Meet the Compass Staff: Chris Radloff

By: Jenn Myers

Posted: 1.18.22

Chris Radloff’s strong desire and ability to mentor and disciple them makes him an excellent leader for Camp Cho-Yeh’s Compass program. He is especially excited to help students ask hard questions, seek answers together in Scripture, and develop skills that they will take with them for the rest of their lives.

“For my entire career in programming, the part that I have been most drawn to is staff training – not just in the opening weeks of the summer, but the ongoing training that happens each day over the weeks that our staff are with us. It allows coaching and mentoring in decision making, conflict management, and life direction that leads to some of the deepest ministry that happens at Camp.”

Chirs has been involved in camp ministry since 1987 and has served at Cho-Yeh as the VP of Programs since 2015. In addition leading, mentoring, and encouraging Cho-Yeh’s Summer Staff for the past six summers, Chris and his wife Shannon have also raised and discipled their children, Jonathan and Shanna. Both of them are now young adults who love the Lord. 

“My experience raising my own kids and the strength of connection with the college-age staff over the years gives confidence to my ability to have meaningful interactions with future Compass Students.”

His new role will give him additional time to invest in the spiritual, emotional, and mental health of young adults.  Chris is passionate about Camp Cho-Yeh’s vision of building the next generation of Christian leaders through cultivating faith, nurturing community, and forging character.  

“The thing that has become most energizing for me is watching former Summer Staff move into new stages of life, using the tools they learned at Camp. While I am excited to be a part of the day-to-day discipleship of our Compass students, I am more excited to see the long-term impact that this program will have on them.”

Ultimately, Chris sees Compass as an amazing opportunity for students to dive deeper into their faith, make lifelong friendships, and create memories that will last a lifetime. He is excited to meet the new Compass students and hopes that they walk away from the program feeling closer to God and more equipped to serve His people – wherever He leads. 

“Too often we see people who grew up in the church abandoning the faith. My desire for the Compass program is to help create an anchor to our God through an understanding of His Word, deep connection to His people, and a commitment to follow Him regardless of the path He puts in front of us.”

If you’re interested in learning more about Compass, click here or email Chris at