Jeremy Spear

Executive Director

He looks forward to continuing to lead the Roxbury team in serving people and sharing Christ’s love. He enjoys attending the services of the various groups and has found it to be spiritually encouraging—challenging him to study the scriptures to find the basis for his own faith.

Jeremy grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and went to Hobe Sound Bible College in Florida, where he met his wife Ronda. He knew they would get married the first time he saw her. After 28 years of marriage, he says it’s still her touch and her smile that he needs to have each day. Together they have been remodeling a 200-year-old house—a place for their three grown children, one daughter-in-law and one grandson to visit.

Around the camp look for Jeremy in his bright blue golf cart or find him in the office. During the week of Camp Meeting, his favorite place to be is in the RV park early in the morning, smelling campfires from the night before, drinking coffee and praying for the families at Camp.

Email: director@roxburycamp.com

 

Michelle Reese

Food Service Director

She also helps plan special events and keeps the Commons beautifully decorated. Of course, you’ll find her most often in the kitchen, where she spends some very long days, especially during the summer camp season. We are very thankful for all the hard work Michelle puts into making sure our guests have amazing food to eat! Michell has received multiple perfect kitchen inspection reports from the PA Department of Agriculture. She enjoys running in her free time.

Michelle spent most of her childhood in Bolivia, South America where her parents were missionaries. She was saved at age four under a banana tree and later was baptized in the Manopari River. She came back to Pennsylvania to attend high school and college. It was in college where she met her husband, Dave. They have now been married for over 30 years, have four sons, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter on the way. Michelle is looking forward to watching and visiting her sons as they transition into their adult lives.

email: foodservice@roxburycamp.com

Caleb Ray

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Caleb was hired in the spring of 2019 and has spent a lot of time learning from Dale all of the ins and outs of keeping the camp facilities in order. He takes care of making sure the grass is kept mowed, toilets are all in working order and all the other details that go into taking care of all of the buildings and property here at camp. He weekly coordinates volunteers and some seasonal staff to make sure everything gets done. His favorite days are any days that he gets to run the backhoe.

Caleb has been married to Samantha (who works in the camp office) since 2012. A lot of times you will see his two little trainees Gavin and Henry riding around on his golf cart with him. Caleb has a passion for ministry and loves getting to connect with the groups and volunteers that come to Roxbury. He enjoys hiking, camping, sweet tea, and Michelle’s Gingerbread Hot Chocolate.

email: maintenance@roxburycamp.com

Heather Jensen

Office Manger

Heather works hard each week to make sure that all of the calendars are in order. She coordinates reservations and contracts for our guest groups as well as handling the scheduling for the camp staff. She has been learning Spanish to better be able to communicate and serve our Spanish speaking guest groups. On the weekends she can frequently be found helping out in the kitchen.

Heather’s home is in the UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan. She spent many years as a youth pastor and working with Youth for Christ before coming to Roxbury in 2018. She enjoys Civil War History and spends a lot of time in Gettysburg learning. She also enjoys scrapbooking, knitting and traveling to National Parks. However, her favorite thing is COFFEE!! It is a rarity to see her without a cup or pot of coffee in hand.

email: Heather@roxburycamp.com

Samantha Ray

Office Assistant

While you can most often find her in the office she can also frequently be found helping out in the kitchen. If she is in the office you will most likely hear her favorite worship songs playing while she is working on keeping the camps online platforms updated or designing postcards & fliers for upcoming events.

Samantha grew up in Chambersburg and got a degree in communications/journalism from Shippensburg University. She has been married to Caleb (who can oftentimes be found driving a golf cart around camp) since 2012 and they have two little boys Gavin and Henry who love Camp just as much as Samantha and Caleb do. She spent over 3 years working in Student Ministry at her church before coming on staff in the fall of 2019. She is currently working on a Masters’s degree. Her favorite things are ice cream, reading books, going to the beach, and sitting around the fire at their camper enjoying time building relationships with people here at camp.

email: roxburycamp@gmail.com

Dale and Linda Winger

Hosts/Maintenance... And so much more

Together they serve as hosts of the Byers Conference Center, which entails lots of cleaning, laundry, fixing things, setting up and putting away. Linda also works in the camp office; while Dale handles the camp’s technical maintenance, such as sewer treatment, plumbing, electrical and appliances. Linda can most often be found in the office, but Dale could be anywhere on the grounds. Linda’s favorite places at Roxbury are the prayer garden and prayer chapels.

Dale and Linda say that working at Roxbury has taught them to be better servants. Serving God and serving others has been a lifelong practice for them as they have served in ministry in Michigan, Africa, Kansas, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Pennsylvania. They began their journey together in the Michigan church where Linda grew up and Dale’s father had come to serve as pastor. Now married for 46 years, they have three married children and 6 grandchildren. The future will probably mean more time with their family as they can see an end to their formal work lives in the coming years.

Linda’s email: roxburycamp@gmail.com

Dale’s email: maintenance@roxburycamp.com

Ray Heisey

Special Projects

Ray handles our special maintenance projects around the camp, like this past falls sewer pipe replacement project. To find him you better call his cell phone—he could be anywhere. Although his favorite spot on the grounds is his cabin (#46). He knows just about everything there is to know about the camp’s facilities—he was the director for 26 years and now after several years, he’s returned part-time. During the winters, Ray and Mim, his wife of 47 years, plan to continue volunteering with ministries similar to Mennonite Disaster Service. This past winter they were in Florida. They also enjoy spending time with their family of four children (three married) and 9 grandchildren.

Ray grew up in the Hershey area and came to Roxbury Camp Meeting as a child. Throughout his life, he’s lived in Pennsylvania, Africa (Zambia and Mali) and New York (Catskills and New York City).

When asked what he needs each day, Ray reply is, “A little bit of coffee and a lot of Jesus.”

Tom Briggs

Bookkeeper

Tom comes into the office once a week to handle the things that most people run from: numbers and money. Tom works hard to keep all of the books in order, pays the bills, and makes sure that all of the numbers line up. Tom plays a very important role here at Roxbury Camp.

He loves the Civil War, history, and Gettysburg. He enjoys taking longs walks around Gettysburg and finding monuments that he has not studied before. He enjoys reading books about the Civil War. He and Heather often have conversations on Tuesday mornings about their latest Civil War discoveries and adventures around Gettysburg. He has been married to his wonderful wife Jennifer for 36 years. He says they are still waiting to have their first argument. He has a daughter who is a CPA. He also enjoys golfing and riding his motorcycle when the weather is nice.

Nancy Melhorn

Housekeeping

Nancy weekly picks up and brings some ladies to camp who she then helps to coordinate and assists in cleaning the Conference center after groups have left. Nancy helps to make sure that the floors and bathrooms are cleaned, the linens and towels all washed and folded, and beds are made just right each week in the conference center and the guest house. She also occasionally helps in the kitchen when an extra set of hands is needed and helps with special projects for our Ladies Christmas Brunch and Spring Fling like making decorations and getting crafts ready.

Nancy’s Husband John is the pastor of Air Hill BIC Church. Nancy and John have a tandem bicycle that they enjoy riding year-round especially to go visit neighbors and church members who live nearby. She enjoys sewing projects for the Cumberland Valley Relief Center and for her church. She has been married to John for 26 years and they have two sons who are in college.