Steve and Rhonae Stodola have been involved in The Wilds ministry since 1989. Steve was the Director of The Wilds of the Rockies and Assistant Director at The Wilds of North Carolina before becoming Assistant Director and CIT Director at The Wilds of New England.
Rhonae works in our CIT Program as the lead female counselor and also works in the dietician position in conjunction with the kitchen. While investing into this ministry, Rhonae and Steve have reared four children who are active in the ministry as well. Both Steve and Rhonae graduated from Pensacola Christian College. Their lives have been spent pouring into others and investing in Christ’s Kingdom wherever the Lord has led them.
Rand and Amber have been a part of The Wilds family since 1978. Rand worked as Assistant Director and Program Director for over 20 years in North Carolina before God laid a burden on their hearts for a ministry here in New England where they have been for the last 10 years.
Amber is one of our photographers, helps the cleaning crew, and is our main Hostess in housing sponsors during the camping season.
Rand holds a B.A. in Bible and received an Honorary Doctorate from Bob Jones University in 2002. When camp is not in session, Rand travels widely across the United States preaching and encouraging teens and adults alike to fear God by respecting His holiness, hating what He hates, and loving what He loves. Rand and Amber have two adult children and three grandchildren.
Roland and Jeannette started at The Wilds of North Carolina in 2001 before coming back to their home here in New Hampshire in 2005 to settle and plant The Wilds of New England.
Roland has been the Facilities Director of the campsite since the beginning and continues to maintain the grounds and buildings throughout the entire year. He is also our project manager for any renovations that happen in the off-season.
Jeannette homeschools, takes care of the camp finances, is heavily involved in the landscaping, and is the Manager of the Cool Beans Coffee Shop. Roland and Jeannette were married in 1982 and have 5 children.
Cassie is a fourth generation New Hampshire native who started volunteering in 2010 for our fall camps before coming on full-time in 2015 as our Cook. She’s a second generation New England camp kid with a family that has been church planting in New England since the 1980’s.
Cassie’s jobs include cooking and counseling during the camp season, and then moving into the office to help with registrations and secretarial tasks during the winter months.
Born in New Hampshire, Matt is an authentic New Englander. After graduating from high school, Matt gave two years of his life to the United States Army in the Artillery division.
After the military, Matt began to give his summers and fall to The Wilds of New England as part of the Maintenance/Landscape crew. Matt has faithfully served with a weed whacker in his hands and a smile on his face for 5 years. Though his work takes him to the ends of the campsite, no job is too big or too small to deter Matt from his faithful, joyful service.
Bobby is a Pennsylvania native (meaning an avid Pittsburgh fan!) and the youngest of four kids. His background includes a heavy involvement in church ministry and youth outreach.
His family planted and has served with the same church for over 56 years. He graduated with a degree in Engineering in 2017 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.
His passion for camp life began as a camper in Ohio, where he began to desire to pour himself into others and grow them in Christ. This desire grew when he served as a counselor at The Wilds for 5 years and continues now as he serves in the Program position here at The Wilds of New England.
You can usually find Bobby out and about with campers- playing games, having fun, and investing himself in their lives. Be sure to find him when you get to camp!
Kaitlynn Tompkins grew up attending The Wilds of North Carolina, and has always had a passion for The Wilds since she received Christ as her Savior while attending Junior Camp. She counseled one summer before coming on full-time 5 years ago as one of the Summer Registration Secretaries.
Recently she has transitioned to Registration Supervisor for the Greenville office as well as Office Manager for TWNE.
Kaitlynn received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Bob Jones University in 2012. She is a die-hard Red Sox and Patriots fan due to her father growing up in New England. She is the eldest of 3 girls and resides in both Greenville, SC and Deering, NH throughout the course of the year.