A very dedicated, committed group voluntarily serves SLWC as the Board of Directors. Generous with their time, knowledge and energy.   They continually strive to ensure the integrity and forward movement of the camp.


About our Board

We are blessed to have many volunteers to help us with our Camp! Our board members are approved by the DBA or DIstrict Conference, and serve up to an initial 3 year term (can be extended). Our new board members start their term in September of each year.

Our Board Positions

Board Chair: Bernie Fast - Appointed by the District Conference (2006-present)

  • DBA Representative: Rev. Bert McCutcheon (2014-present)
  • Secretary Representative: John Ryan (2015-present Recording Secretary)
  • Treasurer: Ross Chapman (2016-present)
  • Members at Large: Jennifer Burman (2017), Karen Gilks, Rob McIntyre (2008), and Jim Wilkinson

Getting to know our Board Members

 Bernie Fast  

Bernie Fast (Board Chair)

One thing I like about SLWC: Music coming out of the tabernacle!

Home Town: Maberly and Aylmer, ON
Home Church: Sunnyside Wesleyan
Family: Married to Susie, blessed with 2 children Lloyd married to Hildie (grandkids: Isaiah and Liam); and Arlie married to Eva (grandkids: Joshua, Naomi, and Gabriela)
Special Interest: Making Music (Piano) / Picture Puzzles / Gardening
Work/Career: Retired - 33 Years civil servant; 4 years meatpacker


  Bert McCutcheon  

Rev. Bert McCutcheon (DBA Representative)

 One thing I like about SLWC: Music Camp and Our Cottage

Home Town: Roblin, ON
Home Church: Roblin Wesleyan
Family: Married to Dawn 
Special Interest:Trumpet
Work/Career: Pastor Roblin Wesleyan Church


 Ron McIntyre 

Ron McIntyre (Member at Large)

One thing I like about SLWC: Busy times and quiet times

Home Town: Stirling, ON
Home Church: 
Belleville Wesleyan
Married to Bonnie, blessed with 2 children, Mark married to Tina, and Angela married to OJ, and 3 Grandchildren Sarah, Matthew and Ava
Special Interest: 
Playing Drums


Ross Chapman  

Ross Chapman (Treasurer)

One thing I like about SLWC: You make friends for life!

Home Town: Kemptville, ON
Home Church: 
Southgate Community Church
Married to Allison, blessed with a daugther, Nora
Special Interest: 
Golf, Financial Markets, and Hockey
Business Analyst


Jennifer Burman (Member at Large)

One thing I like about SLWC: Time with family

Home Town: Shawville, Quebec
Home Church: 
Community Life
Married to Randy, blessed with 4 children, Derek, Kendra, Kyle and Daniel
Special Interest: 
Cottage season and time with grandchildren
Office Admin at Ottawa-Carleton District School Board



 Karen-Ann Gilks (Member at Large)

One thing I like about SLWC: The sound of children laughing and having fun

Home Town: Kitchener, Ontario
Home Church: 
Arnprior Wesleyan Church
Married to Gary, blessed with 7 children, 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren
Special Interest: 
Fishing, Sens and Blue Jays Fan
Promotional Business Owner



Jim Wilkinson (Member at Large)

One thing I like about SLWC: It is a great place for people of all ages to experience God in a natural, rustic setting.

Home Town: Bannockburn, Ontario
Home Church: 
Madoc Wesleyan Free Methodist Church
Married to Janice 46 years, blessed with 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren 
Special Interest: 
Volunteering as a cook for school kids and as a driver with the Lions Club
Retired from B.C. Ferries