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Meet the Year-Round Staff!


 


                                                                                       
   

Jon Heie - BUILDING & GROUNDS Maintenance                          

(Jonny Boy) 

My Job Includes:  

  • Maintaining all buildings and equipment
  • Setting up & cleaning up for Guest Groups
  • Assist in repairing sewers
  • Mowers Grounds
  • Work with Building & Grounds Volunteers


I was born in NJ and grew up on the east coast until moving to IA in 1980. I graduated from MOC in 1982 and joined the Army. I met my wife Sheila in high school and have been married for 36 years. I have two daughters and 5 grandchildren, two dogs, Packer & Max. I enjoy traveling, my H-D Tri-Glide, and offroading in my Jeep Cherokee. I am also a member of the Siouxland Miracle Riders. 

Favorite Camp Meal: Burgers on the Grill




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 Donald and I attended Cursillo here at Camp and all 6 of our children attended summer camp. Four of my children--Alex, Simone, 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 comfort foods and home, scratch cooking, and then I like to do old foods in new ways.  

Favorite Camp Song: Days of Elijah 

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



PAIGE LEUTHOLD- Program Director

(Chaos Coordinator) 
My Job Includes:
  • Summer Camp Planning & Promoting
  • Recruiting of Summer Staff
  • 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: Romans 16:19 Says! 
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

(Trail Master)
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.