Full-Time Staff

We are the luckiest group in the world. We get to live in beautiful Camp Au Sable, and serve our community and visitors year round. Take this page as an opportunity to get to know us a little better!

Camp Director & Manager

Pastor Ken Micheff

Pastor Ken is the Camp Au Sable Director and Manager. He is a former high-rise construction worker, boy’s dean, high school teacher, athletic director, coach, referee, vice principle, pastor and Youth Director. 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 41 years of marriage!

Office Manager / Guest Services / SUMMER Store Manager

Tammy Micheff

Tammy is the Office Manager. She loves getting to live at beautiful Camp Au Sable. She is the office manager, runs the camp store during the summer 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 family, her two adult children Crystal and Jeremy, Jeremy’s wife Natasha and her grandson, Ezra.

Assistant Office Manager / Assistant Housekeeping

Jordan Grove

I’m not sure what to say about Jordan Grove, other than he’s a pretty cool guy. But, for real, I need some content for this section. The current picture in this section is a placeholder. I will need a bio, picture, and job description for Grover whenever possible.

Colby: Assistant Camp Manager

Colby Jenkins

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.

Colby, his wife Lisa, have four children.

Guest SErvices

Craig and Cindy Morgan

Craig and Cindy Morgan are no strangers to Camp Au Sable as they have spent the last 33 summers here. Having recently retired after 46 years involved in Adventist Education, they are now part of the full-time staff helping in the area of guest services and organizing volunteer helpers. Their love for serving Jesus makes them an added blessing to all who find their way to the various activities that Camp Au Sable offers year round.

Nature Director

Gordon Atkins

“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 – this 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!”

Food Service Director / CAmp Store Manager

Miguel Larcher

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.

KITCHEN ASSISTANT

Warren Bliasdell

Warren Blaisdell came to Camp Au Sable from Great Lakes Adventist Academy where he served as food service director for 30+ years.

Camp Ranger

Scott and Joyce Tschetter

Scott Tschetter was born and raised in South Dakota. After attending Andrews University he met the love of his life, Joyce Tschetter. 🙂 They married in 2009 and have two amazing children, Grace and Finn. Scott has been blessed to serve as a ranger at Camp Au Sable since 2012. He enjoys exploring the Northwoods with his kids, woodworking, gardening, and restoring old vehicles in his spare time. John Deere Tractors are his favorite. He and his family are so thankful and blessed to live and serve at Camp Au Sable.

Head of Housekeeping

Gail Macomber

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.

COVID-19 Update

February 9, 2021

Presently, the staff are busy making plans for the 2021 summer camp season to go forward as scheduled. We have been busy making plans and adjustments to minimize the risk to keep our campers safe under the current pandemic. That being said, we are regularly monitoring and evaluating the current COVID-19 situation with the state of Michigan and the Michigan Conference administration.

Camp Au Sable has been dedicated to God, and we have placed our trust in His divine care and providence.