Todd: Executive Director/ Robyn: Accommodations and Health Safety Coordinator
The Leydens first came to Fort through an invitation from a neighbor in 1997. God used Fort in mighty ways to help them forge their family identity. Payton, the oldest of their three sons, passed away in 2001 from a sudden illness. His story and impact live on both through the camp infirmary, Payton’s Place, and a book published by Todd in 2019 called Eyes of the Father: Seeing Meaning in the Mirror.
They lived in Indiana for 32 years before moving to the Northwoods in 2016 to join missionary staff.
Payton and Todd took a 40-hour non-stop bus trip with Fort to the Grand Canyon and experienced a five-day hike and camping trip in the most incredible place.