God has blessed Truett Conference Center & Camp with incredible volunteers and workers. Here are some of the key members and how to contact them!
Kenny arrived at Truett in August 2018 as Director. With previous experience at Caraway Conference Center & Camp, along with starting and operating his own camp, Kenny brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Truett. Under his leadership Truett has renovated several buildings, added over a dozen new programmed events, expanded its staff, and incorporated several new recreation options. Kenny is passionate about getting out in God’s Creation and investing in the younger generations.
Summer Camp & RISE Intern Coordinator
Phillip began working at Truett Conference Center & Camp in September 2021. He brings several summers worth 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 prepared to take Truett’s summer camps and internship program to the next level.
In his free time Phillip is always looking for the next adventure in God’s great outdoors along with his wife and daughter.
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.
Facilities & Grounds Manager
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.
Operations & Special Programs Coordinator
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.
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.
Anna joined the Truett team in January 2023, shortly after graduating from Appalachian Bible College. As a pastor’s daughter, she has always been strong in her faith and involved in church. She also has some excellent camp experience.
Anna enjoys hiking, photography, and most things creative. She’s excited to be a RISE Leader at Truett and learn if full-time camp ministry is where God is calling her.
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!