Ned is a high school student who directs a play for VBS, and attends Camp What-A-Nut as a counselor. He is 16 years old. He's always having problems with some kid either challenging his authority or simply causing trouble in general. Another problem he has is that he stresses out too much. However, he always learns a lesson in the end.
Ned first appears in V.B.S. Blues having to deal with the likes of Eugene Mumford, Hank Shorter, and Junior Bascomb in his sixth grade class. Because of how rehearsals go he's afraid the three boys will also cause the play to go horribly as they are in the lead roles. In addition, Pastor Williams tells him that the fate of the drama program at Odyssey Community Church depends on how the play goes. While the play doesn't go according to plan, it does come off comical enough for the Pastor to give the drama program the go ahead. In addition, he acknowledges that Whit had been right the whole time.
In his second appearance in Camp What-A-Nut, Ned is the sixth grade boys' counselor. Once again, he has to deal with mischievous kids in the form of Chas Wentworth. He's also the arts and crafts teacher and has to deal with a supposedly secret crush from Gloria McCoy. Fortunately, he has both Whit and the camp cook Marco Dibiasi to lean on for guidance, and is able to once again come out sane.
|“|| Marco Dibiasi: N.L + G.M. Oh, those are nice initi'.
Ned Lewis: Those are my initi'!
|“|| Ned Lewis: Well, she told me when she was making this that it was something for her true love!
Marco Dibiasi: Eh! That's a'wonderful! Congratulations!
Ned Lewis: No! It's not a'wonderful!
|“|| Ned Lewis: Hank, the gold star goes on the page, not your forehead.
|“|| Ned Lewis: Wow, it really gets dark in here!
Chas Wentworth: Here, I'll turn on my flashlight.
Ned Lewis: Ah! Thanks Chas, but I don't need a light, especially not right in my eyes!
|“|| Ned Lewis: They kept wanting to change the script. You know how Nebuchadnezzar ordered that everyone was supposed to bow down to the idol when the music played?
John Whittaker: Yeah.
Ned Lewis: Well, they wanted the music to be rock and roll. Then they started playing cards when they were in the fiery furnace.
|“|| Ned Lewis: I can find my way in the dark! Oh!
Chas Wentworth: Watch out for the suitcase!
Ned Lewis: Thanks a lot- Ah!
Chas Wentworth: Watch out for the other one, too.
|“|| Ned Lewis: And among these young men were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Eugene Mumford: Hi Mom!
|“|| John Whittaker: So, what do you think of the place?
Ned Lewis: It's far out.
John Whittaker: I'm glad you like it.
Ned Lewis: No, I mean we're really far out! That's some drive up here.
John Whittaker: Well, that's the idea. You wanna pick a place that's remote so kids can get away from civilization for a while.
Ned Lewis: Well, couldn't they get away from civilization a little closer to the city?
|“|| Ned Lewis: Frank, that's a nice...what is this?
Unknown: It's a 1/32nd square model of downtown Odyssey.
Ned Lewis: Great, that's great. Keep up the good work. Wow, can that kid whittle!