Staff Directory

Kevin Grifhorst

Executive Director

Kevin became the Executive Director in 2002 after serving in varying Camp roles since 1987. Kevin has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in Religious Education from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University. Kevin is also involved in the West Michigan community by having served on several boards including 14 years as Chairman of the Nelson Township Planning Commission and vice chairman on the board of Keys for Kids. In addition, he serves on the Michigan cabinet of CCCA (Christian Camps and Conference Association) as current President, previously having served one term as President from 2009-2011. Kevin also has taught undergrad courses at Cornerstone University. Kevin loves camp ministry, reading, sports, and his family. 

616-696-8675 ext. 114

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Michelle Grifhorst

Director Of Business Operations

Michelle grew up in a loving home in Granger, Indiana with her parents and older sister.  She went to church camp as a child and gave her life to the Lord during the summer that she turned 9 years old.  In 1995, Michelle graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  She went on to further her education by receiving a Master's Degree from Grand Valley State University.  In 1998, Michelle joined the Pine Ridge team as the Oasis Camp Coordinator.  Through a couple years of working at Pine Ridge, Michelle fell in love with the camp ministry and with her eventual husband, Kevin. Kevin and Michelle married in August of 2000.  Michelle soon stepped into the role of overseeing the finances.  Over the years, Michelle continues to manage the Camp's finances, teach chapels for the young children, teach Bible Club at Cedar Springs Public Schools, and oversee the Camp's two main fundraising events (the auction and the golf marathon).  Kevin and Michelle have four children, Jadon, Chloe, Levi, and Ella.

Voicemail Only (616) 696-8675 ext. 141
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Nate Hinken

Program & Guest Services Director

Nate and his wife Genelle joined the Pine Ridge team in 2015. Nate graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration  in Management. Nate worked for Lincoln Lake Youth Camp as Program  Director and Business Intern until 2012 and then went into the corporate workforce for a time, but felt God's call into full-time camp ministry. He and Genelle met at Lincoln Lake Camp where both served as Counselors. Nate is passionate about people and enjoys opportunities to serve others. For leisure, Nate enjoys sports, spending time with family, movies, reading, and working with the youth at their church, Faith Baptist Church of Greenville.

(616) 696-8675 ext. 115

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Genelle Hinken

Food Service Director

Genelle is a chef with her degree in Culinary Management from Grand Rapids Community College. She served as camp cook at Lincoln Lake Youth camp before marrying Nate. She has a passion for serving people great food and investing in the lives of the youth. For fun Genelle enjoys star gazing, cooking, reading, spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, and crafts.

(616) 696-8675 ext. 111

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Eric WrightEric Wright

Maintenance Director

Eric joined the Pine Ridge team in January 2017 after moving to Michigan from Texas. Eric graduated from Calvary Bible College with a Bachelor of Science in Camp Administration. Before coming to Pine Ridge, Eric spent four years as a financial adviser and seven years as a college basketball coach. He has also owned his own home repair/remodel business. Eric loves youth ministry and has traveled to Europe many times to serve with MCYM (Military Community Youth Ministry). Eric enjoys fishing, watching basketball, traveling and spending time with his wife Bethany and daughter Layla. 

(616) 696-8675 ext. 140

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Rich Sanderson

Maintenance Staff

Rich joined the Pine Ridge team in the fall of 2014 after working 30 plus years in the printing and packaging industry. Rich married his high school sweet heart, Sue, and lives in the Comstock Park area with his youngest daughter Lydia. Rich and Sue have 3 older children, Michael, Gabe, and Bethany. Sue has previously served on the Pine Ridge board of directors and is currently heading up the Pine Ridge Basketball Discipleship Team as a volunteer. Rich and Sue attend West Cannon Baptist Church and have done multiple mission trips to Bolivia and India.

Voicemail Only (616) 696-8675 ext. 142

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Linda MilleringLinda Millering

Administrative Assistant / Camp Registrar

Linda joined the Pine Ridge team in the Spring of 2016.  She is recently retired from Cedar Springs Public School where she served as a program assistant for over 16 years.  She and her husband, Duane, attend Grace Evangelical Free Church in Rockford.  They have enjoyed serving there as leaders in the youth ministry for over 20 years.  She and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors, hobby farming, reading and spending time with family.

(616) 696-8675 ext. 111

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Dustin Damsgaard

Program Staff

(616) 696-8675 ext. 121