Who We Are
We believe that God is calling us to establish a Catholic camp within the Archdiocese of Omaha. The nudge of the Holy Spirit came after some of our children had to travel to other dioceses for a Catholic camp experience.
Dan currently lives in Omaha with his lovely wife, Terri, and youngest daughter. He has been self-employed doing home repair and remodeling since 1999. Prior to this, he was a salesman for nine years, a welder for five and photographed weddings, family portraits & graduation pictures for roughly 20 years. Dan has served on parish councils, been involved with Boy Scouts as well as Trail Life. He has been associated with the Knight of Columbus for many years and is a past Grand Knight for Council #13956. He has gone on the March for Life as a chaperone with St. Peter Parish and is involved with Camp Virtus et Veritas, a Catholic camp ministry.
His hope is for youths to experience the love of God, grow in their faith, and share that faith with their friends and family.
Terri currently lives in Omaha with her amazing husband, Dan, and their youngest daughter. She has homeschooled all their kids for different lengths of time and occasionally helps Dan out with his home repair and remodeling business. She loves learning, being creative, helping others, deepening her faith life, and enjoying the outdoors. She has been on the March for Life as a chaperone with St. Peter Catholic Church a few times, Steubenville Conference and has been involved with Camp Virtus et Veritas, a Catholic camp ministry, since its inception.
Terri believes prayer is our most powerful weapon and that we are all called to become saints. Her hope is to help as many people as she can on their journey to sainthood.
Rev. Walter Nolte
Born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Father Walter Nolte has been in living in the Omaha area since 1997. In 1998, he began seminary studies for the Archdiocese of Omaha and was ordained a priest on June 7, 2003.
Fr. Nolte has served at various parishes, both rural and urban, in the Archdiocese. He was the Parochial Vicar at
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (2003 – 2006) and at Sacred Heart in Norfolk (2006 – 2009). He served as Pastor for St. Ludger Parish in Creighton, Nebraska, and St. Ignatius Parish in Brunswick, Nebraska (2009 – 2012). He was pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha (2012 – 2017) and, currently, he is pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont.
Since completing the Institute for Priestly Formation training program in spiritual direction in 2007, Fr. Nolte has provided spiritual direction for priests, deacons, religious, laity, and seminarians throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha. In May of 2022, he completed a two-year online program with Encounter Ministries out of Brighton, MI.
Fr. Nolte has a passion for proclaiming the gospel message to people of all ages. He believes that each of us need to encounter Jesus in the world around us before we can tell others about the One who loves us so profoundly. He is always open to praying with someone at any given moment.
Alex Engelkamp is a lawyer for First National Bank of Omaha specializing in contracts, privacy and security, and employment law. Previously in his legal career, Alex worked for Home Instead, Inc. and Kutak Rock. He also enjoys advising early-stage startups and small businesses on the side. He is a cradle Catholic with a devotion to the Benedictine and Franciscan ways of living. Alex is passionate about bringing people together. He leads small groups and enjoys volunteering on the boards of directors for non-profit organizations including a national organization, Catholic Beer Club, and the local chapter of Young Catholic Professionals. Alex is excited to build up a place of spiritual oasis for persons in need of respite from our fast-paced world. Alex attends St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Church in Omaha with his wife and five children.
Donna Forbes was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a wife and mother of 13 children. Prior to staying home and raising a family, she graduated from Creighton University with a degree in elementary education. Donna taught 2nd grade in the Omaha Archdiocese. She has enjoyed volunteering in the Catholic schools, helping at a pregnancy crisis center, and with Camp Virtus et Veritas Ministries as a cook. Donna's Catholic faith has shaped the person that she is today. It is an essential part of her life. It is important to her to live out her Catholic faith, helping and volunteering in our community. God has blessed her with a wonderful life, with wonderful friends and family.
Pete is a Business Architect at PNC Bank, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA (working full time remote from Omaha). He has a BA in History with a Minor in Spanish from the University of South Dakota (USD). He also holds an MBA from USD. He is passionate about ensuring the youth of tomorrow are centered, well grounded, and have the opportunity to grow into strong, spiritual adults. He spends much of his free time supporting various charities, watching his sons play sports or music, and tending to several different collections (everything from vinyl records to Bourbon)!
How You Can Become Involved
We are in the beginning stages. Your assistance is needed! Teams are being formed to fulfill this mission. If you feel called to share your gifts and talents with this endeavor, please contact us.
We would love to hear from you. Share your excitement and interest in this ministry. Let us know how you would like to help even if all you can do right now is pray for us.