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Summer Staff Selection Process

Each year, WinShape Camps hires some of the most passionate, energetic, and talented young men and women on the planet to help inspire, teach, lead, nurture, and grow our campers. Over the course of several months throughout each year, WinShape Camps visits colleges and universities all over the nation to identify the most qualified summer staff candidates.

We employ summer staff who are gifted in specific areas of camp life, including: counselors, worship leaders & speakers, actors, skill instructors, and much more. Our staff are interviewed extensively to insure they are spiritually grounded in their faith as they seek to help make a forever-difference in the lives of campers. For summer 2016, WinShape Camps received nearly 2,000 applications and interviewed over 1,000 new applicants. We hired 700 college-aged students with a 40% return rate of previous summer staff. Our summer staff in 2016 will come from more than 30 states and 100 universities across the nation to serve campers this summer!

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Meet Our Leadership

Ken Thomas

Senior Director of WinShape Camps

Ken graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in education and from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, then he earned a Doctorate of Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Today, he combines his great education with his passion for teaching, serving and leading young people through remarkable experiences, like WinShape Camps.  He began his work in camp ministry in 1989 as a summer staffer and has served in various capacities over the years. Ken is also President of Connect Ministries which helps churches connect with their community through a variety of resources.  He teaches 7th grade Sunday School at his local church and enjoys preaching and speaking at churches and conferences. He and his wife, Norma, have three children-- Nathan, Anna and Blake.

David "Speedy" Trejo

Director of WinShape Camps for Boys

Speedy is what we like to call a “lifer” around WinShape Camps. He’s been with us since the very beginning (1985), and has served in just about every role imaginable. He’s been our Director at WinShape Camps for Boys for the past 16 years, and it just keeps getting better! Today, he works year-round to make sure our campers experience the summer of a lifetime each and every year at WinShape Camps. Speedy and his wife Julie, and their two children, Addie Grace and Darrell, make their home in Mt. Berry, Georgia at WinShape Camps.

Gabe Norris

Director of WinShape Camps for Communities

Gabe is a teacher, preacher, speaker, leader and all-around nice guy. He has been involved in various camp ministry leadership roles for more than 16 years, and he is the co-founder of Connect Ministries. Today, Gabe serves as Director of WinShape Camps for Communities, where he helps create WinShape Camps experiences in communities all over the nation. Gabe and his wife, Allyson, live in Bishop, Georgia, with their three daughters – Neely, Ansley Jane, and Audrey Rose.

Moe Bomer

Director of Support Services

Moe has been around youth camps his entire life – first as a camper, but also as a dedicated counselor, coach and camp director at Crosspoint Christian Sports Camps. He also served Camp Coordinator at LifeWay Christian Resources for several years working primarily with Crosspoint and Centri-Kid Camps. He has experience in the recruitment and training of camp counselors as well as camp programming and marketing. When WinShape Camps for Communities was just beginning, he served as a consultant and helped set the course for what our day camps have become today. In addition to a lot of camp experience, Moe has held positions as a church business administrator, minister of sports and recreation and the campus minister at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. As Director of Support Services at WinShape Camps, Moe is responsible for the staff development, customer care and marketing teams. All three of these teams provide critical support to Camps for Girls, Camps for Boys, and Camps for Communities. He and his wife, Jamie have three children— Josh, Jared, and Sophie.

WinShape Camps for Girls Staff

Kelly Streiff
Manager for WinShape Camps for Girls
Lauren Bennett
Lead Program Coordinator
Nanette Smith
Camper Care Coordinator
Chelsea Fenn
Operations Coordinator
Christa von Borstel
Program Coordinator
Jerica Pealor
Activities Specialist
Leslie Mack
Program Specialist
Christian Maynard
Activities Specialist
Marci Stephens
Administrative Assistant
Cami McFarland
Camper Care Apprentice
Whitley McCloud
Operations Apprentice
Marla Hollis
Camper Care Apprentice
Erin Cronin
Logistics Specialist

WinShape Camps for Boys Staff

Keenan Riley
Camper Care Coordinator
Jimmy Simpson
Program Coordinator
Mark Ellison
Operations Coordinator
Kolby Watt
Event Specialist
Sean Plunkett
Camper Care Specialist
Johnny Codington
Activities Specialist
Harrison Lanier
Operations Specialist
Mary Lindsay Bailey
Administrative Assistant
Troy Vander Hoek
Program Apprentice

WinShape Camps for Communities Staff

Stephen Sowell
Lead Coordinator of Host Development
Sallie Starrett
Host Development Coordinator
Scott Bidwell
Lead Coordinator of Camp Development
Becca Grizzard
Logistics Specialist
Lizzie Charlton
Program Specialist
Aaron Collier
Host Development Apprentice
Karen Collier
Logistics Apprentice
Michael Herriger
Program Apprentice
Jordan Nations
Staff Apprentice
Katelyn Cash
Logistics Apprentice
Emily Peters
Host Development Apprentice
Chasten Pounds
Host Development Apprentice
Caleb King
Host Development Apprentice

WinShape Camps Support Services Staff

Stephen Moore
Staff Development Manager
Michael Peters
Marketing Manager
Lisa Stone
Lead Customer Care Specialist
Alison Rice
Staff Development Specialist
Jonny Sweeny
Staff Development Apprentice
Bryant Malone
Marketing Specialist
Katie Staples
Marketing Apprentice
Sara Jones
Customer Care Specialist
Catherine Forbus
Customer Care Specialist
Margaret Sharpe
Administrative Assistant
Parker Smith
International Intern
Susie Julian
Healthcare Coordinator