Luther Heights Staff Bios

Full Time Staff

Eric Olsen Camp Pastor/Director |

Pastor Eric began his ministry at Luther Heights Bible Camp in 1987. Prior to that he served as the Assistant Pastor at Big Timber and Melville Lutheran Churches in Montana. He loves living in the mountains half of the year where he can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and take walks with his wife Carol. Other hobbies and interests include cross country skiing, downhill skiing, carpentry, brewing beer and photography. He recently spent a week bicycling the Oregon coast and is looking forward to another trip when time allows. At Luther Heights he enjoys watching the meadow change colors as different varieties of flowers bloom throughout the summer. Listening to children pray around the campfire sharing their joys, challenges and pains helps keep him focused on the unique setting of Outdoor Ministry and exploring new ways to share the love of Jesus with youth and campers of all ages.

Jon Davidson Program Director |

Jon grew up in Southern Idaho and Utah. He was a camper at LHBC from 1st grade to 12th, and worked on summer staff from 2010-2014. Jon went to California Lutheran University where he received a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. Jon has been the full time Program Director since 2015. During the summer camp season you can find Jon on the trails throughout camp. In the winter season Jon lives in Boise and spends time anywhere a good cup of coffee can be brewed or great music heard. His favorite hobbies are fishing, hiking, driving in the mountains, Ultimate Frisbee. And, since he can't have his own, LOVES petting and playing with any dog he gets a chance to!

Kathleen Tigerman Office Administrator |

Kat Tigerman serves as the Office Administrator for Luther Heights. She is a rostered ELCA Deacon currently serving Luther Heights and The House Next Door, and a member at Faith Lutheran Church in Caldwell. She has served different ministries across the U.S., but is truly enjoying living and working in beautiful Idaho. Growing up outside of St. Louis, Kat is a hardcore Cardinals baseball fan. In her free time, she enjoys playing Frisbee or basketball, horseback riding, hiking, reading, and working on jigsaw puzzles. You can always make her day with a smile, a pun, chocolate, or flowers!

2017 Camp Board of Directors

  • President: Rev. Ken Carrothers, Redeemer Lutheran(Boise)/Grace Lutheran (Horshoe Bend)
  • Vice Pres: Susan Rowe, Immanuel, Boise
  • Secretary: Sonia Daley, SOV Boise
  • Treasurer: Chad Wambolt, Redeemer, Bois
  • Rev. Meggan Manlove , Trinity, Nampa
  • Cathy Arvidson, First Lutheran, Idaho Falls
  • Joel Hubbell, New Day, Idaho Falls
  • Gerry Kimery, New Day, Idaho Falls
  • Frank Peak, Hope Lutheran, Eagle
  • Greg Weatherby, First Lutheran, Idaho Falls
  • Rev. Jon Beake, St. John's, American Falls
  • Ashley Tyson – Our Savior, Twin Falls

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