Casowasco Camp & Retreat Ministries Leadership Team

<a href=''>Dave Wood</a>

Dave Wood

Program Director

Dave joined the year-round team at Casowasco in 2014, after 6 seasons on summer staff serving as a Kitchen Assistant, Counselor, and Counselor Coordinator. Originally from Liverpool, NY, he is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam, with a B.A. in Communication, and brings many gifts and talents to his position. Dave and his wife, Rebecca, were married at Casowasco in October of 2017 and reside on the grounds. Dave is currently pursuing certification in Camp & Retreat Ministries.

Donna Morrison

Donna Morrison

Casowasco Office Manager & Registrar

Donna is originally from the island of Guam. She has a degree in health care administration and has worked in a variety of settings over time, including a TV station, insurance company, and a medical clinic. Donna has four sons and two daughters.

John Thomas

John Thomas

Casowasco Food Service Manager, CRM Food Service Coordinator

John grew up in Savona, NY. He has worked in a variety of restaurants and food service establishments over the past few decades. When not at Casowasco, John enjoys spending time swimming, fishing, and playing with his daughter.

Nairobi Smith

Nairobi Smith

Ministry Assistant

Nairobi has been involved with Casowasco seasonally for almost 15 years. An experienced stage performer with the Young Americans and a drummer and guitarist by trade, Nairobi’s passion is rooted in music.

<a href=''>Betsy Schuessler</a>

Betsy Schuessler

CRM Executive Assistant

Betsy grew up in Gouverneur, NY and has a degree from Houghton College. She has been a camper at Aldersgate for over 30 years, served 6 years on summer staff, was interim assistant director and CRM program director, and served in a volunteer role for CRM for many years. She brings 8 years of experience in medical reception and administration. She also teaches swim lessons at the local YMCA and leads the nursery care team at her church.