Sullivan Hills Camp


27416 Ranch Road, Ashland, NE. 68003


Sullivan Hills Camp:

4236 Road 149
Lodgepole, NE 69149-2580

about us

©2018 Sullivan Hills Camp

About us

mission statement

We are called by God to be a Christ-centered, Spirit-powered ministry:

to equip, teach and excite people for discipleship through camp experiences,
to provide our conference and retreat guests with places set apart and serve with sacred hospitality
to nurture leadership for service in the church and world

welcome statement

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.

vision statement

Gracious People, Sacred Places, Significant Experiences

Sullivan Hills Camp is operated by Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NLOM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Learn more about our organization through our most recent annual report. Click Here to read our 2018 Gratitude Report


staff & board


Mr. Dale Fornander
Mrs. Beth Forney

Chris Kester-Beyer

Sheryl Kester-Beyer
Pr. Steven Meysing
Caryl Miller
Renee Miller
Mr. Tom Rosdail
Mrs. 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,
Associate Director of Programs, Bailey Neitzel,
Pastor, Paula Lawhead,
Manager of Adventure Programs, Dennis Pope,
Program Specialist, Sarah Rogge,

Program Specialist, Peter Hansen,

Registrar, Jessica Weltz,


Retreat & Conference:
Director of Guest Services, Brent Thomsen,
Manager of Event Planning, Dana Jahn,
Manager of Hospitality, Grant Stecher,
Senior Host, Steve Steil,
Host, Kaitlyn Hall,
Host, Peter Hansen,

Chef & Manager of Food Services, Terrie Urtel,

Kitchen Supervisor, Cortney Nichelson,

Cook, Amy Landstrom,

Cook, Cassi Smith,

Housekeeping Supervisor, Mary Jo Thomas,
Guest Services Specialist, Jan Kammerer,
Guest Services Specialist, Sandra Kimball,


Director of Development, Susan Jael Medina,

Associate Director of Development, 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, Heather Abbott, 
Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator, Sarah Craven,
Manager of Retreat & Volunteer Programs, Katherine Albin,
Marketing Support Specialist, Amber Westling,

Buildings & Grounds:
Director of Buildings & Grounds, Roger Maxon,
Associate Director of Buildings & Grounds, Rick Hightshoe,
Buildings & Grounds Specialist, Ivan Marsh,
Buildings & Grounds Specialist, Mike Hurst,

Buildings & Grounds Specialist, Troy Judy,

Manager of Sullivan Hills, Zac & Jess Christensen,

Board of Directors

Ms. Linda Stubbendick (President), Waverly, NE

Mr. Robert Bell (Vice President), Omaha, NE

Ms. Ramona Edwards (Secretary), Omaha, NE

Mr. Bob Sall (Treasurer), Omaha, NE

Mr. Tom Birner, Sidney, NE

Ms. Carolyn Blobaum, Ashland, NE

Rev. Kris Bohac, Waverly, NE

Ms. Hannah deFreese, Omaha, NE 

Mr. Dale Fornander, Chappell, NE

Rev. Jerry Gilbreath, Pickrell, NE

Ms. Linda Kenedy, Omaha, NE

Rev. Jeanne Madsen, Wayne, NE

Rev. Steve Meysing, (Bishop's Representative)

Ms. Linda Miller, Omaha, NE

Rev. Michael Peck, Overland Park, KS

Ms. Sara Rathjen, Omaha, NE

Pr. Marty Tollefson, Fremont, NE

Mr. Bruce Wendt, Leigh, NE

Ms. Sarah Willson, Council Bluffs, IA

Mr. L. James Wright, Omaha, NE

Foundation Board of Trustees

Ms. Brooke Gregory, Bellevue, NE

Mr. Dennis Magnuson, Omaha, NE

Dr. Rod Basler, Lincoln, NE

Ms. Linda Miller, Omaha, NE

Mr. Donald Quinn (President), Gretna, NE

Mr. David Coker (Secretary/Treasurer), Ashland, NE