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Leadership Team

Bill Chapman

Founder & CEO

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In 1993, while Bill was in software sales, he began taking kids on camping trips on his dad’s property. He quickly began to see the lives of kids changed and impacted in incredible ways through outdoor adventure. Through those early trips, Bill and Betsy caught a vision that would change their lives forever; thus Camp Highland was born! Now, Bill’s vision and dedication of investing full-time in building the Kingdom through outdoor ministry is continuously molding camp into a vibrant place to grow. He and his wife, Betsy, have four boys: Will, Timothy, Cole, and Nathan.

Danny McKinney

Operations Director

danny@camphighland.com
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Danny started working with Camp Highland back in January 2005 as Director of Operations. He enables the mission of camp in bringing organization to systems in the area of finance and capital construction. Before coming to Camp Highland, he worked with Campus Crusade for Christ for fourteen years in the Atlanta area in campus ministry. He joined staff with Campus Crusade after working as a mechanical engineer for a couple of years. Danny and his wife, Christy, have three children: Parker, Joel, and Natalie.

Miriam Camp Hilliard

Director of Administration

miriam@camphighland.com
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Miriam came on board in the summer of 2011 as a fill-in photographer, but it didn’t take long for her to become entrenched as an integral part in the mission of Camp Highland. She is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Photojournalism. She has been serving as a part of our Full-Time Staff since the end August 2011. She is Bill’s assistant, the event coordinator of our Golf Tournament and handles all Overnight Camp Registration. Her servant’s heart, mixed with a solid work ethic and attention to detail, has made her a key team member and a joy to work with.

Patrick Murphy

Overnight Camp Director 

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We first met Patsam through one of the most entertaining summer staff application videos of all time back in the spring of 2013. Three summers later, he came on as our full-time Overnight Camp Program Director and simply did a fantastic job. While he helps with off season programming, his primary role is planning for and executing the summer program for campers.

Katrina Schlechte

Director of Staff Recruitment 

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Katrina joined our team first as a summer staff counselor back in 2018. She stole our hearts with her steadfast love for her campers and servant’s heart. As she finished her senior year at The University of Georgia in the Spring of 2020 she joined our team part-time. By May when she moved up to Camp and lead our summer staff as part of our full-time staff! Her joy is infections and she has brought new energy to our team. 

Deborah Lutz

Director of Programs & Internship Director

deborah@camphighland.com
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Deborah first came to Camp as a teacher with her students. After seeing the positive impact that Camp had on her students, she decided she wanted to become part of the ministry and joined us for a couple summers while still teaching. Deborah came on staff full time in June of 2017 to begin working with school partnerships. She now loves getting to work alongside school leaders to foster their students’ development. Plus, she loves getting to spend lots of time in her favorite classroom: the mountains!

Lydia Churillo

Day Camp Director

lydia@camphighland.com

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Welcome the newest addition to our team! Once a summer camp counselor, Lydia now serves as our Day Camp Director. When not shepherding her staff and campers, she is a teacher of fashion design and textile science at a local Atlanta high-school. Lydia lives in Tucker, GA with her husband, Mike and their two adventurous siamese cats.

Matt Josey

Trip Lead and Program Host

matt.j@camphighland.com
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Matt follows the trend of most of our young staff members, in that he started working as a summer staffer, got infected by camp, and has remained involved ever since. He came on full-time staff in the fall of 2015 as our off-site trip lead and has since picked up the role of the social marketing coordinator.

Zach Bertram

Part-time Director of Development 

zach@camphighland.com

Zach started working at Camp Highland in 2009 after graduating from Kennesaw State University. He served as the Marketing Director for 5 years before changing careers in an effort to expand his competence and skill set. He came back for two years as Director of Donor Development and is still working with us on a part-time basis. He and his wife, Emily, live in North Georgia with their two daughters, Adaline and Lydia.

Gavin Desnoyers

Honorary Camp Director

gavin@camphighland.com

Gavin is the Camp Director and has been working at Camp Highland since November 2007. He’s responsible for overseeing on-the-ground camp operations and generally ensuring that our guests are treated to an outstanding experience. Gavin is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but has been in experiential ministry since 2003 when he moved to Slovakia to do youth ministry and leadership development.  He and his wife, Amanda, have 5 children: Jackson, Morgan, Mackenzie, Charis, and Miles.

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