rev. ruth skar

Associate Executive Minister

Rev. Ruth Skar has lived in North Dakota most of her life.  She has served the American Baptist Church of the Dakotas since 1999.  Ruth and her husband, Brian, have pastored several churches in central ND.  Ruth serves as the Region Event Coordinator, and enjoys working to support Camp Bentley as a Board Member and as Coordinator for American Baptist Youth. Ruth has a passion for missions in the region and beyond, with a special heart for the people of the Karbi Anglong Baptist Convention in NE India, with whom the Dakotas Region partners in several ministries.  Ruth and Brian are also on the Mission Partnership team for Taku and Katie , ABC USA missionaries serving in India.

Dave and Tam Wisthoff

camp bentley directors

Dave and Tam have been serving as Camp Bentley Directors since 2012.  They love serving the Lord through the ministries of Camp Bentley, demonstrating the "jack of all trades" skills necessary for effective camp ministry.  Most importantly, they are faithful followers of Jesus Christ, wanting all to know Jesus and grow in their faith.  Dave also currently serves as Pastor to the First Baptist Church in Glenburn, ND.

tracy and danie koskan

camp judson directors

Tracy Koskan grew up on the family farm and ranch near Wood, SD.  He spent many summers as a camper at Camp Judson.  Tracy graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2001.  He served on a few political campaigns, helped with the family farm, and worked in Colorado prior to joining the camp staff as Assistant Manager in 2005.  Tracy desires Camp Judson to be a place where disciples are made and equipped to live and love like Jesus.  Tracy's wife, Danie, is also highly involved in camp ministry through administrative support, cooking, media promotions, and many other "as-needed" duties.  In the midst of their unique calling to camp ministry, Tracy and Danie are raising three "men-in-the-making."  The family enjoys skiing, hiking and playing ball together.

rev. dwayne williams

pastor to pastors

Rev. Dwayne Williams is the Pastor to Pastors for ABC Dakotas.  He is currently serving as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Huron, SD, and has also served as Pastor of the Friendship Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD, and Associate Pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, SD.  Dwayne has also served as the President of the ABC Dakotas Region Policy Board, and currently serves the region as an ABC USA Mission Table Representative.  He has been a member of Sioux Falls Rotary since 2007, and has also provided leadership to several organizations including: All Nations City Church; Human Relations Commission; Sioux Falls Diversity Council; Black History Museum Board; Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee; and Interfaith Task Force.  Dwayne  is well-seasoned with a variety of life and ministry experiences, and is a wonderful resource for our pastors.

Kim AAlberg

Kim has been capably serving the ABC Dakotas as an Administrative Assistant for over 30 years - since 1984. She has worked for five region executive ministers and her knowledge of ABC Dakotas "institutional history" is extraordinary!  Of all her assigned duties, she is most passionate about assisting in the efforts to get kids and families to Camp Judson.  Trustworthy and dependable, Kim is a vital part of our region staff!