2018 Summer Camp Speakers:
Week 1, June 3-8

Junior Camps (4th-6th Grade): CJ Nissen
cj nissenCJ Nissen is an Iowa native with a heart for the lost and a passion to see believers reproduce their faith in others. Throughout his 17 years in full-time ministry, CJ has served across the midwest at Christian youth camps and in local churches in student ministry. CJ holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and a Masters of Arts in Religion/Pastoral Ministries. He also serves as Chaplain for the Carlisle Fire, EMS, and Police Departments and is a certified Firefighter II and EMT.

CJ and his wife, Becky, have three sons, Tayton, Deacon, and Asher, and an energetic puppy named Blaze. They enjoy photography, traveling, motorcycles, and spending their free time in the summer on the lake.

Junior High Camps (7th-8th Grade): Brandon Early
brandon earlyBrandon Early has been involved in youth ministry for his entire adult life. Volunteering in youth ministry at a young age led him to attend Bible college. Immediately after graduation, Brandon began serving as a junior high youth pastor. Today Brandon leads the youth ministry department at Valley Church in West Des Moines, IA. Brandon and his wife Keri have been married 17 years and have three incredible boys. His favorite four things are Jesus, his wife, Chicago Style Pizza, and fighting off his boys with sweet ninja moves.