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.
Dan & Sandra Wahlgren
Dan Wahlgren and his wife Sandra founded Table in the Wilderness in 1995 to share Christ with students through serving them the way Jesus served those around Him. “We truly believe that caring for students in this way opens the door to ministry and relationships with those we are blessed to serve. We continue to see God change the hearts of those who come here. We are thankful to be a part of what God is doing.”
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.
Aleah is a Wyoming native that shares a love of God and the outdoors. Her role in preparation and execution of camp programs makes her an key part of our team. She spend much of her time directly interacting with campers as an encourager and facilitator. Currently, she is also a student developing her talents in writing and graphic design.
Stacy is an amazing wife and mom of 2. She and her husband, Randy, have served at Centennial Valley Community Church for many years and also team up to lead bible studies at a local tech school. They truly have a passion for sharing the Gospel as well as serving their community.
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.