Meet the Team

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!

  • Kristian Wold

    Incoming Executive Director

    All of us at Kuriakos are extending a warm welcome to Rev. Kristian Wold as he joins our community in a new role. We look forward to the ministry we will do together. Kristian's experience in ministry has him well-positioned to guide Kuriakos' philosophy and growth.

  • 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

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.

Henry Nelson

Property & Hospitality Assistant

"Hi y’all! My name is Henry Nelson and I am one of the interns at Camp this winter. I like baking,cooking and maintenance work, which is what I am doing at Camp this winter!"

Henry first joined our team in winter 2021. Since then he's come back seasonally to help with the property and served as our Summer Cook. We're glad he's able to stay through the winter this time around!

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.