Joel & Megan Bernal

Volunteer & Communications Directors


Joel and Megan are natives to Chicago, IL and are raising their two boys, Jeremiah and Nathaniel, here in Wisconsin. They met in 2001 while in high school. They did not start dating until their paths crossed again in 2006. They married in 2010 and moved to Wisconsin. Megan started coming to Camp Awana as a camper and then volunteered for many summers thereafter. Joel knew Megan’s love for a place that God used to impact her life for his kingdom so he when the opportunity came for him to come to camp he said “yes”. Joel immediately saw the mission and value of camp ministry and he was all in.


Joel and Megan have had occupations that have equipped them for this job. From office manager work to machine operator they have a lot of tools in their belts. What they feel has equipped them the most is their current church family. Megan was on staff at Word of Grace Community Church as the Director of Hospitality. She and Joel have helped equip volunteers for new positions and roles. Joel loves technology and has grown in his knowledge of sound boards, lights and acoustics. Joel and Megan are looking forward to using the wisdom God has given them over the years to help equip camp and volunteers alike. “We have a love for young and old and feel that our time at Word of Grace has set us up for success in this new adventure here at Camp Awana.”