Todd: Executive Director
Robyn: Health Services Manager
God used Fort in mighty ways to help the Leydens forge their family identity. Payton, the oldest of their three sons, passed away in 2001 from sepsis. 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.
Although they live in the Northwoods, the Leydens are city people – they don’t hunt, fish, or snowmobile, and Robyn has a strong aversion to the winters.
Payton and Todd took a 40-hour non-stop bus trip with Fort to the Grand Canyon and experienced a five-day hike/camping trip that was incredible.
What passage of scripture is meaningful to your family? 1 Peter 1:6-7
What is your favorite Fort memory? During Family Camp 4 in the summer of 2020, Steve Carter preached a spontaneous message that resulted in 17 baptisms.
If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why? Scissors – always needed and never where they are supposed to be.