MEET CHAD & MANDY

We're very excited to join the missionaries and volunteers of UPBC in reaching the lost with the gospel in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  

We're very excited to join the missionaries and volunteers of UPBC in reaching the lost with the gospel in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  

Chad grew up in West Union, a rural community in southern Ohio, and attended two different church camps in the area. He received Jesus as his Savior while attending Greenfield Bible Camp. Chad was introduced to Upper Peninsula Bible Camp through his wife Mandy while they were dating. Mandy spent a number of weeks at camp each summer when she was younger, and also served several summers on staff. The Swearingens even spent part of their honeymoon at UPBC's Autumn Adventure Camp!  

Chad and Mandy have been directing Whitewater Bible Camp and attending UPBC's Family Service Week the past few years. God used both camps, along with other experiences, to pave the way for the Swearingens to embrace full-time camp ministry. We're delighted that the two have been led to fulfill that call by serving as UPBC missionaries.

Chad is a Land Surveyor and possesses a degree in Construction Management. He has come to UPBC to serve in the role of Facilities & Maintenance Manager. This position entails overseeing the care, upkeep, and maintenance of all UPBC grounds, buildings, and equipment. Recently the Swearingens met their fundraising goal and have now moved to the U.P. from Ohio.


UPBC desires that our missionaries receive every penny you donate to them. Thats why we suggest you use checks (or bill-pay) over online donations, as making online donations via credit card results in processing fees. We understand, however, that making online donations is easy and efficient. So feel free to click on the button at the bottom of this screen to make a donation to Chad and Mandy today. Checks should be made out to “UPBC Missions Committee” and sent to the address below:

UPBC Missions Committee
PO Box 293
Little Lake MI 49833

To designate your donation to a specific UPBC missionary's fund, use each person's or couple's fund number. Please don't use the specific missionary's name in your designation. Chad & Mandy's Fund Number is #196. For further questions about the donation process or to set up automatic bill-pay, simply call the camp office at 906-346-6165 Ext.1 or email info@upbiblecamp.org. Thank you for your support!

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