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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Don and Charlotte Roe - Co Directors

Don started counselling at camp in 1975 and loved it so much he returned every summer until 1985 when he married Charlotte. They met at Providence Seminary where Don was working on his Masters in Christian Education to prepare for missionary work and Charlotte was strengthening her faith and ministering with the Northern Canada Evangelical Mission. During the next 20 years Don worked in the North End of Winnipeg with children who had emotional, intellectual or behavioural problems.  Don and Charlotte have been directing Gimli since 2006.  Don encourages the staff and passes on the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years. Charlotte is in charge of the kitchen. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.

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Jael Napoleon - Discipleship Director

Jael Napoleon has been our Discipleship Director for five years. She lives at camp 2 months of the year and the rest of the year in the North End of Winnipeg. Her focus is on the out-season of camp following up and connecting with summer campers. She uses cabin reunions, retreats, and visits over coffee as a way to invest in and disciple people with the heart for them to see and love Jesus. She loves her role at camp building relationships with our summer volunteers, campers and their families. She moved to Winnipeg in 2017 but grew up in the bush of Northern BC. She still enjoys escaping the city when she can to go camping or paddleboarding with her dog Zadie.

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TJ and Amanda Penner - Co Director
Amanda and I grew up in the Steinbach area.  From a young age, we were both passionate about following Jesus.  We've been involved in youth ministry for over 13 years, and are still loving it!  We served at camp in Alberta for three years, where we fell in love with the challenges and blessings of ministering to low income kids.  It has been quite the adventure how the Lord has brought us to Gimli Bible Camp.  We are so blessed to work with a team passionately following Jesus! Our family loves the outdoors, we love animals (especially horses!)  and we love having people in our home. 
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