Our Team

God has blessed Truett Conference Center & Camp with incredible volunteers and workers. Here are some of the key members and how to contact them!

 

 

Phillip Yarborough

Interim Director
Summer Camp & RISE Intern Coordinator

828-389-8828 (ext 4)

Phillip began working at Truett Conference Center & Camp in September 2021. He brings several summers of camp experience and had most recently served as an Associate Pastor at a Baptist church in North Carolina. With his combination of experience, passion for adventure in the outdoors, and ministry Phillip is continually improving Truett’s summer camps and internship program.

In his free time, Phillip is always looking for the next adventure in God’s great outdoors along with his wife and daughter.

Susie Greear

Guest Services

828-389-8828 (ext 1)

Susie joined the Truett team in October 2022. Her role in Guest Services ties in with her previous work experience in accounting, business administration, and hospitality. This suits the role perfectly and she is adding great value to the camp. Susie is also excited to continue to grow in her faith and following God’s path through her home church and working in a Christian environment. 

Susie and her husband, Bill, moved to the mountains in 2015. They love being in God’s wonder-filled nature. She also enjoys reading, visiting the many great antique shops in the area, and cheering for her favorite football team, Alabama. 

Blake Hughes

Facilities & Maintenance Manager

Blake was born and raised in nearby Blairsville, 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. In August 2022 he joined the team as the Facilities & Maintenance 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 BRUBAKER

Operations & Special Programs Coordinator

828-389-8828 (ext 2)

Matt 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. 

Tammy Eisenman

Hospitality Coordinator

Tammy first visited Truett as a volunteer in 2018. She returned over the years, with each visit deepening her love for the camp’s ministry. When she came as a volunteer in 2023, external circumstances stretched a planned stay of three weeks into multiple months. The Lord opened the door for her to be added to our full-time staff starting in January 2024.

As our Hospitality Coordinator, Tammy is using her experience as one of our phenomenal volunteers to coordinate our volunteers, oversee housekeeping, and food service. We’re extremely grateful to have Tammy on our staff, and know you will be too! 

 

Kenzie Hughes

Assistant Summer Camp Coordinator

Kenzie joined the Truett staff as a RISE Intern from fall 2021 through fall 2023. That time enhanced her love for Truett’s ministry and she found a husband in fellow RISE Intern, and now Facilities & Ground Manager, Blake. After a short break following the birth of her and Blake’s daughter, Kenzie is back on staff. 

Her experience as a RISE Intern and multiple years of Truett experience helps her as an assistant to Phillip, especially in the areas of mentoring the RISE Leaders and the administrative tasks of leading our many programming events.  

RISE LEADERS

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 at least six months in advance.

Bryson Hughes

RISE Leader

Bryson is from Northern Georgia, where he attended New Union Baptist Church for many years. He’s worked a variety of trades, and is very excited to now work in a ministry setting, particularly in the outdoors. His love for the outdoors was initially found through time spent with family in God’s Creation. Camp is a wonderful union of his skills, passions, and faith in Christ.

 

Kaleigh Wood

RISE Leader

Kaleigh grew up in Jackson County Georgia. She was very involved in Christ Place Church, especially with kids ministry. Her childhood passions included camping and dancing. She also enjoyed going to summer camp. For the last two summers, she has done an excellent job working on our summer staff. She brings her passion for ministering to children and the outdoors to our RISE Leadership program. 

Ray Newton

RISE Leader

Ray was born in the Philippines, where his parents were serving as missionaries. He grew up in Waxhaw, NC. Motocross, mountain biking, rock climbing, and working outside interest Ray greatly. His skills and experience in Graphic Design and Photography will be a great asset to the camp. Ray has recently worked at Camp Cedar Cliff in Asheville, NC for two summers, where he discovered his love for Camp Ministry. He’s excited to be part of the team at Truett and take steps toward making ministry his full-time career.

 

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