Living Waters is primarily a volunteer operated organization. It takes 50 or more volunteer staff to get through the year. There is just no way we can list everyone, but here are just a few faces that you will commonly see around camp.
CAMP DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, & PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Director: Roger Black (and his wife Karen)
Roger and Karen have been involved in Living Waters since the early 70’s. Roger is now the camp director and Karen works in the office. Led with passion for reaching youth and adults, and most importantly a love for the Lord, Roger and Karen have been anchors to the ministry.
Assistant Director: Galen Elliott (and his wife Lisa)
Galen and Lisa’s journey at Living Waters began in 1979. Galen spent a week there as an adult camper. He experienced the dedication and love of God from the entire staff. Galen returned and worked Labor Day weekend of 1979 and realized he needed to get his life right with God. He felt God was calling him to go to N.B.B.I. Galen entered N.B.B.I. in 1979 and that is where he met his future wife Lisa. Galen and Lisa were married in 1982 and began serving the Lord at Living Waters in many capacities. Galen and Lisa have two daughters Amanda and Sara. Their family counts it a privilege and blessing to be part of the Living Waters family.
Kitchen Staff: Mark and Susan Olsen
Mark and Susan began volunteering around 1993 during their vacation weeks. Then in 2012, after they retired, Mark as a UPS driver and Susan as a cook, they began helping full time. You will usually find them in the kitchen cooking the delicious served here at Living Waters.
Mark also serves on the Living Waters board of directors.
WILDERNESS ADVENTURE PROGRAM LEADERS
aka: “Wilderness Bob”, of Unity, Maine, will be heading up the wilderness program again this summer. Bob will be working closely with a team of wilderness trip leaders as they plan, pack, pray for, and lead trips.
Bob is a Living Waters Board Member, a Registered Maine Guide and is certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid through Wilderness Medical Associates.
is a life long lover of the outdoors. He has been participating in Living Waters Wilderness trips since 2000, starting with the Free Christian Church (Andover MA) annual Father/Teen canoe trip. Paul is married to Susan, his college sweetheart, and has four grown children, all of them experienced wilderness canoeists. Paul has been an active leader in Boy Scouts as well as his local church men’s and youth ministries. He is a Maine licensed Camp Trip Leader and holds Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness First Responder certifications. Paul is also a registered Maine Guide.
Danielle Hineshas been involved in the Wilderness program at Living Waters since 2013 as an assistant trip leader. My favorite part of each trip is becoming fully immersed in God’s creation, and sharing what I can in terms of wildernessbtraining and my love for our Savior. Danielle is a Certified Wilderness Trip Leader and in Wilderness First Aid. Psalm 73:26
is a long-time Living Waters Wilderness volunteer and retired paramedic. Connie currently lives in Somerville New Brunswick with her husband Philip, attends Peoples Church, serving as an AWANA leader for many years, and has two grown children. Connie is an experienced canoe and kayak wilderness tripper who loves to share her love of the outdoors by helping with trip planning, organizing, packing out, photography and especially making yummy treats over the campfire. Connie is a licensed Maine Camp Trip Leader and is certified by Wilderness Medical Associates in Wilderness Advanced First Aid.
Liz Bell (and Family)
My love for Living Waters began when I was a counselor during college. I met my husband, Nathan at camp. My love for the grace and beauty of the horse began many years ago as a child when I took that first riding lesson. My desire is to give kids the opportunity to learn about horses and to be able to ride with confidence. Over the years I have helped in the barn on weekends and during the summers as I was able. The Lord, opened the door for me to volunteer on a full time basis in 2006. I hold an Instructor’s certification from Certified Horsemanship Association. I manage the barn staff’s daily activities, along with instructing the campers in basic horsemanship. In the picture with us is our daughter, Sara, who has worked along side of me in the barn, and our son, Jonathan, who likes to catch frogs.