Jeff grew up in Tupelo, MS. After graduating high school, he went to the University of Alabama - Huntsville on a cross country and track scholarship.   His love for camping ministry began after his freshman year in college after accepting a position as a counselor at Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford, MS. Four years later, after graduating from UAH with a BS in Biology, and fulfilling numerous roles as a summer staff member, he made the commitment to go into Camping Ministry full time. During this time he also worked as a ministry fellow at Oxford - University Methodist Church. 

     Jeff was recently married to the love of his life Emily Sollie in October 2017. They share a love of animals and outdoors. Jeff is eager to bring his passion for Camping Ministry and Creation to Blue Lake!


Meet our Directors

Program Director - Jeff Wilson

Executive Director - Steve Lewandowski

      Steve grew up in Tulsa, OK, where he was heavily involved in his youth group at the First United Methodist Church.  It was at a summer camp that Steve dedicated his life to the service of Christ.  He graduated from Tulsa Edison High School and received both his BS and MS degrees from Oklahoma State University in Administration and Management of Recreation.  He brings a great deal of experience in program development, fund raising, and public speaking. 

      Steve is married to Elaine, his wife of 24 years.  They have two sons, Joey (age 23) and A.P. (age 21), whom are both in college at Southeastern Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.  They also have two Jack Russell Terriers, Sugar and Jaqi, who help fill the empty nest.  Steve loves to hunt, fish, watch high school football, and spend time at the beach with his family.

      Joining us in the Fall of 2014, he is excited to be the Executive Director of Blue Lake United Methodist Assembly and looks forward to many years of service to the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.