Summer Camp Directors
Our directors might oversee just one week out of the summer, but a year’s worth of prayer and planning goes into making it the best week of the year for their campers!
Each director designs his week with an intense focus on serving children and helping them experience the love of Christ.
Mt. Juliet Church of Christ
Mt. Juliet Week
You may not know it yet, but this is going to be the best week of your year!
Philip Jenkins is the Youth Minister at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He has a Bachelor's degree in Theology from Freed-Hardeman University where he met his wife, Laura. They have two children, Lucas and Holly.
Providence Church of Christ
All-Ages Week #1
Our all age group is a fast growing week and last year had one of the largest number of kids! Lets make this one bigger!
Chip Palmer is the Caretaker for WKYC and the pulpit minister for Providence Church of Christ in Providence, KY. For the last 23 years, Chip has served as a Director for WKYC. A Lipscomb Bible degree graduate, Palmer retired from the Army Reserves as First Sergeant after 27 years of service. Chip and his wife Nancy have three children.
Calvert City Church of Christ
Pee Wee Weekend
This is the perfect weekend for you to introduce your little ones to WKYC. They will love it!
Ricky Collins has been involved with WKYC since 2000, and served as a staff member for many years before becoming Pee Wee Weekend Director. Ricky and his wife Melissa have two children, and they worship at the Calvert City Church of Christ.
Northside Church of Christ
If you're a teen, this is the week for you!
Tyler Wunderlich has been involved with WKYC his entire life. He has been on Teen Week staff since 2008 and has served as Co-Director of Teen Week Retreat for many years. Tyler is also part of the staff of 8 – 10-Year-Old Week. Tyler has been the Associate Minister at Northside Church of Christ since 2012. He holds a B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University. Tyler met his wife Nancy at WKYC, and they have one son, Drew.
Great Oaks Church of Christ
Middle School Week
Come join our camp family!
Aarek Farmer has served as the Middle School Week Director since 2022. He is a professor at Freed-Hardeman University and a youth minister at the Great Oaks Church of Christ in Memphis, TN, where he has worked with the youth for the last 15 years. Fun fact: Aarek grew up attending WKYC and served on staff and as a lifeguard!
Estes Church of Christ
All-Ages Week #2
There are groups from five different states that attend our week!
Trent McManus is an All Ages Week Director, and has volunteered at WKYC for the last 20 years. He is an economics and social studies educator for Chester Co. High School in Henderson, TN. Originally from Halls, TN, Trent earned his MBA from Freed-Hardeman University, a M.A. in Religion from Harding University, and a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University. Trent and his wife Christy have 4 children.
Henderson Church of Christ
Elementary School Week
This is the perfect week to introduce your young kids to WKYC! They will love it!
David Salisbury is the Director of 8 – 10-Year-Old Week, a week for which he volunteered over the last several years. Before his move to Kentucky in 2013 to work with the Henderson Church of Christ as their pulpit minister, he lived and worked in Tennessee, where he preached for 18 years. He received his B.A. in Bible and M.Div. from Lipscomb University. David and his wife Heather have three children.
Farmington Church of Christ
All-Ages Week #3
As one of the largest weeks, we are always looking to grow. Come join our tight knit camp family!
Stan Colley is an All Ages Week Director, and has worked with WKYC for the last 36 years. He serves as an elder at the Farmington Church of Christ. Along with his wife Penny and two daughters, WKYC is one of their favorite places to go!
Calvert City Church of Christ
Wonderfully Made Weekend
Wonderfully Made is all about creating inclusive faith-filled opportunities for our friends with special needs. We pride ourselves in celebrating and loving these individuals as Jesus does and reminding them that they truly are WONDERFULLY MADE!
Noah Steele is a member of Calvert City Church of Christ and an occupational therapist in Western Kentucky that has experience working with individuals with specials needs across the life span. Noah is the director of Wonderfully Made Weekend and is always planning out new ways to make camp awesome!! Noah is married to his beautiful wife Morgan, who is an elementary school teacher at North Calloway elementary. You can often find Noah and Morgan at Special Olympics events or cheering on UK and the Los Angeles Rams. Noah and Morgan are expecting their first baby girl this July!