Don VanKlompenburg came to manage SHLBC in the summer of 2003 after serving as the senior pastor at Full Gospel Assembly in Canby for 13 years. He has a passion to see the camp grow as a lighthouse, shining the love of Jesus, facilitating diverse activities, and ministering to people in the process. Don has been married to his wife Karen for 40 years and they have five children: Jessica, Krista, Elisa, Jeremy and Joshua.
Karen enjoys being a helpmate for her husband and serves as head cook at the camp. In May, 2018 she retired from her work as a paraprofessional at the Fosston High School. She now works full time at the camp. Karen and Don love to work together and share God's love with people.
When Don and Karen are not working together, they enjoy hanging together with friends, having family times, building, crafts, and riding their Harley together with their biker friends.