Meet our Team


Dennis and Tawnya Shaffer

Executive Camp Ministry Director |Assistant Director

Dennis and Tawnya are thrilled to be joining the Pine Trail Camp team. They have been married for 31 years and have been in ministry for a majority of those years.  They have served in various roles including children's ministry, youth ministry, executive roles and of course camp ministries. Their greatest passion is to see all ages of people meet, fall in love and grow with Jesus.  They have 3 grown children; Zach who is married to Andrea and have 2 children - Lane & Leena, Justin and Jordyn.  Dennis and Tawnya are excited to meet and get to know each member of the Pine Trail family.


Colton Dykstra

Maintenance Manager

Colton is a West Michigan native and has had a variety of roles as an electrician, mechanic, factory technician, and a variety of other things including being a maintenance worker for Pine Trail Camp since spring of 2017. Colton loves teaching and serving others and spends lots of time learning new skills and researching solutions to problems. When Colton isn't working, you can often find him riding his mountain bike, tinkering and building, being active outdoors, and hanging out with friends. 


Becky Peterman 

Kitchen Manager | Chef

Becky has been serving as the kitchen manager at Pine Trail since spring 2017. She graduated from culinary school at Grand Rapids Community College in MI. She has interned in Scotland, worked at a senior living center, daycare, as a line cook at a hotel, and camps for 2 summers. She enjoys biking and camping during the summer and skiing or baking during the winter.


Summer Staff

There are many opportunities to serve at Pine Trail Camp; counseling, lifeguarding, maintenance, kitchen, and activity support. If you are interested in serving with the Pine Trail summer staff, please complete an application by clicking the link below.