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Faces of Leadership: Dave Lamb, Board of Trustees

Posted by lindsaybarden | Apr 10, 2017

“I think there is a kinship among people who deeply love the Lord Jesus Christ, and are in awe of the wonders of the world He created,“ explains Dave Lamb; member of Au Sable Institute’s Board of Trustees.

He has been providing leadership to the Institute in this role on the Board since 2015. On the Board, Dave functions in two main areas, first, he represents the Board in the review and engagement of the Environmental Education and Internship programs and second Dave is engaged in the evaluation and development of Board members.

Dave studied at Clarks Summit University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary where he earned degrees, and from there, Dave built a life of service in both pastoral and camp settings. For the years when his ‘day job’ was pastoring a church, he volunteered at camps and served on a camp board. Today Dave works as the Managing Director of Lake Ann camp, and outside of work, he serves as an elder at Sojourn Church where he attends and has occasion to preach.

“There is a heartache we experience when we encounter people who claim to love God, but show little care for His creation, or conversely, care deeply for the “natural” world, but don’t know Whom to thank for it.  Inspiring and educating those who follow Christ to protect, and restore God’s earth, is an outworking of the Gospel, and a mark of faithful discipleship,” shares Dave. “The Au Sable Institute—in line with its mission—certainly inspires me to serve, protect, and restore God’s earth.  Whenever I meet or engage an Au Sable person, I find a like-minded fellow traveler, who encourages me in this pursuit.”

Dave lives with his wife Brenda at Lake Ann Camp and has three grown daughters who love God, something he as a parent sees clearly in their respective talents and the disciplines they pursue. Throughout their childhood, some of Dave’s favorite family memories are times spent exploring many of the United States’ great National Parks. Dave and Brenda continue to be actively engaged with local parks through volunteering as citizen scientists at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.