Our Staff

Founders and Directors

William J. Anderson

Bill and Carol Anderson have been married since 1974, and have three (3) children and four (4) grandchildren. Bill, holding a Bachelor’s of Christian Education from Grace College, Omaha, Neb. and a Master’s of Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS, is an ordained pastor having served churches in various pastoral roles since 1973 located in Nebraska,

Pennsylvania, Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota. During those years of pastoring, camp ministry was always a part of what he did. Bill was convinced that camp experiences provided spiritual growth opportunities unlike any other. As a result, he kept himself connected with the camping ministry through camp speaking, music-leading, counseling and other points of involvement.  He is an experienced and gifted teacher of the Word having served as lead pastor of two churches and providing guest speaking and interim preaching in numerous other settings.  Bill carries the lead role at LifeChange Camp, overseeing all administrative activities, financial matters, vision-casting as well as board development and leadership. He also swings a mean hammer, giving guidance to work teams as well as directing summer camp operation.

Carol A. Anderson

Carol has been a faithful pastor’s wife since 1974, a church leader, mother of three, grandmother of 4 and true visionary. Her creative spirit, energy and talent makes her a perfect player for a camp development team. She met Bill while attending Grace University in Omaha, Neb. seeking to follow the Lord’s will for her life. She had accepted Jesus as her savior several years earlier at a Bible camp in Kansas resulting in her conviction regarding the dynamic life-changing impact of a bible camp experience. She now applies all of her decorative gifting and development insight into doing everything possible to make LifeChange Camp a comfortable, beautiful and inviting atmosphere in which to experience the presence of God. 


Kristine Detweiler 

Kristine serves at LifeChange in the dual roles of Kitchen Manager and Office Assistant. She came to us all the way from Uganda, East Africa where she served with the African Children's Choir. Upon moving to Missouri, she settled in Harrisonville for a time, serving as housemother at a maternity home.  It was during this time that she connected with us here at LifeChange.  She agreed to assist with the cooking for part of our summer camp season and is now with us full-time.  The next time you come to visit, you can enjoy her good work!




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