Dick Amundson
President and CEO

Dick Amundson is the president and founder of TENTMAKERS. He started the ministry in 1979 in response to the need for more Christ-centered, equipped, and committed youth leaders to make young disciples of Jesus Christ.  Over the past 40 years, TENTMAKERS has served ministries, associations and 25 denominations and  More>>

Eric Hofstad
Wilderness North Executive Co-Director

Eric is the Director of Wilderness North along with his wife Lynn.  They live on site. Eric was drawn to work with TENTMAKERS when he learned about the Daniel program with 40 days in the “wilderness”.  Eric had learned in his involvement in a ministry called Mighty Oaks Academy for Men, that 40 days was key to lives changed for Christ.   More>>

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Londa Amundson
Training Director

Londa Amundson is a manager and trainer in leadership development. In 1979, she co-founded TENTMAKERS with her husband Dick. Over the years, she has functioned in various capacities from accountant to cook, to trainer and director. Her major focus has been development of the organization’s unique training process. More>> 


Lynn Hofstad
Wilderness North Executive Co-Director

Lynn and her husband Eric are the facilities Directors at Wilderness North Leadership Training Camp in the northern Minnesota wilderness.  They were both drawn to TENTMAKERS' focus on developing lifelong Christ-centered disciples in everyday activities and occupations. (1 Cor. 10:31 "whatever you do, do all to the glory of Christ."). 


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Mark Eliason
Senior Trainer/Alumni Relations

Mark has been on staff with TENTMAKERS since September of 1989 after completing the TENTMAKERS Youth Ministry Training and serving a church community in La Crosse, WI.  He has carried a number of roles over the years and right now mainly focuses on the preparation and delivery of the different TENTMAKERS training events available. More>>

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Owen Cooper
Senior Trainer/Year-on-Mission Director

Owen is a site leader for the Year-on-Mission team in Whitewater, WI. He was on staff with TENTMAKERS from 2006-2008 and has continued to work with the organization in different capacities since then. He has an B.A. From Taylor University in Biblical studies and Christian education and is currently working on a Masters of Ministry from the Antioch School. More>>


Tracy Garrison
Finance Manager

Tracy Garrison joined TENTMAKERS in 2007 with over twenty years of accounting experience. She enjoys spending time outdoors and family time with her husband and two sons. Knowing that today's youth will become tomorrow's leaders, she is pleased that TENTMAKERS encourages and equips today’s youth for a brighter future. More>>


Chuck Salibi
Wisconsin Regional Training Manager

Chuck graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1984 with a degree in Forest Management and from Cardinal Stritch University in 2000 with a Master’s in Computer Science in education.  He has been a high school math, science & computer science teacher for 29 years.  He has additional experiences in resource management, retail, food service & construction. More>>

Todd Merrick
Kentucky Regional Training Manager

Todd joined TENTMAKERS as Kentucky Regional Training Manager in 2018 after over 30 years in public education as a classroom teacher, writing consultant, and school administrator. He is an alumnus of Murray State University, in Murray, Kentucky, with a bachelor’s degree in English and history education, as well as master’s degrees in secondary education and school administration. More>>


Anita Ward
Office Manager

Anita joined TENTMAKERS in July 2018 as the office manager. She grew up in Mason City, IA and graduated from Luther College. She’s been in Chanhassen for over 25 years. Anita managed the box office at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for 10 years, then moved to the other end of the block to be the Director of Sales at the Country Inn & Suites. Now she is back in the middle of the same block at TENTMAKERS! More>>


Rev. John Westby
Director of Development

Rev. John Westby joined TENTMAKERS in 2018 as Director of Development.  He immediately plunged into the 40-day training program at Wilderness North.  John served along with his wife Val of 61 years as a missionary to Brazil as well as planting a home mission congregation in the State of Washington.  He lives for the pleasure of introducing people to his Savior, Lord and Friend, Jesus Christ.  More>>