We welcome Grant and Mev to VLM!

We are excited to welcome our new Director of Adventure Ministries, Grant, and his wife, Mev, to the VLM community! Grant will be leading the Voyageurs Canoe Country Program and working with Gretchen to organize and develop VLM’s programs.


Hello, my name is Grant Winter and I am very excited to become a part of the VLM team. I am originally from Ft. Collins, Colorado. My love for camping ministry began in Colorado at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, where I was a camper turned staff member. I spent many summers at Sky Ranch, as well as a summer at Koinonia Lutheran Camp in New York. Most recently I have been at Cross Trails Ministry in Texas serving as their Program Director.

While at Cross Trails I created new camping programs and retreats for families. Outdoor ministry started as a summer job but quickly became a calling and a passion of mine. Camp challenged me to become a better person and to dig deeper into my faith. I have had the best summers of my life at camp and cannot wait to share this joy with others. Voyageur Lutheran Ministry is a place where I can see my faith continue to grow and where I can be challenged yet still bring the fun of a camp atmosphere.

I love science fiction movies, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, mountain biking, and our dog Chaplin. My wife Mev and I cannot wait to meet everyone in the Voyageurs community as we begin to settle in at our new camp home. We look forward to getting to know you as you get to know us.

-Grant Winter
Director of Adventure Ministries
Grant@VLMcamps.org