Our Team

  Dave Gwynne - Elementary Pastor

Dave is privileged to serve as the Elementary Pastor for Christ Community Church, overseeing the planning, preparation and execution of all things elementary ministry at Christ Community throughout the year, including camp.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Children’s Ministry, earned in his homeland of Scotland, and a Master’s in Elementary and Special Education. Before joining the church staff full-time, Dave was a special education teacher for a large suburban school district.

Interests for Dave include reading, writing, and spending time at home with his wife, Erin, and four beautiful daughters.

  Angela Bavaro - Camp Director

Angela is a graduate from Anderson University and is currently an elementary school teacher. After working in several different roles at camp, she is excited to come back for her fifth summer of Camp Commotion.

As camp director, Angela oversees all the daily operations for every aspect of Camp Commotion, including logistics, staff, and more. She is sure to be a familiar face for you and your campers.

Outside of camp, Angela loves to read, play with her crazy dogs, and travel.

    Jess Olsen - Programming Director

Jess is returning for her sixth summer at Camp Commotion this year! Jess graduated from DePaul University in June 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology: Human Services. She is going on to pursue a M.A .in School Social Work. During the school year, Jess works as a Paraprofessional at South Elgin High School. 

There are so many amazing things about camp, but Jess' favorites include Crescendo, Crew Time and getting to watch the campers learn about and love Jesus!

Jess is so excited to meet new and returning campers this summer, so if you see her be sure to say hello!

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