Year-Round Staff

Jenn Becker Carpenter, M.A.

Jenn Becker Carpenter has a background in social work along with over 25 years experience in professional camping and youth ministry.  She brings leadership that emphasizes individual camper attention, high safety standards, a spiritual camp experience, and training strong Christian staff. Jenn has a master’s degree in Congregational Mission and Leadership with a concentration in Outdoor Ministry from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jenn also serves as President of the Rhode Island Association of Camps and leads training sessions for camp professionals from all over the country.  Most of the time during camp you won’t find Jenn behind her desk, she may be teaching campers how to canoe, washing dishes, leading a craft, or having a great conversation with campers! Everyday is an adventure at camp and one thing is for sure, Jenn is in the middle of it all!

Lee Carpenter, S.M., J.D.

Lee Carpenter is Aldersgate’s Associate Director, in charge of guest services, facilities, and finance.  Lee is dedicated to building a sustainable future for Camp Aldersgate, including quality facilities and responsible financial decisions.  Lee comes to Aldersgate with a law degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Lee has led training sessions about staff hiring policies and volunteer coordination at nationally attended camp conferences.  Lee enjoys working behind the scenes – on the camp’s back hoe or planning the next exciting addition to our facility!

Bud Geary


Bud joined the Aldersgate staff in 2012, and became our full time maintenance director in January 2013.

Rikki Spelman

Rikki Spelman, our Summer Camp Director, has a long tradition with Camp Aldersgate as a camper, volunteer and three summers on leadership staff.  Rikki is a full time Elementary Music Educator and advises the Senior High Drama Club in West Warwick.