Jeff Carlsen, executive director, joined the conference center staff in 1983 as program manager. In 1996, he assumed the position of executive director. Jeff is an avid sports fan who enjoys playing sports and cheering our local teams. Jeff and his wife Jean have two children, Adam and Erin who are both graduates of George Fox University. Adam works for Christian Camping International in Central America. Erin and her husband Kyle live in Seaside with two children who visit grandpa often.
Patrick Bergman joined our team in 2011 as program manager. Along with oversight of conferences he oversees marketing and the ministries of Charis Kids Child Care and the Recreation Center. Patrick and his three kids have most recently come from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been a successful pastor and youth pastor for a number of years and is very familiar with camp and conference ministry.
Patrick loves to golf and build furniture when time allows.
Jean Hand, volunteer and women’s conference coordinator, joined the conference center staff January 1, 2013. Jean has 3 children and one grandson who live in Oregon. She was the executive director of a large sports non-profit before joining the CBCC team.
Jean loves the beauty of the North Coast and enjoys golfing and hiking. Her passions also include serving in local and short term overseas ministries.
In addition to our hospitality team, our staff includes more than fifty full-time staff who are committed to providing the opportunity for our guests to experience spiritual refreshment in a setting free from the distractions of every-day life.