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About us


As a part of our joy in serving the Church and to the community, as well as in justice to our guests, campers, volunteers and staff, Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, Inc., including its Carol Joy Holling and Sullivan Hills camps, is committed to principles that enable opportunities for full participation in its programs and activities. These programs and activities include Christian education, spiritual, psychological, social, personal and professional development. We welcome all people and we do not tolerate behavior that discriminates based upon race, religion, color, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, age or ancestry. Such discrimination is demeaning, destructive and directly at odds with the Gospel of Christ and our goals of fostering equity, mutual understanding and cooperation.

mission statement

Faith: Alive!


At Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, in places set apart, we live out faith in ways that show everyone they belong and are unconditionally loved by God.


We offer significant experiences that:
• provide a safe, welcoming introduction to the Christian faith
• increase the relevance of faith in one’s daily life
• promote community-building

Sullivan Hills Camp is operated by Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Mission, Welcome & Vision Statements

staff & board


Tom Birner

Dale Fornander
Beth Forney

Pr. Chris Kester-Beyer

Pr. Sheryl Kester-Beyer

Steve Meysing
Renee Miller
Chad Rademacher

Tom Rosdail
LaDene Rutt
Pr. Tim Stadem

Steve Stroup

NLOM Staff

Executive Director, Jason Gerdes,
Manager of Financial Records, Laura Thalken 
Receptionist and Office Support Specialist, Chantelle Jackson


Program Team:
Director of Programs, Korey Breutzmann,
Summer Camp Director, Bailey Neitzel,
Manager of Adventure Programs, Dennis Pope,
Youth Programs Specialist, Laura Stalder

Adult Programs Specialist, Jessica Weltz
Registrar, Sarah Duncan,

Sullivan Hills Camp Program Specialist (seasonal), Now Hiring

Guest Services:
Director of Operations, Tara Knudson Carl,
Manager of Event Planning, Dana Jahn,
Manager of Hospitality, Josh Ingersoll
Senior Hospitality Specialist, Peter Hansen

Host, Justin Hoffman

Chef & Food Services Manager, Max Harris,

Sous Chef & Kitchen Supervisor, Micky Finnigan

Cook, Amy Landstrom

Cook, Zeke Jackson
Cook, Owen Weise

Dishwasher, Glen Laughlin

Housekeeping Supervisor, Erin Thompson

Senior Housekeeper, Cheri Truax

Housekeeper, Carson Montgomery

Guest Services Specialist, Sandra Kimball


Director of Development, Jacob Spilker,

Development Officer, Trish Haniszewski
Development Associate, Dennis Remington 
Special Gifts Officer, Dave Coker 

Development Support Specialist, Katie Holewinski

Marketing & Communications:

Director of Marketing, Dani Hatfield,

Associate Director of Marketing, Gera Schultz
Graphic Designer + Marketing Coordinator, Michaela Miller
Volunteer Coordinator & Marketing Support Specialist, Lisa Stirtz


Buildings & Grounds:
Maintenance Director, Mike Hurst

Construction Project Manager, Jon Brinkman
Buildings & Grounds Specialist, Ivan Marsh

Buildings & Grounds Specialist, Jeff Beckman

Buildings & Grounds Specialist, Now Hiring

Manager of Sullivan Hills, Zac Christensen


Board of Directors

Tami Lewis-Ahrendt (President), Lincoln, NE

Brooke Gregory (Vice President), Bellevue, NE

L. James Wright (Secretary), Omaha, NE

Dale Sall (Treasurer), Lincoln, NE

Wendy DeBoer, Bennington, NE

Rev. Jerry Gilbreath, Pickrell, NE

Bishop Scott Johnson, Fremont, NE

Dea. Coco Lyons, Lincoln, NE

Scott McCollister, Valley, NE

Emily Meehan, Omaha, NE

Rev. Kathy Montira, Scottsbluff, NE

Ted Swanson, Wellington, CO

BoaRd of Trustees

Joe Hornisch (President), Elkhorn, NE

Jason Gerdes (Treasurer), Ashland, NE

Lisa Peck (Secretary), Overland Park, KS

Chuck Niemeyer, Ashland, NE

Jane Tonniges, Omaha, NE

David Cook, Ashland, NE

L. James Wright, Omaha, NE

Staff & Board
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