February 2024 Newsletter

Volunteer Extraordinaireas

Looking for volunteers to help serve over our weekend retreats in 2024. Hear more about this in the video above from our Executive Director Phil Tolbert.

2024 Summer Camp Registration Is Open!

Registration for our Work Weekend will now be opening up March 5th.

More information to follow soon!

Registration deadline is Feb 5th!

We still have spots available!

Our on-site housing is full, but lodging in Little Falls is available!

Call the office to register.

Quilt 1 has limited spots left! Quilt 2 still has more spots left.

My oh my, what a year! I guess February is a special month in two different ways now – one, I celebrate and thank God for another year on earth and celebrate my coming birthday. And two, it's the month I officially became Lake Beauty's Executive Director. And it has been a year! Looking at things, only two people remained in the same positions they were in this time last year; we have been going through many changes and various ways to promote our multiple hirings. Thankfully, we are finally fully staffed for our year-round employees! Praise God for getting us through these times....

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In the last newsletter, I wrote to you as I looked out at the short-lived snow fall at the end of December. We saw some snow this month and the occasional colder day, but it is still shaping up to be a strange winter. But, it has still been a great month! We began January reflecting on the 2023 year of ministry. We had a couple of quieter weeks to begin the new year, welcoming guest groups to each of the weekends. Winter ministry at Lake Beauty has faced a challenge in the lack of snow...

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On January 1st, we opened up applications for Lake Beauty Bible Camp’s new internship called Pathfinders. It is hard to describe the excitement and expectancy I have for this program and the years to follow. With the start of any new program comes hours of prayer and strategic planning. Many months have built up to the launch of this internship and it excites me to see the ball rolling. As of this moment, we have three interns hired to begin August 2024! We are looking to hire three more interns.

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Hunter Peterson

Position: Food Service Manager

Favorite food: Kibinai

Favorite camp memory: Meeting my wife, Mariah

Favorite summer activity: Sitting out in the sun

What drew you to LBBC: The people. Everyone that works at LBBC has a dedication and desire to serve God and people; spreading the love of Christ to all who come to camp.

What is one thing on your bucket list: To write and publish 60 novels.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, it would be:  Old fashioned oatmeal cooked in milk, with peanut butter, raisins, a banana, and honey mixed in, served alongside a hot cup of oolong tea.

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Executive Director

Phil Tolbert

Camp Director

Grant Wennerberg

Guest Services Director

Moriah Ripplinger

Guest Services Associate

Julie Matheson

Store Manager

Jenna Tolbert

Program Director

Jodi Bertrand


Ministry Staff

Sam Haverninen

Thor Anderson

Properties Manager

Josh Kampa

Properties Associate

Paul Ripplinger


Ben Smith

Life Discipleship Director

Teirrah Wennerberg

Food Service Manager

Hunter Peterson

Food Service Assistant

Josh Miller


Vern and Judy Matheson

Rudy and Nancy King


Maxine Leibsch

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25766 Hummingbird Trail Long Prairie, MN 56347

(320) 732-3218