Dan is accustomed to life in Colorado or life at Timberline Lodge as he grew up across the mountains in Estes Park at a similar Bible School and conference center, Ravencrest Chalet, also a part of Torchbearers International. Dan's family has a rich history with Torchbearers. His grandfather founded the ministry back in 1948 and his dad is now the General Director of the worldwide organization. As the Director, Dan's main job is to take care of the needs of his staff and make sure the vision of communicating Christ's life in the believer is at the forefront of everything Timberline does. 

Dan Thomas


Peter hails from Cape Cod, MA. After college, he moved to Vail, CO and lived there for twelve years. He and his wife Beth attended the first year of Bible School at Timberline. They and their daughter Elizabeth joined the staff in September 2004. They have since been blessed with three more children added to their family. Outside of learning God's word Peter enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and camping. As Program Director it is Peter's job to lead our summer camp groups and head up all of our outdoor adventures doing the Bible School year.

Peter Hammond

Program Director

 The Weissman Family was established in December of 2013 when Joseph and Rachel were married. Joseph and Rachel have five children: William – 5, Ezra – 4, Jane – 3, Huxley – 1, and Baby #5 – arriving in 2020! The Weissmans live in an upstairs apartment on campus at Timberline and enjoy making, drinking, and serving tea, hosting guests, and sharing Christ with those around them. The family also enjoys visiting with extended family, traveling, and playing games by the fire in the winter. Rachel's hobbies consist of reading, cooking, family time, and caring for those around her. Joseph's hobbies are playing the guitar, ice hockey, eating Rachel's baked goods, and family time. As the Operations Director, Joseph leads the Kitchen, Hospitality, and Property teams to serve the Bible School and Guest programs through behind the scenes support. 

Joseph Weissman

Operations Director

Claire Eastlund

Kitchen Manager

Sam is originally from North Carolina but feels more at home in the Colorado Rockies. He attended Timberline in 2012 where his life was radically changed. Sam and his wife Laura met at Timberline as students and have a little boy named Floyd, and a baby girl named Willa. His love of the outdoors is only rivaled by a quiet night at home with his family. As the Principal, it is Sam’s job to lead the Bible School by scheduling lecturers, teaching, leading trips, coordinating outreaches, and equipping the staff to disciple the students.

Sam Hatfield


Andrew Dusing

Facility Manager

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Megan Osteen

Program Asst.

A native of the Colorado Mountains, Megan spent the first three years of her life at Timberline while her parents were on staff. She attended Tauernhof, a Torchbearer Center in Austria, where she grew in her love of Jesus. After college she worked in college ministry before coming on staff at Timberline. As the program assistant, she helps to provide an environment for guests to experience God through the many outdoor adventures the area has to offer. In her free time Megan enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running and reading a good book. 

Lydia Rogers

Kitchen Asst.

Kaci Block

Kaci is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada. She attended Timberline in 2016 where her life was changed as she came to know Christ in a new way. Kaci loves spending time with others and talking about Jesus! She enjoys snowboarding, camping, mountain biking, hammocking, and pretty much any sort of adventure. As the girls Resident director, Kaci’s job is to build relationships with the students, point them to Christ, and work alongside the rest of the Bible School team.

Resident Director

Paige is originally from Whitefish, Montana, but came to Grand County to work in the ski industry in the late 1980’s.  After 13 years with the ski school at Winter Park Resort, Paige and her husband Scott started a family and Paige began working as the business manager for Fraser Valley Baptist Church.  Through that, she learned about Timberline and began helping with the bookkeeping in July of 2019.

Paige and Scott have 2 boys and enjoy skiing and biking and traveling the state watching their boys compete in Nordic ski and mountain bike racing. 

As the accountant Paige keeps Timberline afloat by making sure everything stays in order.

Paige Walker


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Sarah Thomas

Communications Manager

Janelle Bergthold

Hospitality Manager




Stay Connected  

We are excited to reconnect and stay connected to students who have invested part of their life with us at Timberline. It has been a such a blessing to journey with so many amazing students for a season of life and to have been able to learn and grow alongside each of you during your time here. We can't wait to hear about what God is doing in your life. Check back as we are in the process of developing this page. In the meantime - take a trip down memory lane and find your class photo! 

For more information on our Alumni Guest Service Week, which takes place the last week in December, contact Guest Services at 970/726-8850, or email:  guestservices@timberlinelodge.org



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About Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge was purchased in 1995 and run as a youth retreat center with an emphasis on vigorous outdoor activities.


Since then, we have added a Bible School and Discipleship Program and have expanded our outdoor adventure program, now called Mountain Adventure Ministry. Along with the growth we have recently added our Ascent Weeks programming. These weeks allow individuals to come out, enjoy the Rockies, and participate in specific personal interests while growing in their relationship with Christ.

Do you want to know more about Timberline Lodge Bible School? Contact our Registrar at 970-726-8850 ext 206 or by email at: registrar@timberlinelodge.org