Meet the Team

Hiring Executive Director

Kuriakos is soliciting candidates for Executive Director,

to plan for a smooth transition upon the eventual retirement of Rev. Art Weiss.

Do you Love…the Lord, the outdoors, the camp lifestyle? Do you possess…strong leadership skills, a vision for the future, a passion for outdoor ministry? If your answers are yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes we just might have the opportunity you have been dreaming about!

Kuriakos, a vibrant Christian outdoor ministry located on the shores of beautiful Sylvan Lake, Alberta is currently seeking a qualified individual who enjoys working with people of all ages and who has significant leadership experience to apply for the full-time position of Executive Director.

As the Executive Director you will report to the Board of Directors and be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the Camp’s operations and activities contribute to achieving the mission, vision and goals of the Association.

As the successful candidate you will be a Christian (ordained or lay) and enthusiastic about serving Kuriakos as a Lutheran Ministry in Alberta. You will possess an undergraduate degree in a related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You will have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills combined with a minimum of 5 years supervisory and leadership experience preferably in a camp ministry, church or non-profit environment. 


Don’t let this dream job opportunity pass you by!

Position Overview        Opportunity Profile

or get in touch with Dave Christiansen, Board Chairperson, at

We're Hiring


Kuriakos is looking to hire a new Property Manager. This position will manage all activities related to site operations, facilities and maintenance and be an enthusiastic member of our Year Round Leadership Team. 

You can view the job posting here or contact Rev. Art, Executive Directorfor more details. | 403-746-2702

Leadership Team

Having a great program team is only part of the equation. Our staff are supported by a strong leadership team, with the experience and resources to teach, supervise, and assist staff as challenges arise.

  • Art Weiss

    Executive Director

    Art has served in a variety of camp positions at a couple of camps, including ED, as well as serving as pastor to a couple of ELCA congregations. Art has a background in accounting, preaching, administration, and having a great laugh. You'll hear it when you meet him!

  • Paul Kopjar

    Assistant Director

    Paul has been involved in the Kuriakos community for many years.

    Programming, staffing, marketing, administration, he does it all.

    Have a question? I bet Paul knows the answer.

  • Program Director

    Kendra has a long history in camp ministry, having worked at 8 other camps before joining our full-time team. Included in that, Kendra served as an intern here at Kuriakos in the fall of 2011. Kendra's passion is to see children, youth and families grow in their faith, and to assist young leaders as they develop.


    Hospitality Director

    Amber joined the Kuriakos team in February 2022, moving to Alberta from Manitoba. She is very excited to support this community.

    Amber brings lots of experience at previous camps, ranging from cook to director and more. She shares a love for cooking, enthusiasm for helping kids enjoy the outdoors, and a passion for hospitality.

    Come on out to Kuriakos, where Amber is ready to welcome you!

FUEL Internship

Kuriakos offers internship programs for 6-12 months. We're lucky to work with these committed servants.

Hannah Rude

Hospitality and program assistant

Hannah has worked on our summer team a few times... and is excited to join our team through the year. She'll continue to serve in a leadership role with our summer staff, and help with planning and hosting retreats, schools, and guest groups.

We're lucky to have her passion for camp and for ministry, and we think you'll enjoy meeting her here as well.

Internship Application

Interested in learning more about Camp Ministry? Growing your Leadership Skills? Giving Back to the Community?

Consider an Internship at Kuriakos!

We're a fun team that believes you should love what you do.
As any of our alumni or current staff will tell you, this is a great community for sharing, learning, and growing. We'd love to welcome you to our team and community.

“I came to Kuriakos with no idea what I was getting into, but I found so much more than I could have imagined.  I have experienced incredible community here: from strong mentors as well as my fellow interns, I have learned so much that I will use in future outdoor ministry positions and anywhere else God takes me.”   --Katie Bode, 2012 intern

Check out the FUEL Internship Brochure for more details.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter in pdf format to Assistant Director Paul Kopjar at or call 403.746.2702

Staff Alumni... a tradition of community

Kuriakos is community. We are built by people who serve on staff, offer their skills as volunteers, and join us as campers.

Alumni are encouraged to remain active at Kuriakos, ensuring our enduring legacy for future generations.