Staff

Our outstanding staff make all the difference. We strive to provide a “Ministry of Hospitality” in all aspects of our work – whether leading an activity, cleaning a cabin or preparing a meal.

Interested in joining our staff team? We’re recruiting for Nature’s Classroom staff, Summer Camp residential staff as well as filling our support roles.

Core Team

Noah McCarnExecutive Director – Noah McCarn

In the spring of 2020, Noah graduated from Eden Seminary in the early days of the pandemic and found jobs as a handyman and then at one of the residential mental health facilities at Human Support Services in Waterloo, Illinois, serving clients with mental illness.

While he is much appreciative of those experiences, he is filled with gratitude to be able to return to the work he is most passionate about at DuBois Center. He is committed to creating an inclusive community where we all may grow together in our faith and realize we are known by God and connected to one another and all that is.

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IMG_3518_squareProgram Director – Rylee Bernhardt 

Rylee grew up in southern Illinois and initially heard about DuBois Center from her home church, Zion UCC in New Baden, and started attending in the summer of 2006 as a half-week camper. She grew up going to summer camp every summer, while also attending retreats and festivals at DuBois Center. Rylee recently graduated from the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. She joined DuBois Center’s Core Staff Team in September 2021. In Rylee’s free time, she goes boating, goes horseback riding, and hangs out with her family.

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Facility Caretaker – Tom Kahrhoff

Tom joined the DuBois Center Core Staff Team in September of 2016. Tom lives locally, works around his own property and owns a couple horses. This paired with over 20 years of experience in maintenance at a local hospital, make his skill set a great fit for DuBois Center. Tom retired from the local hospital, but after a couple years decide to go back to work part-time – and we are very glad he did. Tom loves working outdoors and considers himself quite the handyman. When not at camp, Tom enjoys hunting, working with horses and spending time with his grandchildren.

Summer Program Staff

Our summer camp counselors and coordinators are a caring, energetic and dedicated bunch! Each member of our summer program staff has experience working with children and are committed to the personal and spiritual growth of our campers. Most, if not all, are certified in First Aid and CPR. Many are also certified lifeguards. They participate in an intensive 9-day staff training program to ensure they are ready to serve our campers and families.

All staff members meet strict standards related to the application process, and reference and background checks.