Rev. Theresa McDonald-Lee & Johnathon Lee – Co-Executive Directors
Rev. Theresa McDonald-Lee and Johnathon Lee began their work as the Co-Executive Directors of Camp Kintail in November 2007. Theresa is a long time Kintail camper, LIT, and staff member. She attended the first Kintail Family Camp as a three year old and has spent part of every summer at camp since that first experience. Theresa filled several roles on the camp staff including Counsellor, Lifeguard, On-site Out-tripper, Leader in Training Resource Counsellor, and Assistant Director. She then spent three years as the Director of Presbyterian Camp Douglas in British Columbia.
Theresa has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Trent University with a joint major of Environmental Resource Studies and Women’s Studies. She has a Masters of Divinity degree from the Vancouver School of Theology. From 2002 to 2007, Theresa served as the minister of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton and Knox Presbyterian Church, Cranbrook.
Johnathon is a University of Guelph Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration graduate. He worked at the Royal Bank for seven years. As a child, Johnathon attended Camp Bimini, and then spent a summer working at Camp Kintail. When Theresa and Johnathon were out west, Johnathon served as the Administrator at Camp Douglas. Returning to Ontario, he worked at the Royal Bank for seven years in the area of agriculture. Together, Johanthon and Theresa are raising their three beautiful and busy little girls, Ella, Lucy, and Anna.
Peter Godwin – Director of Outdoor Education
Peter (Echo) is a High School teacher with a B. Ed. from Lakehead Univeristy, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism and a BSc in Natural Science from Lakehead University. He taught for 7 years in England. Prior to this, Peter worked for a variety of camps and outdoor education centres, including Outward Bound Canada, the YMCA, Trails Youth Initiatives & Camp Kintail. Peter is an experienced challenge course facilitator, trip leader educator, and paddler. Peter is married to Kate (Carny) Godwin (Smith), whom he met when he was working at Camp Kintail in 1997. Kate is a registered nurse and midwife, and together they have a daughter named Norah, who is 6 years old and a son named Freddie who is 2 years old.
Lisa Molenaar – Kitchen Manager
Lisa “Peppermint” Molenaar keeps everyone smiling and full of delicious food as our Kitchen Manager. Her home congregation is Gale Presbyterian Church in Elmira. She loves to watch her two girls curl, read, and cook (of course!). Lisa is excited to try out new recipes as well as Kintail classics. Check out the Kintail cookbook if you haven’t already for some of her favorite recipes. From the kitchen, Lisa keeps an eye on the whole camp and loves to listen to the campers on the zip line!
Matt Hill- Assistant Director
Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Matt (Turkey) is no stranger to the camping community. He served as a staff member at Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake in Michigan (2 years as a Counselor and 4 years as Program Director) in between studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for his Bachelor of Science Degree. Matt also spent a year earning his Masters degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Having spent time at Kintail in the fall of 2013, Matt was more than excited to return to Kintail. His favourite things to do are to go hiking, kayak, teach archery, play golf (regular and disc), and talk about Detroit’s sports teams.
Mitchell “Duku” Uniac – Site Manager
Mitchell has been working at Camp Kintail for 8 years now. He joined our full time team as Site Manager in 2016. He has held a wide variety of positions at Camp Kintail including counselor, maintenance director, and summer assistant director. When he isn’t repairing something, building something brand new or thinking up cool ideas for Camp Construct he can usually be found playing disc golf, playing with his cats, or playing Xbox with Turkey.
Alex Fensham- Director of Development
Alex “Crash” Fensham first attended Kintail in 2002 where he fell in love with the community and camping ministry. Alex went on to serve for five years as a seasonal Camp Kintail staff member as a Counsellor, Program Director, LIT Resource Counsellor, Social Media Manager, and as the Assistant Director in 2014. Alex has also served in a number of other youth ministries and has been an executive of Presbyterian Young People’s Society (CNOB) since 2012, and served on the Canada Youth 2012 and Canada Youth 2014 planning teams. Alex’s other passion is filmmaking and he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Media Production from Humber College. Alex most recently spent part of the 2016 summer season at the Cairn Family of Camps working as the part-time site manager. Alex loves being a part of the exciting growth and meaningful ministry at Camp Kintail!
“I believe that camp changes lives! At camp, we have the opportunity to learn more about God, ourselves, and our world in Christian community. ”Rev. Theresa 'Trillium' McDonald-Lee
The opportunity to work with and mentor young people is a true gift.Johnathon 'Mercury' Lee
Teaching and playing in the outdoors helps us to discover ourselves.Peter 'Echo' Godwin