Les Zollbrecht

Camp Director

Les first started working at Big Lake in 1994. When not at camp, Les enjoys rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and adventuring with his wife, Marschelle, and daughters, Sofie and Elsie. He has worked in youth ministries in Australia, organized and directed expeditions to the Himalayas and earned his Masters in Leadership from Andrews University.

Liesl Schnibbe

Associate Camp Director

Liesl joined the Big Lake crew in 2018 and is excited to get back to camp ministry after several years in other areas. She enjoys animals, reading, cooking, doing things outside, and spending time with her husband, Stephen. You can find them working on their fixer-upper house, kayaking, out 4-wheeling in Stephen’s “Chev-ota”, or just exploring the outdoors!

Ross von Pohle

Facilities Manager

We’re happy to have a native Central Oregonian on the team at Big Lake. Originally from Bend, Oregon, Ross started working for Big Lake in 2009 as Assistant Camp Ranger. As a licensed contractor by trade, Ross’s skills have been put to good use at camp. In his free time Ross enjoys spending time with his wife, Erinn, and their two children, Zeb and Peyton. You can often find them skiing, snowboarding, dirt biking, or mountain biking.

Paul Wilson

Associate Facilities Manager

Paul’s first summer working at Big Lake was 2003. After graduating from Walla Walla University he worked at camp for two winters before heading off to get his master’s degree. In December 2016 he rejoined the team here as the Camp Ranger. Paul enjoys playing riding snowmobiles, playing sports, reading books, and living at Big Lake with his wife Julie.

Debbie Stanton

Office Manager

Debbie joined the Big Lake team full-time in April of 2017. Before that, she worked part-time in the Big Lake office and for Children’s Ministries at the Oregon Conference Office. As a teenager, Debbie was a camper at Big Lake and is so excited now to put her business degree to use serving clients by manning the Gladstone business office year around. When not at work, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and animals, reading, making quilts, drawing and baking/cooking.


26435 Big Lake Rd.

Sisters, OR 97759



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19800 Oatfield Rd.

Gladstone, Oregon 97027



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