Camp Witness

   Established 1944

Current Staff

The Smith’s



Steve and Shawna Matthews and family


 Steve was born in Fort Carson, Co in 1974 and spent all of his childhood living in Colorado Springs, CO.  He is a graduate from Frontier School of the Bible. This is where he met his bride Shawna Palmer.  Shawna grew up near Springview, NE on the Palmer Ranch.  She also is a graduate from Frontier School of the Bible.  They were married September 20, 1997.   

They have two children Rachel and JT.

Steve enjoys the outdoors and woodworking.  Shawna enjoys home schooling the kids, gardening and deer hunting.  The children enjoy attending camp and their new dog Scout.

After serving as a pastor for 20 years Steve is now serving as the Facility Director and Camp Chaplain.  Steve has been on staff at Camp Witness since July 1, 2017,   


As a camp missionary, Steve is available to share about camp at your church, youth group, or children’s ministry or he can even do pulpit fill if needed.  






Meet our staff and their families!

Glenn is the Executive Director at camp witness.  This is Glenn’s 9th year as Director.  Previously, Glenn was Promotions Director for five years and served as a counselor a number of years prior to that.   Glenn and his wife Claudia live in Ainsworth, NE.  Their daughter Miranda and son-in-law Patrick currently reside in Council Bluffs, IA.  Their son Holden currently resided at home and works at Bomgaars in Ainsworth.

One of the greatest blessing of being at camp is meeting the many individuals who return to camp and relate the many ways camp has been a blessing in their lives.

As a camp missionary, Glenn is available to share about camp at your church, youth group, or children’s ministry or he can even do pulpit fill if needed.  


           Myranda arrived from Texas in early February of 2018.  She is functioning as a General Camp Assistant and has been very helpful in many different tasks around camp.  

           Having grown up in small town East Texas, Myranda has moved to Nebraska with the sole purpose of impacting young people through the adventures of Christian Camping.  At a spry 22 years of age, she has been heavily involved in working numerous camps and VBS’s for over 10 years! She enjoys Jesus, poetry, music, good conversation, and lame jokes.

“I want to be an active role in a camp that God will want to send His children to.”

Myranda Prater

Jordan and Haley Lueck

           Jordan has accepted the position of Program Director and will be starting the summer of 2018. Jordan and Haley will be spending the following year developing their financial partnership team before returning to join the staff full time in 2019.


Currently, Jordan and Haley reside in Minneapolis, MN. Jordan grew up in the Minneapolis area while Haley is from a small town in Wisconsin. Jordan and Haley both grew up going to camp and both started serving on the camp staff as soon as they were old enough. They actually met working together at a camp in Wisconsin.



Jordan got his bachelor's degree in Camping Ministry at Oakhills Christian College and has spent the past couple of years working construction while Haley finished out her Secondary Education Mathematics degree at North Central University. Now that Haley has wrapped up her education, they are very excited to be able to fulfill God's calling on their lives to be a part of camping ministry and to be able to be a part of Camp Witness.

     NOTE:  All camp staff are missionaries and as such rely on the support of churches and individuals to contribute to camp to offset his or her compensation.  If you would like to direct contributions to a camp staff, you may designate this preference on both one time gifts as well as monthly gifts.  Camp Witness has the ability to do direct deductions from your bank account if this would simplify monthly giving for a donor.

     If you have questions about supporting a staff members compensation, please contact the camp director for details.