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.
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.
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.
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.
Alan Bush has been involved with WKYC since 1989 when he was on Teen Week staff. He has been Director of Teen Week since 2000 and part of the staff of 8 – 10-Year-Old Week since 1991. Alan has been the Associate Minister at Washington Ave. Church of Christ since 1990. He holds a M.A. in Counseling from the University of North Alabama and a B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University. Alan and his wife Randa have three children.
Michael McDavid has served as the Middle School Week Director since 2010. He is the Associate Minister at the Clarkson Church of Christ, where he has worked with the youth for the last 15 years. WKYC has always been a family affair for Michael, his wife Tara, and their two daughters.
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.
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.
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!
Noah Steele is Director for Wonderfully Made Weekend. A Biology degree graduate from Murray State University, he has served as a basketball, track and field, and bowling coach for the Marshall Co. Special Olympics for the last three years. A unified golf partner, Steele holds classes once a week at Benton Snap Fitness for special needs participants. Recently, Steele finished his training to become a Community Living Support/Respite Provider for an individual with special needs.