Meet Our Staff
Art & Pam DeVos Executive Director / Food service manager
Born and raised on a farm in NW Iowa, Art grew up going to camp and loved it. It was at camp where he gave his life to the Lord. Art then found himself working all four summers while in college at the same camp he attended. It was during those summers that he realized his passion for the camping ministry and felt God calling him to this ministry full-time.
Pam's father served many years in the United States Air Force which meant she has lived all over the country. She was born in California and lived in 7 different states before settling in the Omaha area.
Art and Pam met while attending Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa and were married in 2002. They moved to Houston, Texas where Pam taught 1st Grade in an inner-city Houston school district and Art began work for a law firm. Soon after, they received a call to enter into the camp ministry.
Pam had previous kitchen experience and became Serve-Safe Certified and began managing all aspects of the camp kitchen. She has continued to do so since their camping ministry began in 2004.
They have two sons, Ashton & Hudson, and have done foster care for many years as well.
James & Mariah Rader - Program coordinators
James grew up in Bridgeport, Nebraska and dedicated his life to Christ while attending Camp Rock as a young teen. He attended Chadron State College for four years. James is a licensed minister through his church in Gering, where he has also served as youth pastor and worked with many of their children’s programs and activities. He currently serves as the pastor at Redington Community Church.
Mariah was born in southern Florida but has spent the majority of her life in Gering, Nebraska. Her father is a pastor and long-time speaker at Camp Rock. She was saved at a young age but rededicated her life to Christ at Camp Rock as a junior higher. She attended Chadron State for four years, taking mainly music and education classes. Mariah has worked for many years in her church’s children ministries and along with her husband in the youth group.
James and Mariah met while attending camp here at the age of 15 and were married in 2013. They have one son, Liam born in early 2017.