Joshua Velez is also a former Camp Comanche camper and now serves as the Facility Manager at Empower Retreat Center. Joshua and his wife Kasey, along with their two children Jaeylnn and Jordan, live on the property year round. We are also happy to announce that the Velez family is expecting their third child, a baby girl. Joshua is not only a Facility Manager, but also works closely with mentoring campers and junior staff. His contagious smile eases the nerves of new campers and staff. He also helps with sharing his skill sets to teach children in becoming self reliant with light carpentry skills and mechanics.
Kasey serves as the Water Front Director and works closely with all staff, campers and retreats, to ensure the general safety while enjoying Empower's aquatic activities at Heart Lake. You can also find Kasey helping out in the office, kitchen or dining hall. She has a heart to serve and recruit others to join in our programs.