Pastor Steve Geske
(815) 784-5141 ext 120
Pastor Steve started at Walcamp in 2013. He and his wife Cathie have four children, three cats, and two guinea pigs. He grew up in Itasca IL and has been a camper, counselor, and Summer Program Director at Walcamp. He has founded and directed two different Summer Day Camps, one in Macon GA and one in Chicago. He was on the Walcamp Board of Directors from 2001 to 2008, and has been pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Macon GA, Messiah Lutheran Church in Chicago, and Vacancy Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc WI. His camp name is “ThunderChicken” or T.C. He enjoys the outdoors, boomeranging, Rubik’s cubes, chickens, and having fun with God’s people at Walcamp!
(815) 784-5141 ext 112
Louis “Crusoe” Blocker started working at Walcamp in 2014. He lives on-site with his wife Leah. Before coming to Walcamp he served for a year at Camp Lakeview in Southern Indiana and worked at Lutheran Island Camp for four summers as everything from Counselor to Summer Program Director. He enjoys frisbee, baseball, reading, and anything camp related! Leah and Louis are expecting their first child in May.
Site Operations Director
(815) 784-5141 ext 111
David assumed his duties as Site Operations Director September 8, 2015. Over his career he had been CEO of a number of Park and Recreation Districts and Departments and served as a representative and liaison to many community and governmental entities. He lives with his wife JeanMarie and children In Sycamore, with their dog Izzie. He enjoys sporting events, flea markets, landscaping projects reading and believes Walcamp is in a positive productive transition to grow and thrive.
Director of Guest Services
(815) 784-5141 ext 114
Ranelle started working at Walcamp in 2008. She and her husband live in Genoa with their two children. Ranelle loves nature, camping in her motor home, and cooking.
(815) 784-5141 ext 113
Marcia started working at Walcamp in 2014. She lives in Sycamore with the youngest of her 5 daughters. She has 11 grandchildren. She enjoys crocheting, crafting, reading, birds, and animals.
Board of Directors
Jennifer joined the Board in April of 2014 and serves as Treasurer. Her ties to Walcamp began as a child, from which she has fond memories of attending camp and the annual Fall Festival. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bradley University, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. She resides in Chicago with her husband Tim and enjoys traveling, scrapbooking and is an avid baseball fan, especially when cheering on the Chicago White Sox.
Jill Novacek is a licensed clinical social worker who joined the board in October 2013. She became acquainted with Walcamp through leadership retreats and the challenge course. Ms. Novacek enjoys serving on the praise team at her church as well as spending time with her family in God’s beautiful creation.