Meet the Team!

Wondering who to come to with a question?

Learn more about Amnicon’s leadership team below.

Meet Our year-round team

Jesse Weiss

Jesse Weiss

Executive Director


Jesse has been the Executive Director here since 2018. He has spent over 15 years working at several Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. In his free time he enjoys building and fixing things, as well as spending time with his wife Kelli, son Aaron and obnoxious dog Autumn. Jesse spends most of his time working from home in Eagan, MN.

Contact Jesse if you have questions about how you can best support Amnicon, are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or have any other general questions or concerns.


Hannah Damon

Hannah Damon

Associate Director of Outreach & Administration


Hannah first encountered Amnicon in 2008 when she came to visit her friend Brad who was guiding that year, and started working here in 2014. In her free time she enjoys crafting, hiking, and cooking.

Contact Hannah if you have questions about signing up for a trip, bringing a group here on retreat, or reserving a cabin for yourself. Hannah can also help you with bookkeeping questions, and issues with the website.


Brad Damon

Brad Damon

Associate Director of Program & Facilities


Brad’s first summer here was working as a wilderness guide in 2008. He considers Amnicon his “spiritual home” and is working his dream job. In his free time he loves playing board games, performing in local theater productions, and going on his own personal camping trips.

Contact Brad if you have questions regarding staff hiring opportunities. Brad also handles site maintenance and program development.


Meet Our 2021 Summer Staff Team

Each summer we hire a dedicated group of young adults to lead and guide our guests and participants into the wild places of creation.

Back Row: Melissa (Cook), Brody (Base Team), Mike (Guide), Michael (Guide), Isaac (Guide), Jared (Lead Guide), Laura (Rostered Guide), Jesse (Executive Director)

Front Row: Brad (Associate Director), Kai (Guide), BuahPi (Base Team), Clarah (Guide), Tara (Guide), Noah (Guide), Hannah (Associate Director)

Not Pictured: Marta (Base Team), Dawid (Base Team), AJ (Rostered Guide), Hallie (Rostered Guide), Seven (Rostered Guide), Audrey (Rostered Guide)

Meet Our Board of directors

These elected volunteers serve as the governing body of the Camp Amnicon Foundation, creating vision, strategy, and structure to grow Amnicon into a thriving ministry.

Sara Larson Woodruff, Roseville, MN – President

Gaelyn Beal, Bloomington, MN – Vice President

David Larsen, Duluth, MN – Treasurer

Michelle Damon, St. Paul, MN – Secretary

Gerd Bents, River Falls, WI