Big Sky Bible Camp Staff
Jamy Landis, Director
Born to a Christian family in Pennsylvania, Jamy's love for camping began at the camp which he attended for many years as a child. After high school, Jamy attended Eastern University where he graduated with a degree in Chemistry. The Lord led Jamy away from the Chemistry field, however, and back to camping through working at Victory Bible Camp in Alaska. After graduating from college, Jamy drove up to Alaska and served in human resources in the winter and directed Ranch Camp in the summer. In 2003, Jamy met his wife, Lisa at camp, and after living in Bozeman for a short time, the Lord led them back to serve at Victory Bible Camp. There, Jamy served as the Program Administrator for four years. Jamy now serves at Big Sky with his wife, Lisa, and five daughters. Jamy is currently pursuing his M.Div. in Bible and Theology.
McKenzie Walker, Office Manager (Pictured at left)
Originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, McKenzie served for three summers as a counselor at Big Sky (2010,11,12) and as an intern after 2012. She has now joined Big Sky full time as the Office Manager. McKenzie enjoys crafts, fitness, outdoors and hanging out with friends. McKenzie attended Bodenseehof Bible School through Torchbearers from 2010-11.
Jordan Johnson, Program Director (Pictured at left)
Jordan first served at Big Sky Bible Camp as a counselor in 2011 and then again in 2012. After 2012, she served as an intern at Big Sky and has now joined Big Sky's staff full time. Jordan attended Montana Wilderness School of the Bible from 2010-11 and 2011-12 and loves anything outdoors!
Lindsey Hipkins, Bookkeeper
Lindsey has recently joined Big Sky and is attending Flathead Valley Community College in addition to working part time at Big Sky. Lindsey is a graduate of Montana Wilderness School of the Bible and her family lives in Condon, Montana.
Hash Morrison, Caretaker
Hash joined Big Sky in the early 70's and has been a faithful worker ever since. Hash assists in keeping the grounds looking good and keeping the firewood shed well stocked. Hash is well known and loved around Montana. Hash is married and has two sons who live in Montana as well.
Scott Olson, Maintenance Director
Scott joined Big Sky in 2011 with his wife, Jennifer and daughter, Oakely. Both Scott and Jen have a long history of being invovled with BSBC. Scott spent much of his youth roaming the grounds of Big Sky, so he had a head start in knowing his way around. Scott also spent a lot of his youth with his missionary parents in Cameroon, Africa. Jen also grew up in the Flathead valley and has been involved with Big Sky since she was young.
Jeff Ort, Camp Promise Director
Although raised in New Jersey, Jeff first got involved with ministry to people with special needs while in college in South Carolina. He led a Sunday afternoon Bible study for adult men in a state run lock-down unit in the capitol. Those men had been convicted of offenses from petty larceny to sexual assault, but because of their mental disabilities they were not sent to join the general prison population. While still in college, he was introduced to a camping ministry to people with special needs in Pennsylvania. After serving several summers as a counselor, he joined that ministry full-time upon graduating in 1995. He served as Program Director for seven summers, marrying his one-time program assistant, Emmy, in 1998. Their family grew by two boys, as they continued to serve together in and out of camp. In 2002, they were approached about relocating to Montana to head up Big Sky Bible Camp’s ministry to people with special needs, Camp Promise. Since moving to Montana in 2003, the Orts have been busy directing Camp Promise, establishing ongoing ministry to families in their community with special needs, and planning for the future expansion of Camp Promise as new facilities are built. Jeff also works one-on-one with a few boys with autism, and other families in their community. He considers it a joy to serve the Lord and families touched by special needs.
Dan Lubbers, Wilderness Director
Dan was born in Michigan to Christian parents who were a good example to him of service to others. That, and exploring with his family along the shores of Lake Superior or to some unknown waterfall without a trail gave him a love for wilderness and what would lead to a desire to share the Gospel with youth in a backpacking setting. He met his wife, Arlene, here in Montana while on a backpacking trip with a friend. They knew her family here and stopped for a couple of weeks to work on the farm. After getting back home and some time later, the decision was made to make a move here to the Bozeman area, and following some months of dating, Arlene and Dan were married in 1979. They have two children and 6 grandchildren. Dan is a cabinet builder most of the year, but the Lord has enabled him to be able to take several weeks off each summer to work at camp since 1986. As a staff member, Big Sky Bible Camp has had a big impact on Dan's own life and has shaped him tremendously. It’s one of the best places to be able to present the Good News of Jesus to youth in both the regular camp setting and the wilderness.