Jeff and Carol Kahl served at Northland Camp & Conference Center in various positions until 2003. After twelve years of serving ministries in Michigan and North Carolina, they are assisting Northland to reestablish a stable and impacting Bible camp and institute ministry once again.
Jon and Stephanie Bladine served at Ironwood Christian Camp (Newberry Springs, CA) for two years and Wolf Mountain Camps (Grass Valley, CA) for five years. Jon served as program director and directed Wolf Mountain’s college program, for which he taught several classes as an adjunct professor for Maranatha Baptist University. He earned a bachelor's degree from Northland Baptist Bible College in 2004 and a master’s degree in biblical studies in 2006. Stephanie attended Bob Jones University and worked in Wolf Mountain’s office. Jon and Stephanie met at Ironwood in 2009 and were married in March 2011. The Bladines have two children: Gideon (7/11/13) and Joshua (11/4/14).
Marty Bladine earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Northland International University in 2013. Upon graduating Marty moved to Wolf Mountain Camps in Grass Valley, CA. During her time at Wolf Mountain she served as the office manager and also enjoyed helping in the coffee shop and camp store. She is excited about the opportunity to be back in the Northwoods, serving at Northland Camp.
Assistant to the President/Northland Institute Director
Jack Kaetterhenry is a lifetime resident of Wisconsin and has 25 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife, Lynne, have accepted the invitation to serve at Northland as the Northland Institute Director with an expanded administrative role assisting the Executive Director. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Northland and is currently the President of Assurance Women’s Center in Appleton. His experience as a business owner of Granville Cabinetry, Inc, along with his strong vocational training skills, allows for expanded influence in the operations. Jack and Lynne have four grown children. Jack graduated from Northland Baptist Bible College in 1992.
John and Karen Hanson moved from Southern California to serve at Northland Camp in the fall of 2016. John serves as our director of operations and is a great asset in keeping our operation teams organized and effective.
Joey & Samantha Neal
New Group Growth and Event Development
Joey and Samantha (Sam) met at Maranatha Baptist University, where Joey graduated in 2017 with a Youth Ministries degree and Samantha in 2016 with a Christian Ministries degree. The couple was married in the early summer of 2017. Both have spent their lives helping in various church and camp ministries, and they are now excited to serve the Lord full-time together here at Northland Camp helping in music, program, rental planning and recruitment.
Lisa is a Northland Baptist Bible College graduate, a Northland secretary of sixteen years, and most recently, a Marinette County employee. Lisa is a tremendous asset as she supports and assists with administrative, procedural, financial, and organizational needs.
Josh and Heidi met at WalkRight Baptist Bible Institute, which they both attended for two years and were interns for a semester. Before and after getting married, they worked at several different Christian camps, serving in multiple positions. After getting married, they worked on paying off their school bill, and they served in their home church in Clark Lake, Michigan. While at a youth rally serving with the teens, they were called into full-time Christian service. They have two children: Eden (6/25/13) and Elijah (2/23/15).
Ministry and Travel Advisor
Pastor Larry Gross graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (’70) and Central Seminary (’74). He and his wife, Jolean, have four children and fourteen grandchildren. While in college and seminary, Pastor Gross worked with young people at Woodcrest Baptist; Fourth Baptist in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and First Baptist in Barron, Wisconsin. In 1976 he accepted the call to First Baptist Church of Waupaca, Wisconsin, where he served as assistant to Dr. Leon for eleven years. Pastor Gross served as youth pastor and high school principal at First Baptist School. In spring 1987, he became the interim pastor, and then in the fall he became the pastor until fall 2013. The twenty-seven years as pastor at First Baptist gave him much insight into the work of a pastor.
Currently Pastor Gross and Jolean have committed themselves to the revitalization of Northland Camp. They are expecting great things from God in the forward ministry of Northland.