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  August 2018  


Bill Indelli
Operations Director
(815) 784-5141 ext 111

Bill “Music Man” Indelli assumed this role in April of 2016.  He brings 36 years of experience in Leadership, Retail, Sales and Marketing to Walcamp.  He lives in North Aurora with his wife Jen and daughter Vera.  He has 4 Children and 2 Grandchildren.   In his downtime Bill enjoys playing music, camping and fishing.

Ben Konrad
Program Director
(815) 784-5141 ext 112

Ben “Mufasa” Konrad served at Walcamp in various roles from 2000 to 2010, and he returns in 2017 to take on the Program Director role. Ben has a background in Education and Visual Communication and brings 10 years of full-time youth ministry experience to the team, having served at five camps and also, for a brief time, as a classroom teacher. Ben and his wife Lindsay spend their free time exploring zoos, national parks, museums and local bookstores. Ben also plays guitar, reads children's literature, plays games, sketches, participates in NaNoWriMo - an annual novel writing challenge – and has self-published some of his creative works. Ben’s favorite part of camp is showing the wonders of God’s creation to others and sharing the love of Jesus with them. His favorite Bible verse is 1 John 1:1 “That which we have seen… we pass on to you.”

Lindsay "Ducky" Konrad
Outdoor Education
(815) 784-5141 ext 125

Lindsay "Ducky" Konrad joined the Walcamp family in 2017.  Walcamp is Lindsay's fifth camp and she is excited about the opportunity to share her love of camp, nature and ministry.  She has 9 years of camp experience and has spent time as naturalist in a classroom setting and for the WI Dept. of Natural Resources.  In her free time she enjoys visiting zoos, national and state parks, museums and book stores with her husband Ben.  She also enjoys reading young adult books, bird watching, swimming, playing games and exploring nature.  Lindsay's favorite part of camp is sharing the wonder of God's creation with others.

Ranelle Palmer
Director of Guest Services
(815) 784-5141 ext 114

Ranelle started working at Walcamp in 2008.  She and her husband live in Genoa with their daugheter. Ranelle loves nature, camping in her motor home, and cooking and spending quality time with her Grandson Jax.


Leadership/Board of Directors 

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Rev. Tim Bayer

Tim is the Lead Pastor at St. Mark's Church in St. Charles, Illinois. His life's calling is to reach and multiply the next generation of leaders who make a difference where they live, work, and play. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University Chicago, a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and is ABD for his Doctor of Education from Concordia University Portland. Prior to moving to Chicagoland, he served in outdoor and student ministry, multi-site and non-profit development, and congregations in Missouri and Washington state. He is married to Beth and together, they have three children: Ethan, Noah, and Jonah. As a family, they enjoy travel, family time, and being outdoors. As a couple, Beth and Tim enjoy exploring ethnic foods and fine wine.

Rev. Dr. Ben Squires
Vice President

The Rev. Dr. Ben Squires is Pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church in Gurnee. He has been there since 2010 and loves to help his congregation connect with the community. He and his wife, Susan, have 3 boys who have loved their Walcamp experiences. Prior to Gurnee, Pastor Squires served congregations in Milwaukee and Manitowoc, WI. When in high school, Pastor Squires thought his future would be as a rock 'n' roll radio DJ

Jennifer Marler

Jennifer joined the Board in April of 2014 and serves as Treasurer.  Her ties to Walcamp began as a child, from which she has fond memories of attending camp and the annual Fall Festival.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bradley University, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.   She resides in Chicago with her husband Tim and enjoys traveling, scrapbooking and is an avid baseball fan, especially when cheering on the Chicago White Sox.

Sean Hoyer

Sean has served on the Board on several occasions, most recently since 2009. He is past President (2009 - 2015). He attended Walcamp as a camper, Special Needs Camp volunteer, and 3 summers as a counselor. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University and holds a Master's in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. He is a long-time member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL. As a Clinical Social Worker, Sean has worked in community mental health, wilderness therapy, private practice counseling, and the Veteran's Health Administration. He has assisted non-profit and government agencies and organizations implement positive change. Sean also serves as a Reservist in the United States Air Force. He is married with two school-aged children and lives in Highland Park, IL.


Audrey Konrad
Board Member

Rev. Bill Ryden
Board Member

Chris Schnackel
Board Member- Properties Committee

Chris joined the Walcamp Board of Directors in 2009 and has served as President since January, 2016. He also serves as Chair of the Properties Committee. He is a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee. Chris went to work at his father's company Palatine Heating & Cooling after high school.  Chris took over as President of Palatine Heating and Cooling with his father's passing in 2011.  Has been married 26 years to his wife Vicky, and has two boys Matthew and Thomas. He spends most of his free time out at Walcamp camping with his family.  You can find Chris at Camp most weekends from April through November. Chris is a huge football fan, Chicago Bears is his favorite team.

John Seisser
Board Member

A life long resident of the Genoa-Kingston area. I am currently a service manager for a HVAC company, and retired maintenance technician for the school district. Retired Chief of the G-K Rescue Squad (17 years). Married and have three children and 6 grandchildren. Member and elder of Trinity Lutheran Church Genoa,IL.

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