board of directors

  • steve ludwick - chairman

    executive board chairman

    Steve has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2010 and previously as Ex-Officio member.  Steve was ordained by the New Hampshire Advent Christian Conference in 1994. He previously held credentials with the A/G in 1982 from the Southern N.E. District. He has been serving as Pastor of the Family Bible Church in Loudon, NH since 1989 to the present.  He has also been serving as President of the Eastern Regional Association of Advent Christian churches since 2009 to the present as well as currently serving on the ABCA Board of Directors.  He formerly served as President of the Maranatha Advent Christian Conference for 10+ years and is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Laconia Christian School in Laconia, New Hampshire.
    Steve is a New Hampshire native and lives in Loudon, NH where he is Pastor of the Family Bible Church.  Married to his wife Cindy since 1982, they have 3 grown children who each have been involved in Camp Advenchur over the years as well as on Conference Ctr. grounds.

  • Frank jewett  - Vice Chairman

    Frank has served on the Board of Directors since 2010 and currently serves as co-chair of the Nominating Committee.  Frank has been serving in pastoral roles in Advent Christian Churches since graduating from Berkshire Christian College in 1977. He planted a church in the Philippines, held the first area Directorate for Africa and Europe position for the denomination, led in camp meetings in Maine as well as advised on the International Outreach Advisory Committee. Currently, Frank is senior pastor at the Advent Christian Church in Haverhill, MA.
    Frank and his wife, Judy have three children; Dan, Tim and Letitia. They are grandparents to Sam, Ben and Zach.

  • Darren bantz - Treasurer

    Finance Committee Chairman

    Long Range planning Committee Co-Chairman

    Darren is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years multi-level management that included specialty roles in trouble-shooting, problem solving and team building. A graduate of Berkshire Christian College, Darren now works in full-time ministry at Stroudwater Christian Church and has served in that church for more than 25 years.
    Prior to joining the staff at Stroudwater, Darren had extensive experience in leadership and management with the Salvation Army as well as running his own businesses.  He is an entrepreneur and enjoys coaching at Massabesic High School, where he leads the boys’ varsity track team, girls’ varsity soccer team, and the JV girls’ basketball team.
    Darren and his wife Kim have four daughters and reside in East Waterboro, ME.

  • sandra rykbost - secretary

    Cottage & Community Life committee - board representative

    Sandra is an engaging leader and teacher.  She is passionate about Bible teaching and brings a wealth of ministry leadership experience, most recently as the volunteer Director of Women’s Ministry at her church.  She is passionate about evangelism and currently leads a women’s small group.

    Regarding ABCCC, Sandra shares, “Little did Dave and I know how much the Lord would use ABCCC in our walk with Him. When we went looking for a cottage to purchase and clearly were led here, God had a much bigger plan. Each summer I have had the privilege of being here the whole summer with our two boys. Attending talks, concerts, conversations at the beach with new friends, prayer times and time to just seek Him; away from all the distractions of the world at home. As the fall would come forth I went home ready for ministry and completely full so that I could pour out on all those around me.”

    Sandra and her husband, Dave, and their two sons reside in Hudson, MA and are active members of Grace Baptist Church.

  • george feeney

    Policy Committee - Chairman

    George has served on the Board of Directors since 2009 and currently co-chairs the Community Relations Committee.  After 35 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service as an Electronic Tech., George retired and remains active in the town of Alton, being involved in Meals on Wheels, VP of the Alton Rotary Club, Chaplain on the Alton American Legion and a Road Capt.. with the Christian Motorcycle Assoc.  He is also involved in Prison Ministries in NH.
    He and his wife, Priscilla, have a college age son and live in Alton, NH.

  • sandra peters - member at large

    Nominating Committee Chairman

    Sandra has the wonderful gift of leading and coordinating, quietly behind the scenes.  At various times, she ran the Lombard Center, managed an office and a Christian Bookstore, and coordinated a switchboard.  She is an encourager, lives out Christian hospitality, and is known for recognizing and attending to the needs of others.
    Sandra and her husband, “Coach” Gene Peters, have two children and reside in Dowling Park, FL at the Advent Christian Village.  Aside from serving and encouraging, Sandra also blesses many with her beautiful voice.  When they are not at ABCCC, she and Gene are active members at the Dowling Park Advent Christian Church.

  • Ron thomas

    Ron retired in November 2015 as the Executive Director of the Advent Christian General Conference.  Ron graduated with a B.A and B.TH., from Aurora College.  He pastored the Advent Christian Church in Ashland ME for3 years and then went to Dowling Park, FL to work with the youth of the FL Conference of Advent Christian Churches and develop the camping ministry of Camp Suwannee, Director of the children’s residential care program of the Advent Christian Village, an established ministry serving orphan and abused children and the elderly in a residential setting, Assistant to the President of Dowling Park.Following my service in the President’s office and finally as the Senior Pastor of the Village Church for 15 years.  In 2004 Ron was asked to serve as the Executive Director of the Advent Christian General Conference until his retirement in November 2015.

    Presently Ron and his wife Jan live in Charlotte, NC

  • greg twitchell - ex officio

    long range planning committee co-chair

    Eastern Region Superintendent, Advent Christian Denomination
    Greg began serving as Ex-Officio member of the Board of Directors in 2011 with his appointment as the Eastern Region Superintendent of the Advent Christian Denomination.  Greg graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. in 1995 with degrees in Biblical and Theological Studies and Youth Ministry. He counseled and directed at many of our Advent Christian Camps over the years including: Mechanic Falls, Lakeside, Washington, and Camp Advenchur.  He served as Youth Pastor at the Oxford AC Church from 1998 through 2005, and then served as Pastor of the Port Clyde AC Church from 2005 through 2011 before taking the position of Regional Superintendent. In that role he serves 6 Conferences, 75 churches, and 12 camps between New York and Nova Scotia, providing leadership, vision, counsel, and encouragement to Leaders.
    Greg is married to Missie and they reside in Rochester, New Hampshire with their four children: Ethan, Brandon, Darin, and Lauren. They are partners of Emmanuel Advent Christian Church.

  • Steve Lawson - Ex-Officio

    Steve was raised in Savannah, Ga. He currently serves as Executive Director of Advent Christian General Conference. He has served in pastorates at Florida., North Carolina, and Georgia. Steve graduated from Berkshire Christian College and from Reformed Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Karen, have two children: a son and a daughter.