Staff Bios


Pastor Ken Micheff- Camp Director/Manager

Pastor Ken is the Michigan Conference Youth Director and Camp Au Sable Director. He is a former high-rise construction worker, boy’s dean, high school teacher, athletic director, coach, referee, vice principle and pastor. Summer time at Camp Au Sable is Pastor Ken’s favorite time of year! He has a passion for youth and seeing them take their stand for Christ! The Micheff’s are praising the Lord for almost 40 years of marriage!



Tammy Micheff – Office Manager/Guest Services/Store Manager

Tammy is an assistant in the Michigan Conference Youth Department. She loves getting to live at beautiful Camp Au Sable. She is the office manager, runs the camp store and is in charge of guest services. She has worked in the Ministerial Department, Development Department, and as an office coordinator. One of her greatest joys is her two adult children Crystal and Jeremy.



Richard & Shenee Espinal - Sous Chef and Housekeeping

Coming Soon


Chef Miguel Larcher - Camp Au Sable Head Chef

Chef Miguel was born in Fort De France, Martinique. He studied to be a chef in Martinique and France. He took a special course in France to learn vegetarian cuisine. He has served in many restaurants and universities throughout France, Germany & the United States. Prior to coming to Michigan, he was owner of The Garden Grill Cafe, a very famous vegan restaurant in Wichita, Kansas. He has conducted numerous cooking classes all over the United States & abroad, including South Africa, and Botswana. Chef Miguel is often found encouraging and praying with a brother or sister in need. If he sees someone sick, he loves to make herbal teas to aid in their recovery. Miguel is married to Nadine and together they have two beautiful children, Emmanuel and Hadassah.



Gail Macomber - Head of Housekeeping

Gail has lived in many places from east to west coast including Camp Blue Ridge in Virginia, Little Grassy Lake camp in Illinois, and Weimar Institute of California. She is happy to be back in her native northern Michigan and is enjoying its amazing four seasons. To serve the Lord in any capacity He may ask is her greatest passion! For her this has included leading in health ministries, teaching healthy cooking classes, going on various mission trips, and being very active in her local church. She also enjoys reading to and loving on her grandchildren. Gail has two grown children, Colby (and Lisa), who are serving at Camp Au Sable, and Raini, who is finishing her nursing degree in Grayling. All five of her grandchildren are blessed to attend the SDA church school on the grounds of beautiful Camp Au Sable. Gail loved to go to summer camps as a young girl and after her family became Sabbath keepers she even attended Camp Au Sable as a teen.



Colby & Lisa Jenkins –
Colby is the Assistant Camp Manager, Lisa is the Office Assistant

Colby Jenkins is native to the Northern Michigan area, whose family has continued for 7 generations as potato farmers. His childhood included spending some years as a Camp Kid at Camp Blue Ridge, where he discovered a love for horses, mechanics, building, and all that camp life entails. He was homeschooled through high school and graduated from Andrews University in 2003. Prior to taking the position as Associate Manager at Camp, Colby spent many years in the building trades and as project/production manager of a custom cabinet shop while also serving as Sabbath School teacher and elder in the Kalkaska church.

Lisa Jenkins was born in Washington, where she spent her formative years hiking the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. She met her Michigander husband while attending Weimar college in California and they have been married and living in Michigan now for more than 15 years. Prior to becoming an office assistant at Camp she was homeschooling their four children, Joshua, Emma, Elayna, and Evelyn. Lisa is also a photographer and enjoys the many opportunity at camp to enjoy the great outdoors by walking the boardwalk, riding horses, and sledding with her kids.


Shenee Espinal - Housekeeping

Richard & Shenee Espinal served in Wildwood, Georgia for about 15 years before joining our team at camp. Shenee served there as a patient care worker, lifestyle counselor, and hydrotherapist. She enjoys caring for children and the elderly. She also has a special love for cooking and baking. Richard served at Wildwood as a Manager and cook at the country life vegetarian restaurant in Tennessee. He also served as a Medical Coder for the lifestyle center and hospital. They are blessed with three adventurous boys: Joshua, Jeremiah, and Josiah. They love the outdoors and nature!



Gordon Atkins – Nature Director

"I used to work at Andrews University and volunteer at Camp Au Sable – now I work at Camp Au Sable and volunteer at Andrews!” On Jan. 1, 2013 I became the Camp Naturalist. Interestingly, my very first job was Camp Naturalist for Camp Frenda in the Ontario Conference - his was where I began my interest in telling interesting “Nature Nuggets”. My duties at Camp Au Sable include reinvigoration the Nature Center, developing and running an Outdoor Education program for the Michigan SDA schools, mentoring teachers, organizing summer camp, leading tours on and off camp. “God’s second book is so amazing and it reaches everyone.” Whatever the age-group, I will try to find something that interests everyone. Be careful not to step on my next nature story! My wife Karen is the craft director and in charge of special projects. We have two grown children and one grandchild!"



Karen Atkins – Special Projects

I was born in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. I went to academy at Kingsway College and finished a degree in Home Economics at Andrews University, and a CNA degree at Lake Michigan College. My husband Gordon and I have two grown children, Brian and Sandra, and one granddaughter, named Hope! During the summer I am the craft director, and during the rest of the year I am in charge of special projects at camp. My hobbies are sewing, cross-stitching, quilting, rubber-stamping, renovating homes, snowmobiling, and visiting our family!



Interns

Camp AU Sable Interns 2017

From left to right; Tyler Hubbard, Nichole Braxton, Donavan Greenley, Lillian Davis, and Cody Robinson. Not pictured: Zahra Aghdasi

Nicole Braxton - Kitchen, Cody Bullock - Nature, Lilly Davis - Housekeeping, Donavan Greenley - Maintenance, Tyler Hubbard - Maintenance, Zahra Aghdasi - Kitchen