Our Staff


Dale Stewart, Executive Director

I LOVE my job! I love the fact that camp provides kids and adults with some of the best memories they will ever have. I love that I get to work with a variety of talented, creative, godly people. I love that we get to see lives being changed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I started in 1984, the first 14 years in a dual role as youth pastor of Christ Community Church of Zion and Camp Director. We moved here in 2000. I get to work with my wife Carol, and we have 3 grown kids, Greg, Andrew, & Rachel. Whenever I can, I love going for a long bike ride, and like all kinds of skiing.


Carol Stewart, Administrative Assistant & Food Service Director

I first visited Camp Zion in the summer of 1978 when husband to be, Dale, invited me to see this magical place. Growing up in the hot, desert southwest of Arizona, a camp located in Wisconsin on Lake Michigan was quite a different experience! The beauty of the Door County area quickly became a favorite place to visit and later to call home.

I have grown to love the ministry of Camp Zion and have worked almost every staff position over the last 30 + years (I have never driven the bus or served a lifeguard). My main roles are camper registrations and overseeing our Food Service. I enjoy interacting with parents through email or phone calls to make sure their camper gets the best experience possible.


Matthew Gillmore, Operations Director

I graduated from the UW- Whitewater with a degree in General Management and Accounting. During that time I worked at a Christian camp and an adventure company in Colorado. This showed me how I could tell others about God using my skills and passions for the outdoors.

After college, while working at a camp internship, I met my wife Hannah. After a brief break in camp ministry to start our family, we are now thrilled to be working at Camp Zion. One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to look at camp and the world around me and see how I can make it better. I also enjoy being able to share new experiences with campers and introduce them to God’s creation in a new way.


Camp Leadership Team

The Camp Leadership Team (CLT) exists to provide vision for the future, a philosophy of ministry framework, oversight, and leadership to the ministry of Camp Zion. CLT: (L-R) Lisle Stalter, Justin Stried, Brent Dykhuizen, Jacob Zimmerman, Syndy Nugent, Ana Peterson, Dale Stewart, Michelle Angelos, Jake Jones, Chris Leach, Brian Whittington, Chris Rubert. Not pictured, Dave LaBelle. We appreciate their expertise and service!