On December 31, 2017 Bruce Christensen is officially handing off the position of operations director to Ashley Silva after 33.5 years of service at Camp MiVoden.

Bruce has dedicated the last 40 years to camp ministry in general. While Bruce has been the operations director at Camp MiVoden, he has also held a variety of other jobs including camp director, ranger, caretaker, and camp manager over the years. Bruce started camp ministry at Big Lake Youth Camp but later moved to Hayden Lake in 1984. As his time working at Camp MiVoden comes to a close a number of celebrations have been made in his honor including a staff reunion this last September. Bruce also received the Lifetime Service Award from the Adventist Association of Camp Professionals at Pine Springs Ranch this year.

While we are sad to see such an influential man leave camp, we are excited for Ashley and the experiences he brings to MiVoden.

Ashley is married to his beautiful wife Laura and has two children, Sierra (6) and Lyam (4). The Silva family moved from Moses Lake, Wash., where Ashley was the maintenance manager at a fruit and vegetable plant. Previously, Ashley worked at Big Lake Youth Camp in Oregon for three years as the assistant director and maintenance director. Ashley has worked alongside Bruce for this last year as the associate operations director.

Welcome to Ashley and his family! We are excited for this new chapter in Camp MiVoden’s history.