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 spend the first ten years of his life in England. Until recently he has lived in upstate New York on the Hudson River. With a couple of years of electrical school under his belt, he’s taking a year off that to serve here at Truett as our Maintenance and Grounds person.