A summer camp for 2nd–6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!
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Alli started working camp in 2012, serving as a Bible Study Staffer and an Assistant Director. She graduated from Carson Newman University in 2014 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She joined the office team in 2016, and serves as the content editor for Bible Study, oversees church communication, and trains our Office Directors. Alli and her husband welcomed their first baby girl in summer of 2020!
Micheal has been with CentriKid since 2011 where he has served as a camp actor, Camp Director, and Camp Pastor. He’s a graduate of Mississippi College, and currently lives in Nashville with his wife, Anne Marie, and their dachshund, Edley (who is named after their favorite BBQ restaurant). Micheal is an actor, a writer, and a creative producer on the Camps Creative team.
Tiffany has been with Lifeway since 2010 and joined the CentriKid team in 2014. She graduated from Georgetown College with a degree in communication and media studies and received her master’s degree from Murray State. Tiffany loves the camp store and trains the Financial Directors. Fun Fact: In high school, Tiffany was the President of FFA!
JE loves summer camp ministry. He studied business at Louisiana College and received an MDIV at SWBTS. He started as a camper and then served as a coach and Camp Director with Crosspoint Christian Sports Camps. In 2005, he began full-time in the CentriKid office at Lifeway. JE met his wife Emily when they served on camp staff together and they love spending time with their daughter!
Amy started working Lifeway camps in 1999 and served for 4 summers as Assistant Director and Director for Crosspoint Sports Camps. She graduated from Union University with a degree in English. She has been camper, staffer, parent and Group Leader for Lifeway Camps and returned to the office team this past April to serve as an Event Coordinator. Amy and her husband have three children (15, 10, 7)
Henry joined the CentriKid family in 2008, serving as a summer staffer, Production Director, Camp Pastor, and Camp Director. He served on the CentriKid HQ team from 2012-2016, and returned in 2022. During the interim, Henry served for 5 years as a Student and Family Pastor at a church in the western suburbs of Chicago, and he served his family for 2 years as a stay-at-home dad. Henry received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in North Carolina. He and his wife, Amy, have three young children.
Kayla started working camp in 2018, serving as a Bible Study Staffer, Store Manager, and Financial Director. She graduated from the University of South Florida with an undergraduate degree in Spanish and Applied Linguistics and a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and TESL. She grew up in the Tampa Bay area and loves to cheer for the TB Lighting, Bucs, and Rays! Fun Fact: Kayla also goes by Figgy, a fun camp nickname based off of her last name!
Hi my name is Connor Seay! I am a third grade teacher in Spartanburg, SC. I have a passion for working with students and children. I was a staffer at CentriKid for three summers where I got to travel across the country sharing the gospel! I am excited to be a part of CentriKid again serving as a camp pastor! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this summer!
Jonathan & Emily can’t wait to start their 7th summer with CentriKid! They are full-time singer-songwriters and worship leaders based out of Nashville, TN. They have a passion for creating music rooted in and filled with the Word as a powerful resource for personal and corporate worship, family worship, scripture memory, and everyday encouragement in the lives of believers. Over the past 10 years, they’ve released 7 albums and travel the country with their three kids (Judah, June and Milo) sharing their songs and leading worship in hopes of encouraging the body of Christ to see and love Jesus more through the gift of His Word. They are also contracted songwriters with Lifeway Kids and have written several songs for “The Gospel Project” curriculum as well as CentriKid.
Eryn Riley is a student at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas majoring in Vocal Music Education. This is her second official year with CentriKid, and she is thankful for the opportunity to lead out in worship (one of the best parts of camp)! CentriKid has quickly become one of her favorite things, and she is so excited for this summer!
Matt is a worship pastor / leader currently residing in Hernando MS. He has spent the past 16 years traveling and leading across the country, while also serving for the past decade as one of the founding pastors and worship leader of Eastpoint Church in Lewisburg, MS. His desire is for people to realize and walk in their God given calling of glorifying The Father through individual & corporate worship.
Daniel Richardson is a graduate of University of Mary Hardin Baylor and is pursuing his Masters of Divinity. He served on Rec Staff last summer and we’re excited to have Daniel serve as Camp Pastor for 2022!
