We are grateful to our board for overseeing the ministry of Lone Prairie Camp.

The LPC Board and LPC Camp Director can be contacted at board@loneprairiecamp.com.
The LPC Board Chair can be contacted at boardchair@loneprairiecamp.com.
A copy of our current LPC Board Policy Governance Manual is also available.

Russ McDermott

Title on Board: Chair
Family: Married to Jennifer for 27 years. We have five (mostly young adult) children.
Home Church: Ellerslie Road Baptist Church
Occupation: I have been a pastor for a long time. I’ve served churches in Kentucky, Ontario, and here in Alberta. Currently, I am the Executive Director of Operations at Ellerslie.
Past Experience with LPC: I am a camp dad, as my daughter has served on the camp staff.
Past Experience on the LPC Board (if any): This is my first year serving on the LPC board.

Tim Schwalfenberg

Title on Board: Vice-Chair & Treasurer
Family: Recently married to Bonnie Schwalfenberg
Home Church: Central Baptist Church
Occupation: I work as a maintenance engineer for Imperial Oil at Strathcona Refinery
Past Experience with LPC: I attended LPC as a camper for many years, later transitioning into LPC’s Leadership Training (CLT) program. After completing the CLT program, I was a cabin leader at camp the following summer. Camp has had an incredible impact on my life and my relationship with God. I have seen similar impacts in the lives of many youth that I have mentored at my church and I’m excited to see how God will continue to use LPC to mature and grow his disciples.
Past Experience on the LPC Board (if any): This is my fourth year serving on the LPC board

Alyssa Reid

Title on Board: Secretary
Family: I have been married to my husband, Jesse, for ten years. We have three daughters and recently had our first son.
Home Church: Ellerslie Road Baptist Church
Occupation: I work as a Registered Nurse on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Past Experience with LPC: I spent many summers serving at Lone Prairie Camp. I attended the CLT program as a teenager as well as worked as a Support Staff, Cabin Leader, Recreation Director and Assistant Program Director. The time I spent serving at camp has had a significant impact on my life. I value the ministry of Lone Prairie Camp and feel privileged to serve in this way.
Past Experience on the LPC Board (if any): This is my fifth year serving on the LPC board.

Mike Swalm

Family: I have been married to my wife Tricia for nearly twenty years, and together we are the parents of Isabella, Elena, Eden, and Benjamin (and our GoldenDoodle Penny).
Home Church: Abundant Life Church
Occupation: I am the Lead Pastor at Abundant Life Church as well as Adjunct Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Biblical Studies at Rocky Mountain College.
Past Experience with LPC: Most of my youth was spend attending and working at James River Bible Camp, which would later become Rivers Edge Camp. I think I held nearly every position at camp at one time or another. I have attended LPC with my family for family camp on a number of different occasions. I have also been the speaker for family camp and for youth camp (much to my daughter’s chagrin!). LPC has become a place of joy and retreat for my whole family and I’m excited to be able to serve the camp in this way.
Past Experience on the LPC Board (if any): This is my first year serving on the LPC board.

Dennis Gulley

Title on Board: Consultant (Not an LPC Board member)
Family: Married to Joanne for 31 years, dad to five daughters, father-in-law to three great men of God, and Gramps to two grandsons.
Home Church: Ellerslie Road Baptist Church
Occupation: I currently serve as the District Coach of the Baptist General Conference in Alberta. I have been in vocational ministry for 35 years having served in pastoral, denominational and teaching roles in the US and Canada.
Past Experience with LPC: While I am new to the BGCA and to Lone Prairie Camp, I have been involved in camping ministries having served on Camp Boards, as a Camp Director and Camp Speaker for over 35 years. I hold a high value for the power and importance of camping ministry in the lives of students and staff.
Past Experience on the LPC Board (if any): I serve alongside the LPC board in a consultative role.