About LVR

Sharing God’s Grace and Glory through His Creation

LVR is…

Lutheran Valley Retreat is a year round retreat and summer camp facility for all ages tucked away in the Pike National Forest. We are located 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs and 2.5 from Denver. Our mission is to share God’s grace and glory through His creation.
Focusing on Christ We value:
– The inerrant Word of God
– Loving all people as God Created them
– Relevant ministries that challenge, enrich, and encourage
– Fun safe outdoor activities for all
– Transformed Christ-like leaders who love the people in their community

Steve Johnson

Executive Director

Steve Johnson

Executive Director

Steve has been director of LVR since 2004.  He is the husband of a wonder wife, Angie, since June 2nd of 2000.  Together they have three boys; Sam, Mason, and Joe.  This is Steve’s dream job where he gets to share Jesus through the wonderful tool of camp ministry.

Steve believes camp is the hope of the church, where children, youth, and families can thrive in their relationship with each other and with their Creator.  This connection impacts all of us to live for Jesus! 

To email: steveo@lvr.org

Todd Kelm

Todd Kelm

Site Manager

Todd has been with the LVR team since December 2009.  He is married to Tammy, and together they have five children, Marshal, Bowen, Ruby, Tucker, and Barret.  Todd’s primary role is to upkeep the site of Lutheran Valley Retreat.  He is skilled in many ways that benefit the ministry.  His skills keep the behind the scenes ministry of LVR alive and active.  Before LVR, Todd has held similar jobs at Camp Lonestar in Texas, Camp Perkins in Idaho, and Lutherhaven in Idaho.  We are blessed to have todd as a member of this team.

To email: todd@lvr.org