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Meet the 

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
Mt. Juliet Church of Christ

Mt. Juliet Week

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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

Chip Palmer
Providence Church of Christ

All-Ages Week #1

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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. While All-Ages Week is Chip's Week and namesake, given his WKYC Caretaker duties he is passing the baton to his assistant directors, Jamie Hobgood and Bob Palmer, to facilitate the programming and operations of the session.

Pee Wee Weekend

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This is the perfect weekend for you to introduce your little ones to WKYC. They will love it!

Landon Clark
Glendale Road 
Church of Christ

Landon Clark has been involved with WKYC for decades as a camper, volunteer, and member of the Board of Directors, most recently serving as Vice President on the Executive Committee. Landon is a professor at Murray State University, and he and his wife Teresa have two children. They are members of Glendale Road Church of Christ. 

Tyler Wunderlich
Northside Church of Christ

Teen Week

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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.

Aarek Farmer
 Great Oaks Church of Christ

Middle School Week

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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!

Trent McManus
Estes Church of Christ

All-Ages Week #2

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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 decades. 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 and attend Henderson Church of Christ in Henderson, TN.

David Salisbury 
Henderson Church of Christ

Elementary School Week

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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. 

Stan Colley
Farmington Church of Christ

All-Ages Week #3

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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!

Noah Steele
Calvert City Church of Christ

Wonderfully Made Weekend

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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! 

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