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Michael and Rachel Chenoweth

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Why We're Here

The Lord has been very clear in calling us to Camp Bighorn. We are passionate about discipling others in their relationships with the Lord, being in His creation, and taking part in adventures!

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Michael and Rachel have a long history of discipling young people. Over the past 20 years, they have been very involved in camp ministries and now bring a long list of experiences to the ministry here at Camp Bighorn. Michael previously worked as a pastor, builder, teacher, coach, and school bus driver, while Rachel has worked as youth pastor, youth & children's ministry volunteer, camp counselor, and Bible Study leader.

They value investing in family time while living healthy, balanced lives.

Michael Chenoweth

Interim Operations Director

Michael worked as a children's pastor and youth pastor for 20 years. He knows the value of a camp experience and gets excited about all the things God has in store at Camp Bighorn. His day-to-day activities include managing and running summer adventure camps, providing spiritual direction for the week, coordinating full-time staff, recruiting and training summer volunteers, and serving as a primary communicator to all guests, campers, and parents.

Fun Fact

I've been a wrestling coach for over 25 years!

Rachel Chenoweth

Bookkeeper / Office Manager

Rachel's love for camp ministry began at a Bible / adventure camp in Oregon, and now she gets to set the stage for ministry at Camp Bighorn. Day-to-day, Rachel organizes financial records and helps keep the front office running smoothly. She solves problems and looks for ways to keep the admin team efficient and relational. In addition to her B.A. degree in Youth Ministry from Northwest University, Rachel also brings 15 years of previous work experience from a corporate finance office where she managed human resources and office details.

Fun Fact

I love trail running! I started running over 25 years ago and have coached High School distance runners for more than 15 years.


Rachel and I met while serving in children's and youth ministry together. We were married shortly after and now have two boys, Kalen and Levi, who are an incredible blessings from the Lord. "... But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15b

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