MEET DON & SUSIE

“These are truly exciting times at UPBC and we can’t wait to see all that God will do and direct! Please pray for this ministry, for us, and for the missionary team that we are a part of at UPBC. We are very grateful for your involvement.” 

“These are truly exciting times at UPBC and we can’t wait to see all that God will do and direct! Please pray for this ministry, for us, and for the missionary team that we are a part of at UPBC. We are very grateful for your involvement.” 

Don & Susie each have a longstanding involvement in the ministry of UPBC. Don’s father was the camp director for many years so every summer of his childhood was spent here. Don was on staff as a teenager and then got involved in the Boys Camp program as a counselor and later as director for many years. He currently serves on the board of trustees. Susie started coming to UPBC as a young girls camper and continued attending through Varsity Camp. She also served on staff as a teen. Susie has been serving as the head camp cook since 1987. Don & Susie feel blessed to have given four children the opportunity to spend their summers at UPBC and each of them have attended camps as well as served on staff.  Their oldest daughter Lisa currently serves on the board of trustees and helps direct our Prayer Camp. Don & Susie currently attend Bethel Baptist Church in Marquette and reside close to UPBC in Gwinn.

“We will continue in our current roles as long as the Lord directs but now will add the opportunity to serve as UPBC Retreat Season Directors. We look forward to the many exciting possibilities for this new ministry and year-round programming. It’s been very rewarding already to have made many contacts locally and currently we are hosting a good number of guest groups at UPBC. The word is getting out! Our focus is to use this new facility as a gathering place for people and church groups in the Upper Peninsula and to minister to the needs of the community that we are a part of. In doing so, we desire to see many come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Don’t worry, we welcome groups from the Lower Peninsula and beyond as well!)” 

Together for Christ – Don & Susie Van Ryn


UPBC wants every penny you give to go to the missionaries. This is why we prefer to receive checks (or bill-pay) over online donations, as making online donations via credit card results in processing fees. However, we get it! Online payments are quick and easy via the button at the bottom of the screen. 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 missionary's fund, please specify using their fund number.  Please do not use the specific missionary's name in your designation.  Don & Susie's Fund Number is #193. For further questions about the donation process or to set up automatic bill-pay call the camp office at 906-346-6165 Ext.1 or email info@upbiblecamp.org. Thank you for your support.

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