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Executive Director John Kealen was born and raised in Quincy, IL. For 24 years he worked as a layperson for local manufacturer in which he rose from a stock boy to director of purchasing. In 1995 God called him into full time service and served as Youth Director for Calvary Baptist Church in Quincy. In 2001, God open the door for him and Judy to accept the position of Executive Director of Camp Manitoumi. After 23 years of faithful service, Pastor John has announced his retirement from Camp Manitoumi effective at the end of 2024.

God has blessed John and Judy with three children, Nathaniel, Charlotte and Johnathan. Nathaniel and his wife Erin live in Quincy, IL were Nathaniel is Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. Charlotte and her husband Trevor Silver moved to camp in 2008, where Trevor serves as Camp Manitoumi’s Maintenance Director. fam pic 4.8mp

Johnathan retired from the United States Marine Corps and lives in Tennessee with his wife Kellie. John and Judy have been married since June 1972 and have 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.


Chad Rodgers joined our staff in the spring of 2024 to transition into the Executive Director position, pending Pastor John’s retirement at the end of the year.  Previously, Chad was the Operations Director at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Quincy, Il which gives him a wealth of experience to bring to Camp Manitoumi.

Chad is married to Kathleen and they have two children: Olivia and Ethan.



Program Director Eric Lloyd came on full-time staff in March of 2022. Eric grew up coming to Camp Manitoumi as a camper and worked as a summer counselor for three summers during his college years. It was through camp ministry that Eric chose to pursue full-time Christian ministry.

Eric completed a Youth Ministries degree from Bob Jones University in 2009. He continued his education at Bob Jones Seminary completing a Masters in Counseling and Master of Divinity degrees. For six years he served as Associate Pastor at Brown Street Baptist Church in Alton, IL where he led the youth and children’s ministries.

Eric married his wife, Kim, in 2010 and they have five children: Charis, Sophia, Alethea, Elijah, and one arriving August 2024.