While Elgin and Becky Ziesmer are not new to Wisconsin we are happy to introduce them as the new Camp Ranger and Administrative Assistant for our conference campground, Camp Wakonda.
Elgin and Becky Ziesmer are currently members at the Green Bay Adventist Church where they have attended for many years. They have a blended family and their children are all grown. Two of their daughters work with them at their Adult Family Home where they have provided care to three developmentally disabled young women for 16+ years.
Elgin has lived his entire life in the Northeast Wisconsin area, growing up in Lena. Becky has roots in Michigan where she was born and lived as a child, but has called Wisconsin home since her teen years. Both are lifelong Seventh-day Adventists.
Elgin has worked as a machinist, a licensed home inspector, a general contractor and welder among other trades. He seems to be able to do most anything and has enjoyed building and creating most anything needed at camp where he has volunteered for many years. Most recently he spent his free time building a small log cabin in their back yard and moving and setting up a sawmill given him by his dad.
Becky has worked as Program Manager for a foster care agency for several years and most recently has been the Secretary/Treasurer at the Green Bay church. She has been involved with the Pathfinder Ministry in Wisconsin for more than 20 years and is currently one of the Area Coordinators in the Conference. She also serves on two Pathfinder Advisory Committees at the NAD. She was instrumental in creating the Pathfinder Cabin at Camp Wakonda, and helps to maintain it. The hobbies she is most passionate about are bird watching and gardening.
Elgin and Becky have loved volunteering at camp and believe that Camp Wakonda is a place to come and meet with God. They are excited to begin their roles as Camp Ranger and Administrative Assistant and to continue the tradition of making camp a place to come to spend time with Jesus. They will begin their responsibilities in early December.
Juanita Edge, Communication Director