Year Round Staff


Brandon "Tuna" Bergey

Executive Director

Brandon has worked at Bethany Birches since 2004 and serves as BBC’s Executive Director. He studied Psychology and Business at Eastern Mennonite University. Since then he has taken classes in resource generation and has a certificate in fundraising from the Indiana University School on Philanthropy.  Before BBC he played NCAA volleyball, traveled the world, and was a certified ski instructor.

Bethany Birches has been a significant place for his faith. He claims that “the way my faith has been deepened at camp couldn’t have happened to this degree elsewhere.” He enjoys the variety of experiences and tasks working at BBC. Among his favorite are mentoring staff, fundraising, articulating shared vision, and playing group games with campers.  He especially loves the community of love that is BBC.


Anna "Meatball" Martin

Program Director

Anna served at Bethany Birches as a counselor for multiple summers and now serves as Program Director. With a BS in elementary education, she leads the way in supervising the seasonal staff, developing fun and age appropriate camper sessions, and creating community in which campers can develop relationships with others and God. On Messy Monday you can always find her in the mud pit with campers!


Patrick "Rupert" Graber

Facilities Manager and Office Coordinator

Patrick has worked at Bethany Birches since 2014. First as a counselor for a few years, and then on seasonal maintenance. Patrick studied Biology and Secondary Education at Eastern Mennonite University and received a BS. He enjoys the variety of challenges to be found at Bethany Birches and how the experience of camp can change people’s lives. During the summer Patrick can be found somewhere between the office and the woods and possibly sitting at a table playing games with campers.
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Amber "Cheeks" Bergey


Amber has worked in various roles at BBC since 2005.  She led the program team as program director for a decade before stepping down to give her primary energies to her children.  She now works on a part time basis helping run the Summer Food Service Program, consulting on programming details, among other duties.  She has her MS in education.

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Gary "Oak" Parker

Facilities Specialist

Gary has worked at BBC since 2008.  He held the role of facilities manager for years.  He currently works part time as facilities specialist doing welding, carpentry and other duties as needed.  His experience is within auto body, mechanics, and he is called on from time to time for his wisdom and care for people.  He served as pastor at a local church for a decade.


Kellyn "Benji" Boyden

Social Media

Kellyn worked for three summers as the video producer.  More recently she has taken on the camp’s social media channels.  Her full time work in social media for a nearby company coupled with her photography expertise has benefited the camp greatly.

Board of Directors

Chad Yoder – President

Maxwell Halik – Vice President

Stacia Selbo – Treasurer

Margaret Campbell – Secretary

Fred Schlabach

David Ross

Jane Glick

Daniel Laubach