Meet Our Leadership
Lindon Fowler took the helm of Seneca Hills in 2016 after four years working in operations and management in the energy industry. Lindon earned his degree in biblical studies from Geneva College and his master of divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister, and working at Seneca Hills combines Lindon’s passion for organizational health and heart for gospel ministry. He loves sharing about Seneca Hills with churches and working to create an atmosphere where campers and staff can grow in their love for the Lord and understand that all of life is discipleship. One of Lindon’s favorite things about working at camp is getting to care for the summer staff and be part of their lives.
Joe Illig has served as the Seneca Hills program manager since 2019. Joe earned a degree in marketing and management from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, and after sensing a call to ministry, he earned his master’s degree in ministry leadership from Columbia International University. Joe spent many summers at Seneca Hills as a camper, service staff member, counselor, and program team member. He loves getting to know the summer staff and developing the Seneca Hills summer program in order to best reach campers with the gospel. What Joe loves best about working at Seneca Hills is being able to create the space where life change happens, and witnessing the transformation firsthand.
Sarah Palmer Cunningham became the Seneca hills office manager in December 2016. From her command center in the front office Sarah handles camp registration, financial aid application the retreat schedule, and Seneca Hills conferences. She earned a degree in management from Saint Vincent College. Though it can be a challenge to work in the main hub of the Seneca Hills office, Sarah likes knowing that all of her work helps to bring 800 campers down the Seneca Hills lane each summer to experience the power of camp (something she cherished as a child) and the wonders that God has in store for each of them.
Robb Dempsey joined the Seneca Hills team as facilities director in 2018. He is responsible for caring for the camp facilities and equipment in ways that honor the Lord and steward the camp’s resources wisely. He also organizes the volunteers for spring and fall work days and the weekly Tuesday volunteers. During the summer Robb hires and directs the maintenance crew, teaching them spiritual and mechanical skills that will last. He loves how working at Seneca Hills allows him to use his skills for Christ’s kingdom. Robb learned many technical skills from older men who taught him how things work, and he looks forward to pouring into the maintenance men at Seneca Hills for years to come.
Food Service & Hospitality Manager
In March 2021 Seneca Hills welcomed Chef Amber Depew to the executive staff as the camp’s food service and hospitality manager. Amber brings food service experience and a love for Seneca Hills to the position, most recently working as area coordinator for the Carbide Plant cafe at Penn United Technologies in Saxonburg, Pa. She also worked as a freelance chef for the Kentucky Derby in 2018 and 2019. Amber earned her degree in culinary arts technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. An alumni staff member, Amber worked in the camp kitchen for three summers, and she credits Seneca Hills with helping her discover her passion for serving others through wholesome, nourishing meals.