Caleb Klawitter TWFM Groundskeeper

Groundskeeper

Caleb is the youngest of the 4 children of Randy and Renee Klawitter. Growing up around the ministry he helped with collecting maple syrup along with playing, and exploring The Wilderness property with his three siblings and other staff children during his childhood. Caleb first came on staff here at TWFM after returning from Bible…

Our Team includes Wilderness Fellowship Board Member Brian Stephany

Board Treasurer

Board Member Brian Stephany with wife Kate What an honor it is to serve the Lord through TWFM. His presence and peace rests over this ministry – something experienced every time I’m there, visiting with Randy, becoming spiritually recharged in a prayer cabin, reflecting in the woods, or enjoying the vista of a lake. I…

Our Team includes Wilderness Fellowship Board Member Dave Jore

Board Secretary

Board Member Dave Jore with wife Judith I am a Lutheran pastor, having served most of my ministry on the staff of the Lay Ministry Training Center (LMTC) in St. Paul. During the past few years I have been an interim pastor in various Lutheran churches. I am married to Judith and we have 4…

Our Team includes Wilderness Fellowship Board Member Keith Brask

Board Vice Chair

Board Member Keith Brask with wife Cindy I live in Lakeville, Minnesota, with my wife, Cindy, and son Matthew (13), and daughter Rachel (10). I’m a Residential Contractor, and I’ve been building for 40 years. I joined TWFM board 21 years ago and joke that I got grandfathered into the board. The Wilderness Fellowship has…

Our Team includes Wilderness Fellowship Board Member LLoyd Hjelle

Board Chair

Board Member LLoyd Hjelle with wife Sally Sally and I first began coming up to The Wilderness with our 3 little children in the 70’s and 80’s for the summer music festivals held at the natural amphitheater across the road from the then partially built Fellowship Center. We would camp out and create family memories.…

Our Team includes Staff Member Marilyn Barrett

Event Coordinator

Staff Member Marilyn Barrett with husband Mark Marilyn is so blessed to be part of what the Lord is doing here at TWFM. It is awesome to see what God does in the lives of the people that come to stay here; so many testimonies of the goodness of the Lord. Marilyn and her husband,…

Ethan Deal - Wilderness Fellowship Staff Member - Associate Director and Director of Wilderness Worship

Associate Director

Ethan was born and raised in Dallas, Tx. From an early age he took an interest in music, starting on the violin when he was 6 years old. Later on he learned piano and then picked up the guitar at age 15. Ethan also acquired an interest in film making, and he, along with his…

Brianna Klawitter - Wilderness Fellowship Staff Member

Housekeeping

Brianna Klawitter Brianna is the 2nd eldest daughter of Randy and Renee. She has been cleaning the Prayer Cabins, Johnson Hall, Founders Fireside Retreat Center, and Shower houses for TWFM since Jan of 2014. She has a ministry of prayer over the cabins and areas she cleans and prepares for the incoming guests. She greatly…

Cheryl Liesch - Wilderness Fellowship Staff Member

Office Administrator & Bookkeeper

Cheryl started working at TWFM in 2014. She brings bookkeeping and front office experience to TWFM, and counts it a privilege and a blessing to work at TWFM. She finds it extremely rewarding to see the change in others’ lives, or watch them depart from here refreshed, because of the time spent with the Lord.…

Randy Klawitter - Wilderness Fellowship Staff Member

Executive Director

Randy is the third of 4 children born to Dick and Lois Klawitter, founders of TWFM. He first moved on to the property when Dick and Lois moved the family here in the mid 70’s. After graduating from Lutheran Bible Institute (LBI) and traveling the midwest singing as a trio made up of brother Rick…