Bill Bennett, Board President
Bill has been around The Door since 2000 when he came to camp as a teenager to assist Dave with the game equipment. Since then he has earned a Masters of Ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary and served as a pastor in churches for 10+ years. Bill has also spent some time working in management level roles in several businesses where he was able to learn some very valuable leadership skills that he has been able to utilize in both The Door and local church ministry.
God has formed Bill's heart to be one that creates things that will last, redeem things that were lost, and repurpose things that are broken. Bill loves to thrive in these three areas and watch generations change as a result of God's work in teens lives through this ministry.
He married his wife Alicia in 2010 and has three very active kids that he loves spending outdoor time with at his family's cabin in northwestern PA.
Dan Colwell, Board Vice President
Dan accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of 11, was baptized at 14. After graduating high school, he earned a one-year Bible degree from Practical Bible Training School, where he focused on youth ministry. He has faithfully served in his local church as Youth Pastor at Windsor Bible Baptist for 13 years leading mission trips, in home Bible study, and various other activities and as a Deacon/Trustee at City Church in Binghamton for the last several years, where he directs the safety team ministry. Dan has been a partner of Colwell Brother’s Construction, LLC with his dad and uncle since 1996 overseeing the gravel pit operations of this 50-year-old company.
He has been married to his wife, Lorina, since 1994 and has been blessed with one daughter who is married to a wonderful man, three sons, and one granddaughter. One of their sons was welcomed into Heaven at a very young age, it was through the loss of him that God opened Dan’s eyes to see the needs of the world much differently and shaped him into the man he is today.
Dan has served on the board of directors for The Door since 2003. Throughout his time on the board, Dan has enjoyed watching God do amazing things and has been in awe at what He continues to do. He has learned to just keep pressing into God’s will and watch him accomplish things that seem impossible. He is excited about the coming years, looking forward with great expectations about what God will continue to do in this ministry.