Melinda Trotti – Interim Director

Melinda brings over 20 years of church camping and not-for-profit leadership experience to the Maine Conference. As a specialist in interim camp and retreat ministry, she has a proven record over the past decade in leading camp and retreat centers in Florida, California, Oregon, and Massachusetts through a successful and sustainable transition. For more information on Melinda, click here!



Karen Steelhammer – Office Administrator

Karen is the friendly voice you often hear when you call the Pilgrim Lodge office. Having been with Pilgrim Lodge for over a decade, Karen is well-informed with the workings of Pilgrim Lodge and is always here to lend a helping hand.

Contact Karen with questions related to:

  • Registration
  • Health Forms
  • Bringing your group on retreat
  • Working as Camp Nurse for a week



John Steelhammer – Site Manager

John lovingly cares for Pilgrim Lodge and has experience with a wide variety of trades involving many skills that make him a great addition to our facility.




Ruth Choate – Assistant Director

Ruth has been on site almost every summer since she started as a camper at 9 years of age. She is very familiar with the site, programs, and long-time volunteers and is always willing talk about camp!

Contact Ruth with questions related to:

  • Contacting Deans
  • Volunteering as a Dean, Counselor, or CIT
  • Summer Staff
  • Website and Facebook page