Jon has been serving at Byron Bible Camp since 2000. He grew up in Worthington, Minnesota. He attended Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Ministries in 1982. In 1986 He graduated from Denver Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education. Jon served as a youth Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ellinwood, Kansas. Jon married Elizabeth in 1989 and later they went to the Philippines as missionaries with the North American Baptist Conference. Jon also served as youth pastor of Word of Life Baptist Church in Alpena, Michigan. Jon has enjoyed camp ministry for many year and likes to create another fun thing for kids to do at camp. Jon loves to hunt, fish, water ski and play with Katelyn, Courtney and Carson, his wonderful children.
Director of Food Service
Communication and Program Director
Katelyn grew up at Byron Bible Camp, but is now back and desires to encourage camp to continue relying on God, help camp grow, and create new fun! Katelyn not only went to camp for as long a she could, but she started counseling as soon as she could and still does. One of Katelyn’s favorite things at camp is small group time in the evenings with campers. After attending Tabor college and Grace University, she graduated with a degree in Graphic Communication and Biblical Studies. Katelyn loves coaching soccer, sharing about camp, mentoring younger girls, leading mud games at camp, and being with her family!
In April of 2002 Clinton Wipf came on staff as part-time to help with maintenance at the camp. Clinton retired from farming north of the camp in Spink County and desired to help a ministry. He now lives in Huron, SD after moving off his farm. He has been a great asset in the time he has been here. His experience from many years on the farm helps with a variety of projects. Clinton is happily married to his wife Diane, and he enjoys fishing and golfing. Clinton and his wife attend Prairie Bible Church.
Gayle Feistner has taken the leadership role as the director of finances for the camp. Gayle is from Woonsocket, SD and a graduate of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He has a BS in accounting. Gayle likes to watch sports and go on walks. Gayle loves the Lord and attends Bethesda church in Huron, SD.
2020 Board of Directors