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Our Staff Team

ALICIA ROWNEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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As the Executive Director, Alicia brings not only a lifetime connection to Camp Westminster and Westminster Church of Detroit, but also 26 years of experience in education and camp leadership. Alicia’s time at camp extends back to 1984. As she grew so did her deep love of camp. She moved through the ranks from counselor to waterfront director and served her final years as the program director.

After ten years of living in London, England with her husband David and two children, Madeline and Thomas, they relocated back to the US and settled in Traverse City, MI. This is when her relationship with Camp Westminster was reignited. Both Madeline and Thomas are now seasoned campers and Alicia returned to support camp in 2021 by volunteering as the Program Director.

Alicia is delighted to take up this new role as the Executive Director. Her vision for the camp includes honoring important traditions while developing programs that invoke a sense of curiosity, belonging, and spirituality. Let’s all “give a yell” in welcoming Alicia back to Camp Westminster!

LISA TURNER, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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As the Office Administrator for Camp Westminster, Lisa brings 18-plus years of experience in church administration and Christian Education, focusing on programming for children and families. Lisa and her husband, Scott, live in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where they raised their three children.

When she is not at work, Lisa enjoys gardening, taking their dog Mollie for walks, and is an avid reader.

MARNA NEMON, REGISTRAR

Marna spent the summers of her youth with Camp Westminster and went on to be a Camp Counselor as well. Both of her children attended Camp developing their own unique relationships with Camp Westminster. Through the many summers on Higgins Lake and the significant experiences of Camp life, Marna grew to understand that the relationship with self and the beautiful woods of Camp Westminster is as rich and as meaningful as the many gifts of fellowship and lifelong friendships found at Camp.

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Marna is a retired Librarian with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. She lives in Clarkston with her husband Mark of nearly 30 years, their retired Leader Dogs for The Blind Labrador mom, and two funny cats. Marna is actively involved in the Oakland University Libraries Board of Advocacy and Resource Development, tends and maintains a pollinator habitat garden, and cherishes time with family when they can be together cooking and dining at home as simply one of the best things in life.

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