Our Staff

The Board of Agapé † Kure Beach Ministries, Inc. is happy to announce our new Interim Executive Director, Lee Lindeman. Lee brings a wealth of experience to this new role, after a career in Lutheran outdoor ministry, including nearly 18 years as Executive Director of Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center in Bemus Point, NY. Lee will be starting work at Camp Agapé on October 1. Please join us in welcoming him to the area.

Mir has been at Agape since 1996 “playing in the woods with kids” of all ages. Originally from Minnesota, she brings a lot of camp and naturalist experience from MN, WI, and PA. She has a passion for helping guests appreciate the wonders of God’s Creation at Agape and at Kure Beach.

Are you a creative and engaging person who loves what camping and outdoor ministry have been and is excited to discover what they can be? Agape † Kure Beach Ministries is searching for a dynamic and innovative leader to guide and shape the future of programming at our camping and outdoor ministry sites to impact individual lives, communities, and the wider world. Click here for more info!

Kyle has worked at Camp Agapé since 2017, & worked in the Lutheran Camp community since 2010. When he is not cooking inclusive meals for Agapé's many guests, he is listening to music, foraging Camp's 624 acres for mushrooms, or trying to convince staff & friends to join in playing tabletop RPGs.

Nancy grew up in rural upstate New York. She moved to North Carolina in 2016 and got her start at Agapé in 2017 as an ACE Educator. She has since taken on the position of camp Office/Donor Relations Manager. In addition to her office duties, Nancy enjoys occasionally working with school field trips as an ACE Educator.

Penny got her start at Agapé hiking the woods as an ACE educator. In 2007 she was hired to work in the office as the Capital Campaign Coordinator. Since then she has taken on Agapé's marketing responsibilities.

As Regional Gift Planner for the Carolinas with the ELCA Foundation, Stephanie meets with people to help ensure their Estate and Legacy Plans reflect their wishes for their loved ones and charitable goals. If you'd like to include Agape Kure Beach and/or other ministries or charities in your plan, please just give her a call at 704-293-9436 or email at Stephanie.Burke@elca.org.

All of her gift planning services are made available to individuals without obligation. It is her ministry to be of service.

Part Time Staff
Board of Directors

Rev. Charlie Zimmerman

Greensboro, NC


Andrew Chamberlain

Greensboro, NC


Karen Muse

Cary, NC


Melinda Menz

Elon, NC

Devin Buell

Durham, NC

Rev. Dan Burris

Greenville, NC

Madeline Dassow

Greensboro, NC

Jeff Fike

Apex, NC

Lelia Moore

Cary, NC

Katie Neuhauser

Cary, NC

Ray Prill

Raleigh, NC

Debbie Simerly

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Andy Smith

Raleigh, NC

Rev. Phil Tonnesen

Salisbury, NC