Ryan Gackenheimer

Ryan Gackenheimer

Silver Lake Conference Center is a place where lives are changed and leaders are nurtured. Seeing that this happens is the responsibility of the Executive Director, who oversees the invitation to participate, the maintenance of a safe environment, the creation of a nurturing program, and the extravagant welcome offered by staff.

The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer joined Silver Lake in 2016, coming from several years of ministry as Associate Pastor of the First Congregational Church UCC of Essex, Vermont. He has prior camp experience in Vermont and Idaho, and has served on the Board of the UCC's Outdoor Ministry Association. A graduate of DePauw University and Eden Theological Seminary, he and his wife, Abby, have a young son, Keadyn.

Published Articles


9/15/2020 - Family Retreats at Silver Lake

3/27/2019 - Many Voices One Mission: The Backbone of Silver Lake

12/12/2018 - Many Voices One Mission: Intentional Christian Community

6/27/2018 - Many Voices, One Mission: Vote Your Values

1/8/2018 - God Is Calling

9/4/2017 - A Time Like This

5/1/2017 - Breaking Bread

12/5/2016 - Waiting

8/15/2016 - Challange By Choice

5/25/2016 - Looking Forward: A Word From the Director

5/2/2016 - All Be One

3/14/2016 - Look Within

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