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Great News at Sugar Creek!

Say Hello to our new Executive Director, Jesse Klosterboer!

July 10, 2019

Great News!

Sugar Creek Bible Camp is pleased to announce the appointment of Jesse Klosterboer as Executive Director; he will begin work on September 1. Jesse brings a wealth of experience in Lutheran Outdoor Ministry where he has been employed for the past fourteen years, serving at camps in Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa.  He is currently employed as Associate Director of Ewalu Camp and Retreat Center in Strawberry Point, Iowa where he works with more than 200 congregations. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Luther College and began his career serving youth in a residential treatment facility for teenage boys. He has a stellar track record of building camp programs, hiring and training staff and administering day to day camp operations. He has extensive experience in fundraising, and motivational speaking.  Moreover, he is an accomplished musician with additional experience in carpentry, auto repair and backhoe operation!

Joining Jesse will be his wife Miranda, a rostered ELCA pastor, and his two sons Micah, aged three and Jonathan, aged three months.

Sugar Creek Bible Camp is a 635-acre facility located along the banks of Sugar Creek, in the heart of the Driftless Region, near Ferryville, Wisconsin.  It serves as a summer camping facility for youth as well as a year around retreat facility for people of all ages.  The Camp serves more than 100 ELCA congregations in the La Crosse Area Synod and in the South-Central Synod. Jesse Klosterboer will be the seventh Executive Director to serve Sugar Creek Bible Camp since its founding in 1966.

Board Chair,
Michael Douglass