(440) 967-4861 info@bbeach.org

Meet Our Leadership Team

Ralph Trainer

Executive Director | rtrainer@bbeach.org ext.2230

My Primary responsibility is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s leading in providing visionary, strategic, and directional leadership. I think we have assembled an amazing staff of servant-leaders. “Service as great as the lake,” is more than something we say! It is wonderful to serve alongside my wife and kids. I love what Beulah Beach is to families – we are committed to raising the next generation to take the word to the world.

One of my core values is fun! But the thing I enjoy the most is hearing of changed lives through camp ministry. I am a Beulah Beach bell ringer! As a boy I tried to ring the bell at midnight and got caught in the act. I surrendered my life to Christ at camp!

I have served as a pastor, an international worker, in the district and national office and now at Beulah Beach. I am convinced that God doesn’t speak any louder here, but many have told me that they tend to hear him better at Beulah Beach! Listen!

Kathy Trainer

Guest Services Director | ktrainer@bbeach.org ext.2280

I work as the Director of Guest Services serving over 150 church, family, and school groups using Beulah Beach facilities for their retreats throughout the year. I absolutely love working in a place where we all desire it to be a place where people come away and meet with the Lord. I’ll do all I can to facilitate that taking place.

I have served as a pastors wife, international worker, and school teacher before coming to Beulah Beach. All I can say is serving Jesus is never boring and the rewards are out of this world!

Kathy Trainer

Guest Services Director | ktrainer@bbeach.org ext.2280

I work as the Director of Guest Services serving over 150 church, family, and school groups using Beulah Beach facilities for their retreats throughout the year. I absolutely love working in a place where we all desire it to be a place where people come away and meet with the Lord. I’ll do all I can to facilitate that taking place.

I have served as a pastors wife, international worker, and school teacher before coming to Beulah Beach. All I can say is serving Jesus is never boring and the rewards are out of this world!

Jeremy Krauss

Support Services Director | jkrauss@bbeach.org  ext.2250

Support Services, what does that even mean? In a nutshell it is office & administrative type stuff. More specifically I give oversight to accounting/finance, human resources, and information technology. Support Services offers the administrative support necessary so everyone on the Beulah Beach team can function as efficiently as possible. It’s an honor to be able to use my God given gifts and abilities at Beulah Beach and see lives changed for eternity as a result!

I grew up attending camp at Beulah Beach. I loved it so much that I served here all though high school and college. Shortly after graduating, I was hired on year round staff at Beulah Beach and have been serving here ever since. God has really used the ministries of Beulah Beach to change my life.  Since I was 8 years old, attending my first summer camp, growing up a little and meeting my wife, raising my family, and having the privilege of seeing hundreds of lives transformed each year!

Scott Skiles

Program Director | sskiles@bbeach.org  ext.2340

Shortly after coming to know the Lord in 2013, he brought to me Beulah Beach to serve on summer staff as a Day Camp Counselor.  That was when the Lord opened my eyes to the reality that he had for my life and the call that was on it.  My wife and I always dreamed of doing camp ministry and God faithfully brought us to Beulah Beach.  Being able to serve here where God has done miracles in my life and many others is a true blessing.  

As the Program Director, I get the honor of working alongside our program team, summer staff  and volunteers to create a camp experience like no other.  Our mission, like Beulah’s, is to “engage campers to encounter Christ” through games, dancing, water sports, teaching, and community.  I thoroughly enjoy being able to work with our summer staff and volunteers and watch them grow to become more like Christ as they serve the guests.  

The ringing of the Beulah Beach bell has become one of my favorite sounds and I am excited to see the Kingdom impact that God will continue to do at Beulah Beach!

Scott Skiles

Program Director | sskiles@bbeach.org  ext.2340

Shortly after coming to know the Lord in 2013, he brought to me Beulah Beach to serve on summer staff as a Day Camp Counselor.  That was when the Lord opened my eyes to the reality that he had for my life and the call that was on it.  My wife and I always dreamed of doing camp ministry and God faithfully brought us to Beulah Beach.  Being able to serve here where God has done miracles in my life and many others is a true blessing.  

As the Program Director, I get the honor of working alongside our program team, summer staff  and volunteers to create a camp experience like no other.  Our mission, like Beulah’s, is to “engage campers to encounter Christ” through games, dancing, water sports, teaching, and community.  I thoroughly enjoy being able to work with our summer staff and volunteers and watch them grow to become more like Christ as they serve the guests.  

The ringing of the Beulah Beach bell has become one of my favorite sounds and I am excited to see the Kingdom impact that God will continue to do at Beulah Beach!

