Ralph is married to Lisa and they have three children: Elizabeth, Matthew, and Andrew. After working with high school students for 15 years, Ralph moved into the adult world and is now the Lead Pastor at GracePointe Community Church. Even though he is no longer working with kids full-time, Ralph knew that reaching out to kids would still be a big part of his dream for the future. As Camp Kerusso continues to grow, he is even more committed to providing this camp experience. It is his dream that Camp "K" would eventually grow to eight weeks, so that the kids and youth of North Forsyth County will have a safe place in the summer for building new relationships, playing outside, growing in character, and learning new skills along the way.
Ralph has a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is currently the Lead Pastor of GracePointe Church of Forsyth.
Originally a Midwest girl, Hannah now lives in Duluth, GA with her husband Brenden and their two dogs. Hannah has an Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Covenant College with concentrations in Youth Ministry, Community Development and Coaching. When not working at camp, Hannah works as a coach at the Endurance Volleyball Academy in Suwanee.
In 2017, Hannah joined the Camp Kerusso family through GracePointe Church, where she and Brenden attend. Camp Kerusso quickly found a place in Hannah's heart as an opportunity to live out her calling in youth ministry within the local community. She is passionate about the opportunities for authentic, gospel-driven relationships developed through Camp Kerusso's unique environment. Hannah can't wait to see how God will work through Camp Kerusso in the summer of 2019!
Assistant Camp Director
Emma has been with Camp Kerusso from the very beginning, eleven years ago! Through the years, she's filled almost every role available at Camp Kerusso, Camper, Jr. Counselor, Head Counselor, Team Leader and now Assistant Director. Emma is currently enrolled at the University of North Georgia, studying criminology. She enjoys the outdoors, sports, and being around her friends.
From Emma, "Camp Kerusso is my home, my passion, and my joy! I love being blessed with the opportunity to tell kids how much they are loved and to share the Gospel with them."
Jonathan has worked for Forsyth County Schools since 2008. He has worked with students ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade. He also has several years of middle school teaching experience. He has worked with Camp Kerusso in many capacities since 2009. He has served as a counselor, activities director, camp director, and consultant.
Note from Jonathan
"Technology can be a powerful tool, but it also has become addictive for many young people. As a result, free play and outside fun has decreased in recent years. I have seen young people's creativity and imaginations come alive as they create team songs, cheers and new camp games and traditions at Camp Kerusso. In addition this camp is a fantastic chance for young people to explore the outdoors, build friendships and have fun. As a teacher and a parent, I am thrilled about how Camp Kerusso allows students to experience a "classic American summer." Every day, rain or shine, is built around outside summer fun!"
About Our Staff
Our High School and College aged staff are the heartbeat of Camp Kerusso. They work with our leadership staff to facilitate both land and lake activities, small group bible studies, worship and more! Each staff member has been through a vigorous interview process as well as intensive training and receieve one-on-one discipliship throughout the summer. They are passionate about creating a fun and unique experiene for each of their campers from week to week.
• June 3 - 7
• June 10 - 14
• June 17 - 21
• June 24 - 28
• July 1 - 3 (Kerusso X-TREME) • July 8 - 12
• July 15 - 19
• July 22 - 26
Cost of Camp K will be $199 for all weeks of camp (including Kerusso X-TREME)