WOSF President, Adam Widdicombe
Adam was born and raised in Stickney, IL and grew up attending Emmanuel Bible Church in Berwyn. At the age of ten, he placed his trust and faith in Jesus. However, he really understood what it meant to live out his faith after attending and working at Silver Birch Ranch in White Lake, WI for many summers. This is where he also met AJ and Chris Fenske and a lifelong friendship formed.
Adam is a friend to everyone, and consistently loyal. He enjoys serving others well, puts Christ first in his life, and pushes his family in their walks with the Lord.
Adam currently lives in Eau Claire, WI with his wife, Mandy, and two kids (Caleb,10, and Eily, 8). His vocational career includes various law enforcement assignments and he now works for a defense contractor in Illinois. Adam also owns, and manages multiple rental properties. He understands what it takes to run a successful business within it's means.
WOSF Vice President, Abe Bowater
Abe is a lover of Jesus, husband of his high school sweetheart, father of three energetic boys, lover of all board sports and basketball, enthusiastic collector of sneakers and he drinks a lot of coffee. Abe and his family reside in the suburbs of Chicago.
Abe has a desire to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus, and he believes in the vision of WOSF to be an organization that strives to put people first as we travel this road called life together with our eyes on the true Giver of life!
Abe has over 20 years experience in the public sphere as a civil servant, and has been investing in away from home experiences since he was in Junior High. He is invested at his church in different capacities, and is a talented singer. Abe is exceptionally great at holding people accountable in all areas of their lives.
WOSF Secretary/Treasurer, Ruby Turner
Ruby is married to Harold Turner, a Southern Baptist Minister, and they have five married children and 17 grandchildren. They enjoy serving God together in whatever ministry God places them in and love spending time with family and friends. Her goal in life is to serve her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in whatever capacity He desires and to “bloom where she is planted”. She likes to be knee deep in the details, and is intentional with making sure those around her feel loved and cared for.
Ruby is a retired CPA whose career has included being a Controller in the hospital industry and a Vice-president/CFO of a credit union. She has a Master of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting. In retirement, she serves as the Administrative Assistant and is on the worship team at Southside Baptist Church in Brunswick, Georgia. She also keeps books for a local business.
WOSF Founder/Executive Director, AJ Fenske
AJ and his wife, Christine were both spiritually impacted by the Christian camp experience, and since then have spent vocational and bi-vocational energies into maximizing the Christian away-from-home experience in various settings. Their focus is on employing solid, time-tested business principles that allow the voice of the ministry to shine. Owner-minded strategies have given them the opportunity to experience the market and discover ways to be successful and react to the always changing times while keeping in mind the stewardship they have for the opportunities God has provided.
Personal experience, as well as research, shows the disproportionate impact of experiences away from home. More than twenty years of leadership in Christian camping and conference centers is the preparation for the development and senior leadership for this new endeavor. In addition, successful business ownership provides time tested principles and strategies to react to the always changing market. A Christian-based hospitality retreat is the outflow of their gifting and calling.
For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:36