Meet The Staff

Jeff  & Ann Nelson

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Jeff Nelson - Executive Director

Jeff grew up attending Ponderosa as a child and was one of our first campers when we opened at this location in 1976.  Jeff was part of our summer staff while he was in high school and college. 
Jeff and Ann have been serving full-time since 1998.  

Jeff serves as Executive Director.  Ann serves as photographer and website/social media manager.  

Jeff and Ann are the parents of 11 children and grandparents to 9 (so far)!

Chris & Gina Dorough

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Chris Dorough - Guest Group

Chris and Jeff formerly worked together in the commercial landscaping industry in Birmingham.  Gina is a former Elementary School Principal.  After being called into full-time ministry, Chris & Gina joined our full-time staff.

Chris serves as Guest Groups Coordinator and takes care of grounds maintenance and helps with building maintenance and videography.  Gina serves as our Bookkeeper, and video producer.
  To book your group, contact Chris: