Executive Director

Nick Johnson came to Upper Missouri Ministries in the fall of 2004. He is married to Dana and they have three children. They live in Williston where they enjoy taking walks to the park, going camping, and enjoying the activities their children enjoy.  Dana is the owner/Operator of Little Muddy Gifts in downtown Williston.  
Nick's duties include working with the Board of Directors to discover the vision God has for UMM. Also, he is the primary person responsible for fundraising, human resources and publicity.

Financial Secretary

Kristina Toppenberg serves as the Financial Secretary and is in the Williston Office on a part-time basis.   She helps process donations, organizes mailings, answers phones, and keep the camp moving. 
A resident of Williston and 2 kids that keep her busy throughout the year.


Marti Knudsen is the part-time Registrar that helps make sure all campers have the right information filled out online.  She lives in South Dakota with her husband and three girls.  

Facilities Director


Keefe Lovgren serves as the Facilities Director with his hammer and passion for God.   You will see him always on the go at camp tackling the 200 acres and 18 buildings.
A resident of Williston, his wife, Vanessa, and 4 girls run (literally run cross  country) all over keeping active and connected.  Contact the camp today to find a way to help your Bible camp with the many needs that exist with our site and facilities.

Program Director

IMG_4380.JPGTori Johnson is the Program Director for Umm.  She is the point person on summer camp and programmed retreats.  You will see her out and about searching for more kids to come to camp.

I am from Decatur, IL and just moved to Williston, ND in May. I graduated Judson University in Elgin, IL with a psychology degree. I also had the opportunity to play college basketball all four years.  My favorite bible verse comes from Matthew 6:34 – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” As the program director I am excited to build community and see others faith grow stronger in the Lord, as well as my own. I am excited to work alongside others, developing a place for campers to experience who Jesus is in their lives.

Outreach Director

Chelsea Berg   is the Outreach Director for Umm.  She is the point person on the Day Camp program that partners with local congregations to deliver faith sparking VBS programs throughout the region.

She grew up in Grenora, ND with her family on their farm.  Went on to UND to study Fish & Wildlife Biology.  Her passion for Jesus, children, and the outdoors directs UMM to new opportunities with Outdoor School and the Project Learning Tree program.


Upper Missouri Ministries is located on 203 acres on the shores of Springbrook Dam. The shore line surrounds most of the camp site, which is on a peninsula nestled in the coulee bottom.

This is a perfect setting for kids and families to experience the Love and Grace of Jesus through time in creation and community that allows faith in Christ Jesus to be sparked.

Children (of all ages) are in need of a place to slow down and reconnect with nature and other people. And we all need to reconnect with the Love and Grace of God found in Jesus. Time at Camp UMM provides experiences in services, worship, study, and quiet time. Campers return to their homes, families, and communities with faith in Christ Jesus that is sparked and with tools that will allow them to weather the storms of life.


Upper Missouri Ministries
PO Box 111
12601 58th St NW
Epping, ND 58843


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