Our Leadership Team
Zach & Brittany Mallett | Metchosin
Awana Advocates for Vancouver Island
Zach and Brittany are excited to be the Directors for Awana BC Camp this summer! Together they have many years of experience in a wide variety of roles within Awana, and have spent countless summers as both campers and in leadership at our Awana BC Camps. Both born and raised in Victoria, they are now raising their young family on the island, and have a huge heart for the Awana ministry here in BC. They are excited to be bringing their ideas and experience to the running of camp this year, and to having the opportunity to love and serve your young people.
Adam & Veronica Verigin | Victoria
Adam and Veronica have been involved with BC Awana Camp for many years in a variety of roles and are excited to be involved with planning and directing camp again this year. Awana camp is a shared passion for them because of how God has used it in many lives, theirs included. They currently reside in Victoria and serve in their local Awana club. For the last year they've had less sleep, but much joy, since the Lord has blessed them with a son.
Job Lee | Richmond
Registrar and Promotion
Awana Advocate for BC
Hi! I'm Job and I handle the registration and promotion aspects of camp. I will also be a counsellor at camp! I am a third-year, user experience design student in the School of Interactive Arts program at Simon Fraser University. Before I started working at camp, I was actually a camper! I actually started camp back when I was in grade 7. Camp has been such an influential part of my walk with God. I look forward to meeting you all as we walk together to see where God is leading you!
Our Support Team
Melanie Stack | Victoria
Hello! My name is Nurse Mel and this will be my third year at Awana camp as the camp nurse. I am very excited to spend some time with a few familiar faces and meet some new ones too. When I was younger, the highlight of my summer was camp and I aim to make that the same experience for the Awana campers as well. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am here for the campers, their families and the staff. Praying for you all, Nurse Mel.
Rich Mallett | Victoria
Harvey Fehr | Kamloops
Games & Journey After Dark Director
Hello! My name is Harvey Fehr. Accepting Christ as my Savior at 8 years old began a life of service to the Lord which became full time from 2000 to 2010 when my wife Lil and I served as AWANA missionaries in BC. I am excited to return to camp this year as your activities director and serving with many counselors that were once campers when we were camp directors. I look forward to a great week of fun and study in God's Word together.
Our Counsellor Team
Lil Fehr | Kamloops
Hello! My name is Lil.I was saved by Jesus Christ from a life of pain and sin and disappointment when I was in my teens and although I have taken this gift for granted at different times, I have never forgotten that my freedom was provided at a high cost. I love reminders of that each day from God's word and look forward to shareing God's truth and His love and His grace with new faces and old friends. My verse for the week (and maybe the whole year!) is Micah 6:8, "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God."
Nicole Laird | Victoria
Hello! My name is Nicole and I'm excited to be at camp again this year. This will be my seventh year at camp, 3 as a camper and now 4 as a counsellor. I love the opportunity that camp gives to spend time away from our busy live to learn more about God and grow and fellowship with one another.
Kelsea O'Gorman | Summerland
Hello! My name is Kelsea O'Gorman from Summerland, B.C. I’m in my third year at UBC Okanagan studying applied mathematics. I attended Awana Camp as a camper for eight years, starting when I was in grade 6 and it was always the highlight of my summer. This will be my second year as a counsellor and I’m looking forward to another fun week!
Samara Hilman | Courtenay
Hey! My name is Samara. I was a former Awana BC Scholarship Camper and I am so excited to come back a few years later and serve as a Counsellor. I am currently living up on the norther end of beautiful Vancouver Island. I work as the manager for Mudsharks Coffee Bar and I am also a figure skating coach at the Vanyier Sportes Centre. I am very passionate for youth, and I can't wait to meet you, hear all of your stories, and see you grow in the Lord. I'm praying for an incredible 2017 camp year, See you soon!
Rosalind Ng | Burnaby
Hello! My name is Rosalind Ng but my friends call me Roz for short. I currently study at Trinity Western University in hopes of being a music/P.E elementary school teacher! Past campers and leaders will describe me as loud, outgoing, crazy, adventurous, and wholehearted. Sharing my love of camp as a past grad and alumni to campers of this generation has always been a dream of mine! I am dedicated to serve the campers as God works His energy in me and my faith in Him. Let's have a rad week! Woo-hoo!!
Alyssa Strauss | Aldergrove
Hello! My name is Alyssa and I am extraordinarily excited to be joining the staff of Awana Camp 2017! I attended Awana from Cubbies to Journey and have been a Sparks Leader for 6 years and counting. I was a camper at Awana Camp for 5 years and I have become closer to God because of those experiences. I enjoyed the captivating stories and lessons that were taught by each of the special speakers as well as the many opportunities to make new friends. I hope you will join me and the rest of the staff as we set off to learn more about God and His word!
Phil Laird | Victoria
Tod Denham | Kamloops
Hello! My name is Tod Denham, I am excited about coming back to work at Awana Camp after a few years of not being there. Camp was always the highlight of my summer, the joy that came from serving God in such an exciting way. I love to see the joy and happiness in the lives of kids as they discover more about the God we love and serve. Can't wait see you there! Tod, Mr. D or whatever other nickname I get assigned.
Mark Lee | Richmond
Hello! My name is Mark and this is my first time as a full time counselor. I went camp to as a camper for 4 years ago. Some of my hobbies are video games, badminton and skiing.
Calvin Li | Burnaby
Hello! I'm Calvin, one of the camp counselors this year. Throughout my six years here as a camper, I've learned firsthand how precious it is to seek God together with like-minded friends, while having fun along the way. I'm excited to walk alongside you and learn together with you on the journey that God has prepared. When I'm not at camp, you'll likely find me studying psychology at UBC, sitting in a ramen shop, or sweating on a badminton court.
Ryan O'Gorman | Summerland
Hello! My name is Ryan O'Gorman from Summerland, British Columbia. I have attended Awana Camp since 2011, and I am also involved in the music team at church. I am just finishing a gap year in between high school and university where I took a year to work and travel. After sorting cherries in the summer, and working in a lumberyard and hardware store in the fall and winter, I spent 3 months backpacking throughout beautiful New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia, enjoying the amazing scenery and meeting people from all over the world. I will be studying physics at the University of Victoria in the fall of 2017.