Meet Camp Arcadia’s Leaders
Chip May has served as the Executive Director of Camp Arcadia since 2000. He grew up in New Baltimore, MI, but calls Arcadia, MI home. He and his wife, Sarah, have three children. Chip is an avid fisherman and cycler. His favorite thing about Camp is bringing people to rest in the beauty of God’s creation.
Email Chip with overarching questions about Camp, its operations, and employment opportunities.
Jess Knoll is the Assistant Director of Camp Arcadia, and has served on staff since 2016. She hails from Saginaw, Michigan, but lives in Arcadia with her husband (Mitch), their son (Malachi) and their dogs (Nyla and Shubbie). Jess enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cooking and traveling. Her favorite thing about Camp is welcoming new people into the Camp community and deepening relationships with folks who come year after year!
Email Jess with questions about programming, seasonal staff hiring & management, and operations.
Rachel Catanese is Camp’s Office Manager, serving since 2010. She, husband Sam, and son Nelson live in Arcadia, MI with their dog Zeke. She loves living near the big lake, enjoys running, walking and generally being outside.
Email Rachel for questions about registration, housing, payments, the dining room or schedule.
Nancy Janke is Camp Arcadia’s new Outreach Coordinator and lives in Canton, MI, with her husband, Todd. They have been faithful campers for nearly 30 years and have five grown kids who have served on staff. Nancy is excited about building and cultivating relationships with individuals and ministries in Southeast Michigan and beyond, focused on increasing attendance at Camp Arcadia’s retreats. She loves to cook, entertain, make new friends and has a heart for connecting with seniors.
Email Nancy with questions about connecting your church or school with Camp’s ministry.
Donor Relations and Communications Coordinator
Sarah Olson is the Donor Relations and Communications Coordinator at Camp, serving since 2021. She and her husband, Tanner, live in Nashville, TN with their son, Judah, and their goldendoodle, Pancake. Sarah enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, walking Pancake, and curating her “Best of” Nashville list (she’ll share it with you!). Sarah’s favorite thing about Camp is finding moments of peace and calm by the water, even in the midst of full and busy days.
Email Sarah for information on making a gift to Camp or Camp’s promotional efforts.
Franco Marano is Camp Arcadia’s Caretaker, serving since 2013. He lives onsite at Camp Arcadia with his wife, Callie, and their two sons, Niko and Fiero. He enjoys working on and riding jet skis.
Email Franco for questions or inquiries on Camp’s facilities/maintenance.
Kyle Toms is Camp Arcadia’s Head Chef, serving his first summer in 2023. Kyle and his wife, Jenna, live in Frankfort with their four kids. Kyle enjoys coaching youth sports in Frankfort including baseball, football and wrestling. He is enjoying learning more about Camp’s rich history and being surrounded by the gorgeous scenery at Camp.
Ryan McKenna is Camp Arcadia’s Archives Director. He has served on staff since 1990 and lives in Rochester, NY in the offseason. Ryan loves preserving Camp Arcadia’s rich history, as we can stay connected to our RKD legacy and look forward to the next 100 years.
Summer Program Director
Stephanie Jass is Camp Arcadia’s Summer Program Director. She lives in Tecumseh, MI with her husband, Doug. She has two grown stepsons and two cats. Steph is a seven-time Jeopardy! champion, and loves crafting in her free time. Summer 2023 is her first in this role, but she has served 9 years in other roles at Camp. Steph’s favorite thing about Camp is its long history of creating connections to God and others… and also, THE CRAFT SHOP!
Karl Weber is our Archery Specialist. He has served Camp in this capacity since 2016. Karl and his wife, Dawn, live in Rochester Hills, MI and have three grown children. During the offseason, Karl is a math teacher at Lutheran High School Northwest.
Janice McCraner is the beloved Ark Director at Camp Arcadia. She has been charming our preschoolers with her adventures and kind heart since 1999. Janice and her husband, Tom, are longtime residents of Arcadia, MI, and have two grown sons and two grandchildren.
Craft Shop Director
Kris Park is the Craft Shop Director and has served in this role since 2010. She resides in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband, Steve, and they have three grown children. In the offseason, she works for the Pioneer Theatre Guild creating props and decorating sets. Kris’ favorite thing about Camp is reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones.