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Our Team

Here at Pleasant Valley we are blessed to have an amazing crew of staff.  All staff at Pleasant Valley Bible Camp are missionaries! Each family raises deputized support in order to serve at camp. Click on the arrow to donate directly to any staff member's support! Please contact us if you are interested in having a staff member present at your church or event.

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Steve and Naomi Sponable

The Sponable family has been at PVBC since 2008. Steve serves as the Camp Director and Naomi serves as the Program Administrator. Their son Nicholas is attending Michigan Technological University and pursuing a degree in engineering; their son William is a Junior and their daughter Ella Mae is a Freshman, both at Ellsworth High School.

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Nathan Zeeryp

Nathan has been on staff since 2013.  Nathan serves as Operations Administrator, overseeing the day-to-day workings at camp.  Kim has stepped down from her full-time positions at camp.  Their three adult children are all married and there are two grandsons to keep them all busy.

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John and Ruth Madsen

John served as Camp Director from 2007 until his retirement in 2012, and he continues his involvement as a member of the Executive Camp Board. Ruth continues to diligently serve in their retirement as camp's bookkeeper. 

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Beth Sommer

Beth has grown up at Pleasant Valley Bible Camp and now serves as PVBC's Housekeeping Supervisor.  Her son, Edson, is 15 years old! 

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James and Barbi Wheaton

James and Barbi Wheaton are staff appointees currently raising deputized financial and prayer support. When they reach their financial goal they will move to camp to join full time staff. Once at camp James will be working as Program director alongside Naomi Sponable. Barbi will be heading up the craft shop and mall. They have two children; Blake (8), and Sybil (6).

Todd March & Family

Todd March is the newest addition to our full-time staff here at PVBC.  He spent time last summer working on building projects and helping in the kitchen.  Being obedient to God’s leading, Todd’s desire is to fill the Maintenance Supervisor position that has been vacant for some time.  The process now is to establish a team to help support this endeavor.  Todd and his family are looking for prayer warriors, as they know serving God in any ministry is not without trials.  Todd is responsible for raising deputized financial support as a representative of PVBC.  Once that funding goal has been met, Todd can begin his full-time service here at camp.

Hannah Scott

Hannah Scott, a “new” addition to PVBC, has worked in children's ministry in her home church and surrounding community in Northern Indiana. She volunteered at PVBC with her youth group in 2021 & 2022 and then returned as a counselor during summer camp in 2022 & 2023.  During her time as a camp counselor, she experienced God’s call in her life to serve in a 1-year internship where she is focusing her attention and talents on the many tasks that go on in the camp office.

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