Meet Our Staff
Cheryl has a BA in Education from Goshen College and taught for ten years in the private and public school sector before becoming involved in camping ministry. She loves being outdoors and thrives on opportunities to lead and teach in the outdoors. Cheryl has over 25 years of experience facilitating groups in team building initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys photography, gardening, wilderness trip camping and exploring the wonders of God's creation. Cheryl has served as Coordinator of Outdoor/Environmental Education at Amigo Centre since 2001.
Ron is a retired elementary educator, with 41 years of teaching experience, 39 at Goshen Community Schools, 21 of them working primarily with sixth graders and science. He graduated from Goshen College and Indiana University at South Bend with degrees in elementary education, and an emphasis in earth science. Ron enjoys being outside and active. He also enjoys reading and playing golf.
Emily is the Guest Services Coordinator at Amigo, and this is her fourth year serving as the K-2 Teacher in the Homeschool Nature Study Program. In the past, Emily served as Amigo's Summer Camp Director for four years, and she also worked in Elementary Special Education for one year. Emily graduated from Bluffton University with a bachelor's degree in Theology and now lives in Goshen with her husband (Micah) and cat (Cosmo). In addition to her work with Amigo, Emily is the office administrator for Anabaptist Disabilities Network. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and baking.
Colton has a BA in Youth Ministry from Bluffton University and has worked at Amigo since 2015. He has served as a Summer Camp counselor. In 2020, Colton became the Youth Ministry Coordinator for both summer and winter youth camps at Amigo. This is his second year as the Gr 3-5 teacher for the Homeschool Nature Study Program. Colton has been a substitute teacher in the public school setting. He is constantly trying to learn new information about nature. This includes learning and recognizing trees, flowers, birds, and fish. Colton also enjoys canoeing, hiking, biking, camping, and playing guitar.
Bob has a BS in Chemistry from Goshen College and taught for 2 years in a private school in Santiago, Chile. After returning to Indiana, he spent 30+ years in the energy conservation (insulation, heating & cooling). He enjoys sharing and exploring the out of doors with kids. He enjoys canoeing, fishing, wood working, gardening, wilderness trip camping and exploring the wonders of God's creation. Bob has been on staff at Amigo Centre since 2004.