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Pastor Norlyn Van Beek- Executive Director

(Papa Nor)

My Job Includes:

  • Overseeing General Operation of Camp
  • Manage overall Finances 
  • Working with the Board of Directors
  • Help with Take Me Fishing Camp
  • Pulpit Supply

I began at Inspiration Hills in 2015 after serving Ireton Christian Reformed Church as a Pastor. My wife Cherie and I love the new adventure God has called us to. I grew up on a farm near Maurice, Iowa and graduated from Dordt College and Sioux Falls Seminary.  Cherie and I are high school sweethearts and Cherie works at HyVee and volunteers at camp with various retreats. Cherie & I have 5 married children with ten grandchildren.  We live in Sioux Falls. I love to fish and together, Cherie and I,  love to camp and enjoy being outdoors.

Favorite Camp Food: Chicken Tenders & Fries

Favorite Camp Song: The Fruit of the Spirit (... not a coconut!)

Favorite App: KSFY Radar

You can contact me by emailing norlyn@inspirationhills.org or calling 712-986-5193 ext. 103.


Terry Dozark - Building & Grounds Manager

(The Mad Scientist) 

My Job Includes:

  • Maintaining all buildings and equipment (and the pool!)
  • Building new ideas
  • Setting up & cleaning up for Guest Groups
  • Repairing sewers
  • Putting material lists together for projects
  • Managing Summer Staff Mowers
  • Coordinating Building & Grounds Volunteers

I grew up in Canton, SD and came to Inspiration Hills after 21 years of cutting meat at Sunshine Markets and owning my own business for 7 years. I have worked for Inspiration Hills for more than 18 years. I met my wife Laura in high school. Laura and I have 4 children and ningrandchildren. I enjoy NASCAR (and any type of racing), and fixing up my "hotrod'.

Favorite Camp Song: Kumbaya 

If you are looking for a work project for your group, you can contact me at terrydozark@gmail.com or call 712-986-5193 ext. 104. 


Eydie Owens- Kitchen Manager

(Culinary Specialist & YUM master)

My Job Includes:

  • Overseeing Overall Operation of the Kitchen
  • Managing all meals for Guest Groups & Summer Campers
  • Hiring Kitchen Staff & Helpers
  • Baking for the Celebrate Christmas Fundraiser

I am no stranger to Inspiration Hills as my husband Don and I attended Cursillo here at Camp and all 6 of our children attended summer camp. Two of my daughters, Niki and Whitney, were also summer camp counselors! I have many years of experience in food management in the Sioux Center area where my family and I live. I really enjoy cooking ethnic foods and making dishes from 'scratch'.

Favorite Camp Song: Days of Elijah 

Questions about the kitchen, you can connect with me at ihkitchenmanager@yahoo.com.


Kristi Palsma- Program Director

(Chaos Coordinator)
My Job Includes:
  • Summer Camp Planning & Promoting
  • All year Event & Retreat Planning
  • Summer Staff (Saddle Up Staff, Counselors & Coordinators) Recruiting & Hiring 
  • Summer Camp Volunteer Recruitment and Hiring 
  • Challenge Course Management & Facilitator 

I joined the Full-Time IHills Staff in 2013 after spending two summer working on Summer Staff. I went to school at Dordt College and grew up on a Dairy Farm near Orange City, IA. I come from a big family and I enjoy the time I get to be with them. Some of my hobbies include running with my dog Cooper, being outside, and traveling. 
Favorite Camp Song: Blessed Be Your Name 
Favorite Camp Meal: Breakfast Sandwiches 

Have questions about any Summer Camp/ Programs/ Events or interested in booking our Challenge Course for a teambuilder? You can contact me kristipalsma@inspirationhills.org or call 712-986-5193 ext. 105. 


PAIGE LEUTHOLD- Assistant Program Director

(She can do any job) 
My Job Includes:
  • Summer Camp Planning & Promoting
  • Event & Retreat Planning & Registration
  • Event Marketing & Social Media
  • Challenge Course Facilitator
  • Interim Program Director (Jan-May, 2020) 

I grew up on a farm outside Hills, MN and graduated from the University of Sioux Falls. After my undergrad, I left for 2 years in California to study Biblical Counseling at the Master's University. I worked on summer staff for one summer as a camp coordinator before I came on the Full Time Staff in 2018. 

Favorite Camp Song: Little by Little
Favorite Camp Meal: Anything cooked over the campfire! 

You can contact me about programs, events, and much more! My email is paige@inspirationhills.org or call 712-986-5193 ext. 102. 

Pastor DAVE HEILMAN- Advancement COordinator (Donor Engagement Advisor)

(storyteller)

My Job Includes:

  • Fall Auction Planning 
  • Communicate with Donors & Partners about activities, ministry, and needs of camp
  • Advise Donors & Partners concerning their involvement with camp
  • Work with Executive Director and staff to develop Fundraising plan
  • Set up special events for Donors & Partners
  • Meet with potential Donors 
  • Pulpit Supply 
I joined us in 2017! In the past I have served as Executive Director of STEMM (Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministry) headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa, and as a Pastor in Jenison, MI, Inwood, IA, and Orange City, IA. My family includes my wife Lori, daughter Tina who went to be with the Lord in 2012, son Ross who is married to Liz with my grandson Jack, and daughter Sara. 

Favorite Camp Song: Fruit of the Spirit

Favorite Camp Food: Taco in a Bag

You can contact me about the Fall Auction and any questions about becoming a Donor / Partner with the Ministry at Inspiration Hills. My email is dave@inspirationhills.org  or call 712-986-5193 ext. 112. 



Jenny Scott - Office Manager

(Reservation Headmaster)

My Job Includes:
  • Answering phone calls
  • Summer Camp Registration!
  • Lodging & Activity Reservations/ Guest Services 
  • Weekend Hosting Manager
  • Lifeguard Coordinator

I grew up in Canton, SD.  I am no stranger to the summer camp life, growing up I attended summer camp in South Dakota/Minnesota each year.  I understand the campers who struggle the first year leaving home for a full week because as my father placed me on the bus for camp I was kicking and screaming.  When I returned it was hard for my dad to get me to leave my new lifelong friends I had made. I am married and my husband I enjoy kayaking in the summer! 

Favorite Camp Song: Hippo Song!
Favorite Camp Food: Homemade Potato Wedges & Bacon....BACON- Camp Bacon is the BEST!

Looking to register your camper for summer camp or book a group, family reunion, cabin, campground, or camp activity? Contact me at jenny@inspirationhills.org or call the camp office at 712-986-5193. 




Pastor Rick Timmer- Church Engagement Coordinator

(Coffee taste tester)
My Job Includes:
  • Face to face time with Church Staff & Pastors to tell of upcoming Events, Opportunities, and ways to serve at IHills
  • Camp Promotion & Communications
  • Help organize volunteers and service opportunities 
  • Tell the Stories of what God is doing at camp!
  • Pulpit Supply 
I joined the staff in 2019. I grew up on a farm near Sioux Center, IA. I graduated from Northwestern College and Sioux Falls Seminary. I have worked at a greenhouse wholesale and as a Pastor in Edgerton, MN and Dell Rapids, SD. I have enjoyed being a football coach while living in Dell Rapids. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, gardening, landscaping, and spending time with family. My wife Julie works at HOM Furniture in Sioux Falls. My wife Julie and I met and college and have three wonderful children! 

Favorite Camp Food: Eydie's delicious Roast Beef!
Favorite Camp Song: Good Good Father 

Connect with me to get your church connected and informed of the ministry here at Inspiration Hills. My email is rick@inspirationhills.org or call 712-986-5193.