Director
A graduate of Xavier University with a degree in Organizational Communication, Jeff enjoys kayaking, building wooden boats, working with fiberglass, backpacking, and cross country skiing. He worked at Camp Gray as a part of the Servant Leadership Team in 2003-2004 and once volunteered with the Missionaries of Charity in Katmandu, Nepal. Jeff oversees all of Camp’s operations and loves spending time with his wife Rebecca and their three kids!
Tim Chaptman,Sr. Director
Tim hails from Oregon, Wisconsin and his first interaction with the Gray was as a camper in 2001. After that he was hooked! Tim served on summer camp staff from 2005-2011 and served on the SaLT missionary team from 2007-2009. After his time here he was a high school theology teacher, worked in campus ministry at the University of Kansas, and most recently worked for FOCUS helping to plan their yearly conferences. He enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Lauren (herself a summer staffer from 2007-2011!) and their five children John Paul, Charlie, Ellie, Thomas, and Jude. When not doing all things camp, Tim likes to read, dabbles in woodworking, and is often found sipping coffee in the great outdoors.
Shane Reinbold,Summer Camp Director
Shane comes to us all the way from the windy plains of North Dakota. His history at Camp Gray is long and storied (who can forget Story Time with Shane?!?) as he worked with us through college and for a couple of years full-time running our school year programming. After a few years away, he has made his triumphant return! When Shane isn’t planning for an excellent summer camp he can be found spending time with friends and sipping some black gold out of his Ember Mug. It’s great to have Shane here at Camp Gray!
Andrew Cunningham,Assistant Director
Andrew hails from the great state of Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in math education. As opposed to being confined to a classroom, Andrew decided to join us and teach kids the joys of Christian life in the woods! When he’s not helping campers matriculate through Camp Gray you can find him golfing, playing his guitar, and dabbling in Mediterranean cuisine. Camp Gray is better with Andrew Cunningham!
Kate Earleywine,Food Services Manager
Hailing from Brodhead, WI, Kate is no stranger to Camp Gray. While in college – Kate is a 2010 graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, IA – she served on our Summer Camp Staff for three summers. During her first summer on staff, she was a part of the Camp Gray Kitchen Crew. While Kate has served in several other capacities during her time at Camp Gray, she loves the challenge and joy of providing our campers, retreatants, rental groups, and staffers with delicious and nutritious food. When Kate isn’t whipping up amazing food for Camp Gray, she enjoys hiking, playing sports, and simply being out of doors. She loves enjoying the beauty of creation, especially with friends.
Dan Schara, Property Manager
When there are 225 acres, dozens of buildings, a lake, and countless other nooks and crannies, serving as “Property Manager” might seem like a daunting task – that’s a whole lot to manage! However, there’s nothing that Dan can’t fix! Dan grew up on a farm, and after farming he went into masonry. Most recently he was a groundsman. So, put it simply, he’s been preparing for this role his entire life! When Dan isn’t maintaining Camp Gray, he loves to be outside spending time with his amazing wife, Holly, his three wonderful kids, and his two adorable dogs.