9 results for group: staff

Stephen and Katy Holmes

Stephen and Katy met at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL, then married on June 24th, 2006. Katy graduated from SEBC just before they married, and Stephen graduated in 2008. Upon graduation, Stephen enlisted into the US Army and served active duty for six years. During those years, they added three children to the mix, Annelise, Joseph, Eleanor. Stephen and Katy both felt the pull to go into full-time ministry during their years in Texas while Stephen was active duty Army. Katy grew up attending Camp Victory in South Alabama; this camp played a vital role in her growth as a teenager. They joined the staff at Camp Victory during the middle ...

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Zack Jones

Zach Jones grew up in Mulberry, Florida. He accepted Christ on his seventh birthday at a Vacation Bible School. He continued to grow in his faith and serve in his local church. He went to Southeastern University and got his bachelor’s degree in Children, youth and family ministries in 2020. As he was going to school to become a pastor, he had the opportunity to serve as a counselor at CBM’s Camp Gilead in 2017. That summer he fell in love with camping ministry and came back the next year where he met Jacquelyn who was serving for the summer assisting the director. That summer he was reading 2 Timothy and realized that he was pursuing a ...

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Ada Smith

Brandon and Ada Smith were married in May 2016, had a boy- Lucas Michael in March 2018, and moved to Townsend, TN to join national staff in November 2019. Brandon grew up in Oklahoma, attending New Beginnings Church where he grew in his faith and trusted Christ during high school.  As an adult, he owned and operated his own remodeling company, Smittybrand Remodeling, LLC for 3 years.  During this time, he met Ada, was introduced to CBM, and eventually felt God calling him to close his business and use his talents in construction to further the work of CBM. Ada grew up in a Christian home in Lancaster County, PA.  She heard about CBM through the ...

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Jerry & Marie Traister

Jerry E. Traister and wife, Marie Jerry learned of CBM while a student at Davis Bible College, then known as Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton, New York. He served as the South Central Pennsylvania Director of CBM at Camp Joy-El and saw the Released Time Bible Program grow from 70 students attending weekly to over 2500 students attending. In 1971 he married the former Marie Little of Gray, Tennessee.  Jerry would say he may be the National Director, but Marie has seniority over him. She memorized her 300 verses in the public school, under the CBM program, and attended the CBM camp, Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go, as a child and stayed with the ...

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