|Meet the 2023 season staff!
Cathy is “made of the clay” of Mimanagish, as she was born in Big Timber and attended first as a baby. From 1966-1979 she never missed a summer, as camper, counselor or director. With a religion degree from Rocky Mountain College and a Master of Divinity from Yale University Divinity School, she was ordained in the United Church of Christ. She served churches in Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, Seattle, and Helena, MT before retiring gratefully. She has participated in 5 UCC conferences and 12 church camps in those years, and none have measured up to Mimanagish! She has led spiritual Circles of Trust in Helena and at Camp since 2013.
Areas of expertise: Vision for the future attuned to the Spirit, an inquisitive mind, compassionate heart, and grateful soul. She can lead Camp Songs too!
Rev. Dick Weaver
Dick Weaver grew up in Kansas , where he attended Boy Scout Camps and Church Camp. With a cum laude degree from Doane Collage (now Doane University) he worked a variety of jobs before returning to seminary. With a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Dick served United Church of Christ churches in Kansas, Minnesota, Washington, and Montana, was the manager at Pilgrim Point Camp in Minnesota. He has worked in other fields including retail management, small business ownership and bus driving. He was the Camp Manager at Mimanagish from 2009-2011 and is touched by the sacredness of the relationships between the forest land and the people who visit it.
|Maintenance & Nurse / kitchen asst.
|David Botma was born, grew up, and attended public high school, community college and Western Michigan University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He worked for nearly 40 years in the aerospace and defense industry, retired, and then worked part time for 5 years as a technical
consultant for an electronic components consortium that served the aerospace industry. After fully retiring, David began volunteering and is now leader over books and media at a thrift store. David was raised in a Baptist church and is now attending Calvary Chapel. He loves
reading, traveling, hiking, tending his yard, maintaining his home, exercising, and going to museums and old car shows. David is married to Robin, and they have two grown children and a dog, Cricket. Robin (Rohloff) Sullivan-Botma was born in Appleton, WI and moved to Montana at age 9 where she discovered Mimanagish. She attended public schools, community college and Eastern Montana College. She moved to Kalamazoo, MI and graduated from Bronson School of Nursing in 1983. In Knoxville, TN she worked in hospitals, nursing homes and as a home care nurse. She returned to Kalamazoo, continued her nursing career, gave birth to a daughter, married David Botma and moved to Grand Rapids. Robin worked part time as a nurse while parenting, until she became very ill in 2000 and struggled with disabling pain until a miraculous surgery provided relief in 2017. She returned to her nursing career and is now pursuing a BSN online at the University of Texas. Robin enjoys pottery, reading, being creative, working in the flower garden, travel, and spending time with her family.
Dilynn Wise served as Assistant Cook for 4 ½ years before qualifying as a Certified Food Production Manager and stepping into the Head Cook position in August 2021. She expanded her skills to include baking scratch biscuits, pizza dough, and artisan bread, as well as providing healthy, nutritious meals for adults and kids. Her quiche is worthy of seconds and thirds! She has loved Mimanagish since her youth camp days and is grateful to be part of the staff in this new chapter of Camp history. (She has a passion for history!)