God has blessed Truett Conference Center & Camp with incredible volunteers and workers. Here are some of the key members and how to contact them!
Summer Camp & Special Programs Coordinator
Guest Services Coordinator
Katie and her family joined the Truett team in September of 2020. Prior to coming to Truett, they served in full time ministry at a local church in the upstate of South Carolina. Katie is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University where she spent every summer traveling to summer camps to support various camp ministries. She also has prior experience working in Guest Services at a camp in South Dakota. Having spent a lot of time in the camp environment, Katie knows firsthand how God changes lives at camp. She is excited to be here and a part of what God is doing in the lives of all who attend Truett!
Katie and her husband, Jake, have two small kids. In her free time, she loves to go hiking, make art, and hang out in local coffee shops!
Katie Grace Hawes
RISE Program Intern
Katie Grace grew up in Montana which has instilled a love for the outdoors in her life. She recently graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Psychology. She has previous experience working at several diverse camps and is looking forward to bringing that experience to Truett! She loves how intentional the time spent at camp is, not only with the Lord in His creation, but also with others. She believes camp is a transformative place and loves encouraging people to dive deeper with Christ. Some things Katie enjoys are hiking, naps, and a good cup of coffee. The mountains are her favorite place to be and she is happy to be surrounded by them here in Hayesville!
RISE Program Intern
Ben has spent the past two years working at a Christian camp in Colorado pursuing his goal of one day running his own camp. He’s a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management focused on Outdoor Leadership. From the moment he became a follower of Christ four years ago, he knew he wanted to glorify God in every way he can. Ben desires to see lives changed for Christ through the avenue of camp ministry, helping others appreciate the beauty and intricacy of God’s creation. He loves to see camp enable children to come out of their shells, and break down walls that they keep up in their everyday life. It’s the perfect environment to see God move, and to allow Him to do His work. During time off work, Ben enjoys hiking, exploring, coffee, and being with friends.
Maintenance & Grounds
Gideon was born and grew up in South-East England for the first ten years of his life. He was part of a Christian community called The Bruderhof. From there Gideon’s family moved first to the Catskill Mountains of New York State, and then to the Hudson Valley, where he attended high school. He enjoys doing any practical work – especially electrical work, as his dad and grandfather were electricians. He’s passionate about sports, in particular soccer, biking, basketball, and other sports. He is excited to be at Truett Camp, because not only does he benefit from having wonderful people and beautiful nature around him, but his job as the maintenance man presents a different challenge than he has come across in his life so far.
He is excited for the next year, and the opportunity to work here!