2018 Staff Team

Welcome to our 2018 Summer Staff! Meet them below, or at camp!


We're proud of our team. They are committed to providing a fantastic ministry experience to our campers. All of our staff must demonstrate experience working with children, and must be at least a year our of high school. This ensures our cabin leaders have the enthusiasm to lead a group of campers, and the maturity to do so effectively.


Campers are assigned to a cabin group, which becomes their family away from home. With care and instruction from their trained and committed cabin leader, campers accomplish things they've never dreamed of doing.


Interested in joining us? We're still hiring a summer cook, or find FUEL Internship info further down.

For volunteer opportunities, have a look at LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT or VOLUNTEER.

  • Bobbi Belsek

    L.I.T. Coordinator

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  • Nathaneal Cannon

    Adventure Coordinator

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  • Gabby Sarafinchan

    Arts Coordinator

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  • Brandon Tweed

    Activity Coordinator

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  • Connor Bietz

    Assistant Cook

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  • Darian Croteau

    Team Member

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  • Elanor Delaney

    Team Member

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  • Owen Herklotz

    Team Member

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  • Brianna Judiesch

    Team Member

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  • Tom Kunz

    Team Member

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  • JANAE McCluskey

    Assistant Cook

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  • Eithan Moench

    Team Member

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  • Travis Molzan

    Team Member

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  • Destiny Rothenburg

    Team Member

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Full Time 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, most recently in his position as Assistant Director. Programming, staffing, marketing, he does it all.

    Have a question? I bet Paul knows the answer.

    Paul is a lifeguard, leadership educator, French-speaker,

    a twin and older brother, and generally great guy.

  • Kendra Freeland

    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. 

  • Madi Alexandriuk

    Registrar and Hospitality Manager

    Madi joined the year-round Kuriakos team in the fall of 2017.

    Moving here from Edmonton, she brings along her husband Nick, Great Grandma Georgette, dog and cat. Before coming to work at Kuriakos Madi worked for three years as Office Manager at a Lutheran Church, she also has her Culinary Arts Diploma and loves to cook and bake and go on adventures!

  • Rudy Lange

    Property Manager

    Rudy is excited to be working at Kuriakos. He’s says it’s a dream job, having worked in maintenance for 20+ years. Rudy previously did maintenance at a campground, and is looking forward to similar aspects of community in his role here, as well as opportunities for ministry within his work. Rudy loves fishing and repairing small engines, and is a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.

  • Gail Berg

    Bookkeeper and Housekeeper

    Gail started out as housekeeper 22 years ago, and, after years of involvement in other capacities, has found herself back in her starting (and starring!) role.  We sure appreciate her involvement in this ministry - what a great family to have as neighbours!

Join Our Team


Scroll down for information on the FUEL Internship (4-12 months)


If you are interested in working occasional retreat and school programs

(October to March), please send your cover letter and resume to

paul@kuriakos.ab.ca

FUEL Internship

“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.

Positions available fall of 2018.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter in pdf format to Assistant Director Paul Kopjar at paul@kuriakos.ab.ca or call 403.746.2702