Justin Barton has served with CentriKid Camps for 9 years as a leader and Camp Pastor. He is a deacon and children’s Sunday School teacher at his home church. Justin and his wife, Caitlin, have 6 children, Bentley, Katie, Abigail, Addyson, Carter, and Blakelee. He is currently a middle and high ELA instructional coach and lives in Kingsport, TN. Justin loves to travel, spend time with his kids, and serve the local church.
Pastor Brian grew up in a small town in North Carolina. He grew up in the church but didn’t live a life devoted to Jesus. In fact, it was at a party in 2010 that God called him out of a purposeless life and into the life that Jesus truly desired for him. That same year, Brian heard God’s call into ministry. Since then, he has made it his mission to share the Good News about Jesus. Brian has degrees in Nursing, as well as Biblical Studies. He also received his Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. Pastor Brian the senior pastor at Seven Cities Church. He is married to his beautiful wife, Kristen. They have 4 children: Graysen, Emma Rae, Blake, and Katie Melei. Katie Melei is still awaiting their arrival to China so she can be adopted into her forever home. Pastor Brian is one of the most outgoing and energetic people that you will ever meet. His love for Jesus and people are evident. He loves to run, golf and hunt. He is a country boy at heart but still walks around in skinny jeans (not the cowboy kind). His passion is preaching and evangelizing, and he loves to put a smile on someone’s face.
Noah is from Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Communications and is currently working toward his MDiv at SBTS. He is on staff at First Baptist Church Hendersonville with the Preteen Ministry and has served in this position for a year. Noah loves CrossFit, sports, outdoors and camp!
Hunter Smith is a native of Kentucky and has been a Student Pastor in churches in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently serving as the Jr. High Student Pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. Hunter’s passion is ministering to young students and aiding in the transition in between children’s and student ministry. He has served one year prior as a camp pastor for CentriKid and worked two summers of Fuge Camps. Hunter has been married to his wife, Sarah, for four years. They are the proud owners of the world’s greatest hound dog and are expecting their first son, Hank, this Spring!
PJ Keen is the Children’s Pastor at Brandon Baptist Church in Brandon, MS. He have a beautiful wife named Jordan and an incredible son named Jude. He and Jordan worked with Centrikid as staff members between 2013 and 2016. They are very passionate about camp ministry and thankful for Centrikid’s work to share the gospel with children every Summer.
Henry Dutton (or Pastor Hank) has been a part of CentriKid Camps for over a decade, serving as a summer staffer, camp director, member of the Nashville HQ team, and Camp Pastor. Currently, Henry serves as a stay-at-home dad and a freelance writer and speaker. Henry is married to Amy, and they have three young kids.
Matt currently lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Kelly and 3 kids, Eli (7), Caleb (5), and Addie Claire (2) where he serves on staff at the Summit Church as the Pastor of Discipleship at the Brier Creek Campus. As a former Kids Pastor, Matt has a huge passion to reach kids with the gospel and is excited to partner with CentriKid for another summer!
I currently serve as Children’s Minister at Concord Baptist Church in Anderson, SC. I have an amazing family Liza (wife), Noah (14) and Lainey (11). We love board games, video games and sports. ESPECIALLY basketball!! I have worked camp for a long time and served in almost every position. I truly feel like my calling is communicating God’s word to both kids and their families. I also get to teach Children’s Ministry at Anderson University.
Daniel Teague serves as the Children’s Pastor and Next Gen Team Leader at First Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. He has been serving in full-time ministry for 7 years and with CentriKid since 2007. He and his wife, Laura, have two boys and a lazy golden retriever. Daniel enjoys drinking coffee, running, sour candy, and all things camp!
Luke Harding is the NextGen Pastor at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield, MO. He has served in kids ministry for the past 9 years and began preaching for CentriKid in 2016. Luke and his wife Hannah have 2 kids, Will and Molly. Luke has a passion for the Gospel, tractors, and the local church.
Trent along with his wife Sarah and three children reside in Campbellsville Kentucky where he has served at Campbellsville University for the past 12 years in a variety of roles and currently as the Campus Minister. During this time he has also served at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church as the youth, associate and now interim pastor. CentriKid has played a major role in Trent’s life through the opportunities to serve as a Bible study leader, Camp Pastor, and Camp Director.
Dr. Shane Garrison is Professor of Educational Ministries at Campbellsville University School of Theology. Shane has served with CentriKid for ten years as a camp pastor and on the content creation team. He is married to Jennifer and they have two teenage sons.