God has blessed Truett Conference Center & Camp with incredible volunteers and workers. Here are some of the key members and how to contact them!
Blake was born and raised in nearby Blairesville, Georgia and grew up in the church at New Union Baptist Church. Blake served for nearly a year as an intern. During that time he showed a strong initiative and work ethic, particularly with tasks involved with improving the camp and maintaining it. He’s excited to join the team as of August 2022 as the Facilities & Grounds Manager. He loves being involved in the outreach and ministry of Truett. With a diverse set of skills he’s a great addition to the team.
Blake loves spending time in God’s great outdoors whether it be hunting, fishing, or working. He’s always up for making new friends, so make sure to say hi to him the next time you visit Truett.
Matt and his family joined the Truett team in January 2019. As Operations & Special Programs Coordinator he enjoys helping guests have a memorable experience. But more importantly, he loves seeing people of all ages grow closer to God. In his free time Matt enjoys writing novels, woodworking, talking about Tolkien, and hiking.
Matt and his wife Julie have been married since 2012, where they met while serving at the same camp in Florida. She is a gifted worship leader. Together they feel blessed God brought their family to the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Our RISE Leadership Program is an 11 month program designed to give young men and women the opportunity to grow in their faith and have hands-on experience with ministry.
The program normally starts mid-September. We encourage applications during the spring and summer.
Kenzie was born and raised in Troutman, NC where she was an active member at Troutman Baptist Church. Kenzie’s passions include going on mission trips, working with her dad, and spending time in the great outdoors. She greatly enjoys being with family and friends.
Kenzie is entering her second year as part of the RISE leadership program. She is grateful for the continued opportunity to be involved in ministry. Her heart for service, passion for the Lord, and versatile skill set are all part of what makes her a valuable member of our team.
Noah was born and raised in North Carolina. At an early age his heart was led to a deeper love of both camp and the Lord through attending Caraway Conference Center & Camps. Recently he served on summer staff at a Christian camp in North Carolina.
Noah is eager to share what he has learned while also learning from this experience. He is looking forward to the RISE Leadership program deepening his faith, experience and skillset in Christian camping. He views his time at Truett as an important step in answering a calling by the Lord into full-time camp ministry.
In Noah’s free time he loves to fish, read, and enjoys archery and paintball.
Melanie’s two chief passions in life are serving the Lord and working with children. These dovetail nicely with Truett’s mission, and led to her working at camp in the summer of 2022. Following that summer, she felt called by the Lord to come back as a RISE leader. She’s looking forward to helping out and learning more aspects of working at a camp year-round.
Melanie is a very family oriented person who is very involved in her home church, Hopewell Baptist. We’re thankful to have her on our team!
Volunteers play a critical role in our camp’s operation. Their invaluable service is a great witness in and of itself. Our primary needs include kitchen, maintenance, ground, and medical, especially during the summer. But whatever your skills, we can utilize your heart to serve the Lord.
Summer is primetime for camps, and Truett is no different. Approximately 1,000 people will come to camp during this short two month window. Our summer staff play a crucial role in ministering to campers, serving guests, and helping camp operate smoothly. Being part of our summer staff is a tremendous opportunity to grow as a leader, employee, and Christian.
RISE Leadership Program
At Truett we are always investing in the next generation. This includes young adults considering a career in Christian camping. The Real Internship and Spiritual Experience gives rising leaders genuine and valuable experience. The nearly year long program lets them experience all aspects of the camp industry and gives them a leadership role during the summer season which they get to help plan!