Dan Andrews — Board Chairperson
Dan lives in Victor, IA, is Pastor of Victor Baptist Church, and has served on the board since the year 2000. Pastoring a church just 15 minutes from the camp, where VBC’s young people attend and where he has been asked to speak several times, it was natural for Dan to find more ways to help the ministry. EIBC has been a vital ministry in both the church and in the lives of the families who attend VBC.
Dan feels extremely privileged to have a smallpart in shaping the direction of this tool for Christ and to be able to use his gifts for God’s glory helping out around the camp.
Dan is married and has 5 children. In his spare time he enjoys editing webpages and currently has 3 or 4 pages that he is webmaster for.
Floyd Smith — Treasurer
Floyd lives in North English, IA, is a member of Community Church in Deep River, IA, and has served on the board since 1963. Floyd and his family farmed south of the camp for 20 years and worked at Victor Manufacturing for 20 years. After a first retirement, Floyd and his wife Shirley worked part-time for a vending machine company in North English. Floyd volunteers in various positions at his church and is on the Senior Citizen Board in North English. You will find him working at camp often.
Floyd’s wife Shirley is the daughter of Clarence Grimm, one of the founders of EIBC. The Smith’s have 2 sons and a daughter. Their daughter was a summer counselor for 5 summers, met her husband at EIBC, and was married at camp!
Floyd loves serving the Lord with a group of men who want to see the Word of God proclaimed, lives changed, and to see former campers serving the Lord in various areas of life.
Curtis Beekman — Secretary
Curtis lives in Mediapolis, IA, is a member of Harmony Bible Church in Danville, IA, and has served on the board since 2006. Curtis is a Development Engineer for Case-New Holland located in Burlington, IA. In his spare time Curtis enjoys gardening, working in the yard, fishing, college wrestling, playing football with his kids, and going on dates with his wife.
Curtis was led to Christ as a 12 year old with the help of a counselor at a Christian camp so Christian camping has always had a special place in his heart. After attending family camp at EIBC and serving the camp through various work projects, Curtis felt God calling him to take on more responsibility and join the board.
Curtis loves seeing and hearing about the results of God’s work at EIBC up front and in detail. He also loves being able to serve alongside men of various backgrounds who share a love for God and the camp.
Curtis is married and has 3 young children; 2 boys and a girl.
Eric has served on the board of EIBC since 2007 and is associate pastor at Wellspring Evangelical Free Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Eric very much enjoys the fellowship with the other board members and the opportunity to work behind the scenes establishing and implementing the vision of the camp.
Eric is married to Lindsay and they have three girls at home. Eric is a book lover and tries to read as much as possible in his free time; especially in the areas of theology, church ministry, history, and biography.
Drew lives in New London, IA, is a member of Harmony Bible Church in Danville and has served on the board since 2004. Drew works for Randy Higdon Construction and uses his construction skills in his spare time as well as he and his wife are in the process of remodeling their home.
Drew grew up going to EIBC as a yongster and his late father, Mike, was the dean of family camp for many years. He enjoys serving on the board now as it gives him greater opportunity to serve and participate in the direction of a camp he loves.
Drew is married to Samantha and has 5 children. Shaelynn, Adalyn, Killian, Irelynn, and Brogan Shaelynn and Adalyn have passed on to be with Jesus.
In his spare time, Drew enjoys hunting, four-wheeling, and fishing. The house remodel keeps him from doing much of these at the moment.
Eddie is married to Julie. We have been married for only 7 years. Julie and I have both lost our mates to the lord. We found each other at our church which is Harmony Bible Church in Danville Iowa.
We have 8 children between us and soon to be 26 grand children. We have been blessed beyond words how God has brought our two family’s together.
Retired in May of 2013 from Borghi USA Inc. in Burlington, Iowa. I was a supervisor and lead person in the production of tubing for Case, and other company’s that use hydraulic systems.
Julie is a pre-school teacher in New London, Iowa. She will retire after this school year of 2015.
Julie and her late husband Mike Kelly have been coming to EIBC for over 30 and Mike was also on the board. Julie and I have been coming to EIBC since we married. I have come to love the camp and ALL that it does for the young and old to growth in the Lord.
I came to know the Lord in August 1978 after the passing of my father-in-law. Since then God has guided me to where I’m at today. Some people have asked if I could go back in time and change something what would it be. The answer is NOT a thing. God has a plan for me and I don’t want it to change. You see I’m NOT in charge HE is and I’m loving every moment of it.
David lives in Robins, IA, is a member of Faith Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, IA, and has served on the board of EIBC since 2006. David is a department manager at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids and is a leader in the youth group at Faith Bible Church.
David’s children all grew up going to EIBC and he has even been a Bible speaker a few times during the summer.
David is married to Ruth and has three daughters.
J.W. lives near Toddville, IA, is a member of Cedar Valley Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, and has served on the board since 2010. J.W. is a funeral director at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, part owner of WPM Tree Service, and a volunteer firefighter/EMT-B with Monroe Twp. Fire Department.
J.W. has been involved with EIBC since he was very young and loves feeling more a part of the camp today by serving on the board.
J.W. is married to Bridget and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, singing barbershop tunes, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and mushroom hunting.
Don and his wife Kathleen live in Colfax, IA. Don grew up on the family farm very close to camp and his mother was involved at EIBC for generations. The Goodman’s have a youth group that meets in their home in Colfax every week during the school year and they hold a retreat at EIBC with this group every fall.
Jason lives in North Liberty, IA, is a member of Veritas Church in Coralville, IA, and has served on the board since 2012. Jason is the Facilities Director at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. His department handles all of the maintenance of the buildings as well as management of construction/renovation projects.
Jason attended EIBC for one summer as a camper and has an even stronger connection because his wife and her family has a long and deep connection to the ministry of the camp.
Jason and his wife got engaged at EIBC and now have 3 young children. Outside of work, Jason spends most of his time with his family and his kids extracurricular activities.