Jess originally hails from upstate New York where she gained a love for the outdoors hiking in the Adirondack Mountains, camping with her family, and kayaking the many lakes and rivers. She graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts with a BS in Kinesiology. Jess discovered her passion for camp ministry while working at Tapawingo, a Christian camp for girls on an island in the Adirondacks. She served as a Counselor and then as the Counselor-in-Training Director.

Jess loves combining her passion for the outdoors and experiential education with her joy in serving guests and campers here at Camp Henry. She sees camp as a powerful avenue to empower youth by giving them opportunities to step out of their comfort zones and learn in new ways. You can usually find Jess out and about on a lake in her kayak or exploring a new trail on foot.

Contact Jess at 616-717-5562 or