Camp Staff

Our amazing Year-Round and Summer Staff are dedicated to following Christ and serving all ages through Camp of the Cross's year-round ministries.


Year-Round Staff

Matt Gellerman~Kevin Lien~Janis Sloka~Chrissy Lyle~Taylor Helgeson~Vickie Lindquist~Heather Quandt


Summer Staff 2019

Year-Round Staff


Executive Director

Rev. Janis Sloka, III 
(o) 701-337-2246 (c) 701-861-9915

Janis has been working at CCM since the fall of 2007. His primary responsibilities are administration, public relations, fundraising and donor relations. He also enjoys hosting a retreat or event every once in a while.

He is married to Laura who works at the Garrison Hospital as the director of the laboratory. They have two children, Noah and Hannah. Noah is a junior at the University of Jamestown and Hannah is a sophomore at the University of Mary. Their home includes a dog named Canela and a cat named Matilda.

Janis' favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:31-39.


Manager for Programs and Operations

Vickie Lindquist

Vickie has worked for CCM since August of 2014. She started as a temporary helper, wanted only part time, accepted a set of keys and became full time! Her title is Manager of Programs and Operations with her main responsibilities are accounting, bookkeeping, the right hand for Janis, and whatever else needs attention!

She is married to Joel and they have two adult children, Kayla and Erik who currently live in Minot. Joel was originally from Max, ND and Vickie from Oregon. They resided in California where they raised their children and moved to North Dakota 7 years ago.

Vickie loves to quilt and belongs to the Piecemakers Quilt Guild, volunteers for SACA and the Garrison Food Pantry. Joel works for Haugen Farms and does consulting work for a company in California. They love to travel, fish, golf (not Vickie) and garden (not Joel)!


Office Assistant

Chrissy Lyle

Chrissy lives in Garrison with her husband and 5 fur kids. In her spare time she makes candles.


Program Manager

Taylor Helgeson

Taylor is a recent University of Jamestown graduate originally from Bismarck, North Dakota.

Her journey with Camp of the Cross Ministries started long before her time on full-time staff; spending nine summers at CCM as a camper, and two summers as a counselor.

Taylor enjoys singing, traveling, volunteering, watching sunsets, eating spaghetti (with her face), and spending time with her friends and family.


Program Manager

Kevin Lien

Kevin is no stanger to working at camp. He comes to Camp of the Cross with over 9 years of experience working at bible camps and almost 13 years working with students.

Kevin grew up in the Twins Cities, Minnesota, where he attended ACT’s International Bible college. While there, he studied Theology. Kevin started going to camp almost 20 years ago at Luther Dell Bible Camp in Remer, Minnesota.

In his free time, you can find Kevin enjoying a cup coffee, (or almost anything with caffeine in it) trying to watch the Minnesota Wild play, getting lost in some sort of adventure novel, or experimenting with a new recipe. Kevin also likes playing a tabletop/ board games as he is an avid connoisseur of tabletop games. With almost 70 games in his library, Kevin would love to find the right game for every guest that comes out to camp!

Kevin’s favorite bible verse is 2 Corinthians 4:7


Food Service Manager

Site Manager 



Support Staff Assistant


Housekeeping Staff