Art McMahon

Resource Development Director | amcmahon@bbeach.org ext. 2260

I do not remember a time when Beulah Beach was not a part of my family’s life. Growing up my dad was a camp director during the summers and school teacher the rest of the year. I loved packing up the car for each trip to Beulah Beach. As a kid there was no better place to spend summers than here. A lot has changed at Beulah Beach since those first years. However, it has remained a place that I love and still brings joy every time I think about being here.

Miquette and I started working together in the fall of 2008. The school where we both served is located in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Miquette and I met that fall and were married in October of 2011. While Miquette is from Haiti I served there for 14 years. We left in June of 2022 with wonderful memories of our time there together. When possible I never leave home without my kids. I enjoy taking them to the store or on random errands. With them being by my side I am reminded to be a living example for them. When tempted to say or do something I would regret I am reminded they are watching. My wife and I both agree our children have not only been a blessing but a reminder to us to be consistent in our personal lives as well. 

Aaron Duarte

Media Director | aduarte@bbeach.org ext.2310

I am responsible for managing all the different areas of media involved at Beulah Beach. Graphic design, website management, and audio/visual projects are a few of my day to day tasks. I also lead the media team during the summer months. I am grateful and excited to be serving in a role where I can use my creativity and love for digital media.

Aaron Duarte

Media Director | aduarte@bbeach.org ext.2310

I am responsible for managing all the different areas of media involved at Beulah Beach. Graphic design, website management, and audio/visual projects are a few of my day to day tasks. I also lead the media team during the summer months. I am grateful and excited to be serving in a role where I can use my creativity and love for digital media.

Rachel and I moved to Beulah Beach in 2013 and we are overjoyed that we can raise up our two children at a place like Beulah Beach. 

Melissa Gillentine

Beulah on the Road & Outdoor Ed. Director | mgillentine@bbeach.org  ext.2320

I have the privilege of serving as our Beulah on the Road and Outdoor Education Director. My summers on BOTR include traveling to different churches as we partner with them to run a day camp each week. After traveling all summer, I am able to stay at up at the Beach serving schools through outdoor education as the students and I explore education.

Since my arrival, I have fallen in love with this place. Beulah Beach has an environment that draws people in, making serving here such a joy. It’s amazing to look around and see lives sold out for the Lord and for furthering his Kingdom.

As a recent graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in Elementary Education, I love being able to use things I’ve learned in this position. I have served in several capacities of children’s camp and ministries in the past and am excited that I get to continue here at Beulah Beach.

Jared Lee

Maintenance Director | jlee@bbeach.org

 I am blessed to be the Maintenance Director here at Beulah Beach. My days are spent working the grounds at beulah, maintaining the buildings, and organizing volunteer groups. I work with an amazing team throughout the year.

I have loved every day since I began working here. It is a joy to be able to work at such a beautiful place, and to honor the Lord by taking care of what he has entrusted me with. 

I recently married my amazing wife Kelsey, and shortly after we added a lovely dog to the mix. I graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Outdoor Leadership Education, but also worked construction all my life. I have served 4 summers here at Beulah prior to starting the maintenance position, and look forward to serving many years here. 

Jared Lee

Maintenance Director | jlee@bbeach.org 

 I am blessed to be the Maintenance Director here at Beulah Beach. My days are spent working the grounds at beulah, maintaining the buildings, and organizing volunteer groups. I work with an amazing team throughout the year.

I have loved every day since I began working here. It is a joy to be able to work at such a beautiful place, and to honor the Lord by taking care of what he has entrusted me with. 

I recently married my amazing wife Kelsey, and shortly after we added a lovely dog to the mix. I graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Outdoor Leadership Education, but also worked construction all my life. I have served 4 summers here at Beulah prior to starting the maintenance position, and look forward to serving many years here. 

Nick Kousma

Foodservice Director | nkousma@bbeach.org ext.2240

Judy and I were in empty nesters in the western Chicago suburb of Lombard, IL when God called us to return to Willard, OH. Several years later, an opportunity presented itself at Beulah Beach as Director and Manager of Food Service. Now we know our mission. Engaging guests to encounter Christ by serving those who come to Beulah Beach and providing quality meals that are tastefully presented while enhancing the appearance and functionality of the food service facility.

We view our job as a “get to” and NOT a “have to.” Some one once said, “If you find a job you love; you’ll never work another day in your life.” This is truly our mission and we look forward to what God has in store for us in the future.

Contact Us

6101 W. Lake Rd. Vermilion, OH 44089

(440) 967-4861

info@bbeach.org

We are a year-round camp and retreat center, focused on engaging guest to encounter Christ!

We believe in the power of camp and we exist to see lives forever changed for the Kingdom of God.

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Every year dedicated volunteers and individuals spend countless hours and resources helping to make Beulah Beach a better place. Click here to get involved!

 

 

 

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