Director of Health Services


Linda Zimmer, MSN, RN

417-598-9093 - [email protected]

Hello camp family! My name is Linda Zimmer and I am the Director of Health Services at Camp Barnabas. I am extremely humbled and overjoyed to be part of the Barnabas team and I cannot wait to meet each of you. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years; the majority of which were spent serving in a similar camp ministry. This experience has taught me so much about working with families, and the importance of caring for others in a nontraditional healthcare setting.

My first touch point with Barnabas actually dates back to the very beginning when I had the unique privilege of caring for the sweet camper who inspired the very idea of Barnabas: Lauren. Now, almost 25 years later, I get the privilege of caring for your sons and daughters at Barnabas. It’s amazing to step back and see how God has orchestrated such a beautiful story.

I’m so excited to meet all of the sweet campers and missionaries, and I’m looking forward to personally connecting our team of medical professionals who dedicate their summer to providing high-quality care. We truly couldn’t do it without this incredible group!

"Linda is a top-notch healthcare professional. She has years of experience working in the camp medical world. This, paired with her passion for ministry, makes her a perfect addition to the Barnabas full-time staff. As Health Services Director, I know she’ll carry out excellence in overall health, safety, training, and care for those serving and being served at Barnabas.”
Timothy L. Jones, D.O., F.A.A.F.P. | President of Cox Medical Group | Board Member, Barnabas Foundation