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The Rev. Ken Struble to Retire

Jul 21, 2023

The Rev. Ken Struble to retire after serving as Executive Director at Camp Mikell for 21 years.

A Letter from Mikell Board of Governors

Give Me Your Unconditional Love

If there’s been one constant over the past two decades at Camp Mikell, it has been that Ken Struble was giving his unconditional love. From greeting summer campers with a smile and a hug, to welcoming retreat guests, to caring deeply for his staff, to keeping a healthy budget even in the most challenging years, Ken has given his all in all that he has undertaken.

Ken laughs and loves. He counsels and consoles. He has been a mentor to many of us, and to countless more campers of all ages who have been fortunate to be a part of the Camp Mikell community throughout his tenure.

And so, it is with tremendous gratitude for his 21 years of service to Camp Mikell—and 30 years of ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church—that we let you know that the Rev. Ken Struble will retire as Executive Director at the end of Summer 2023.

As you may know, Ken’s connection to Mikell spans long before he was director. A Stephens County native, he was a camper before working on Summer Staff in the early 1980s. He worked on maintenance and as camp dean, chaplain, and nurse at times in the 1980s and 1990s, and was ordained a priest in 1993. He subsequently served on the Mikell Board of Governors before coming on as Executive Director in 2002.

All are invited to a lunch on Saturday, August 5 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall to honor and celebrate Ken. Click here to let us know you’ll be there.

And, please help us thank Ken with a monetary gift. Contributions can be made via Venmo (@campmikell) or PayPal (, or by sending a check made out to Camp Mikell by July 31. Please indicate that the contribution is for Ken and we will present him with the gift at the August 5 celebration.

The Board is working with Bishop Wright on next steps to call the next Director at Camp Mikell.