OUR PURPOSE is to create a peaceful environment away from this troubled world giving each camper time and room to grow and to take their next spiritual steps in their walk with Christ.
OUR MISSION is to use the unique benefits of Christian camping to
Reach, Establish, Equip, and Launch people into serving Christ.
In order to keep camper costs as low as possible and to enable as many campers as possible to come to TWM, camper fees do not get allocated toward staff salaries.
Therefore, Table in the Wilderness staff members must raise financial support to supply for their personal Salary needs. We are grateful for each staff member who is willing and called to serve at Table in the Wilderness and we recognize that every member of our staff is a testament to God's faithfulness and the generosity of His people.
Feel free to connect with each staff member via email!
Dan & Sandra Wahlgren
Dan and Sandra have been with TWM since it's establishment in 1995. Both were impacted deeply through camp ministry and it was their dream to start a camp ministry in this area with the goal of running year round. Dan and Sandra oversee all operations including Marketing, staffing, food service, board communications, volunteer recruitment, infrastructure development, ministry outreach, short term missions, and capital fundraising.
Without the help of Mike, the camp would have difficult functioning! From maintenance updates to construction to feeding the camp fox, he does it all. He’s a great addition to our staff and has a wonderful story of how God led him to this position at Table. Ask him about it when you’re here!
Dave & Sally Barone
Assistant Director of Operations
We are originally from New Jersey and wanted to take a year to come to Table to see what God had planned for us. That was two years ago. As Assistant Director of Operations, Dave works closely with other camp staff, making sure all operations run smoothly. Dave enjoys our many activities and loves to welcome and get to know our campers and visitors.
Kyle & Maria Demoret
Kyle and Maria Demoret met in college at Frontier School of the Bible and got married in September 2012. They are working as full time staff, serving wherever needed. They have three children: Wyatt, Madelynn, and Cordell with a fourth one on the way! They are passionate about pointing others to God, enjoying the outdoors as a family, and being part of the community.
Dave & Tara Doleshal
The Doleshal Family, in the summer of 2021, sensed God's calling them back into full-time ministry. Joining the Table team in June of 2022, the entire family, including their daughters Cali and Mia, are active in serving at camp as time permits with homeschooling responsibilities. The family is passionate about serving people by serving God!
Scott & Kathy Davis
We have been married over 29 years. The last 21 years we have lived in the Centennial Valley where Scott grew up and where we raised our children Lauriel and Logan. Lauriel lives in Casper with her husband Casey Stephens. Logan is a student at CSU, in Ft Collins, CO. We are excited to be part of the Table in the Wilderness Ministry, this is a new adventure for us and we are looking forward to blessings from God.
What's in a Name?
Many have asked how we got our name, Table in the Wilderness Ministries.
As we tried to narrow down the purpose of TWM, we were reminded that “Jesus came to seek and save what was lost” (Luke 19:10). So many of us have this idea that we need to clean ourselves up before we come to Christ. We forget that his gift of salvation is a gift of grace that we cannot earn. In the New Testament the word or idea of “table” is used 56 times. It is used in reference to Jesus’ invitation to come as you are. We forget that the “blind, crippled and the poor are the ones that got to come to the banquet” (Luke 14: 15-24).
Throughout scriptures we see God use the “wilderness” in two different ways. First, it is a place of testing that is set apart. For example, Jesus was taken there to be tested by Satan in Mark 1:13. The wilderness makes us focus on what God has for us by removing us from our comfortable situations. Second, we see in scripture that it is a place of provision. When we are in a place of need, GOD PROVIDES. Sometimes it is only when we are at the ends of our own resources and efforts that we see and accept the Lords provisions for us. We had no idea what we were setting out to share with others, God would actually be teaching us.
We also came across a Russ Taft song that says: “there is a table in the wilderness where the blind can see and the poor possess, where the weak are strong and the weary rest, there is a table in the wilderness.” What a great reminder of God’s Great Promise. We hope despite our shortcomings and sinfulness that this message of Jesus will come through loud in clear in all that we do.