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Camp Fire at Night

MEET THE SUMMER STAFF 2023

Summer Staff spend the summer at Grace Point planning and leading activities, facilitating small groups and Dean's Program, and bringing smiles and joy to all of our campers. 

Erin

ERIN CONLEY

Howdy! My name is Erin Conley and I'm stoked to serve as one of your staff leaders for my fourth summer on staff! I'm currently finishing up my undergraduate degree at Saint Louis University and I'll be headed to Baltimore, Maryland in August to begin a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Until then, I am so grateful that I get to spend another summer laughing, dancing, swimming, hiking, singing, tie-dying, mudding, four-squaring?, and downing La Croix alongside all of you awesome people. Grace Point is undoubtedly the most impactful, loving community that I've ever known and it has deeply shaped the person that I am today. I can't wait for each and every one of you to be part of the magic. See y'all real soon!

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PARKER JONES

Hey y’all, my name is Parker Jones and this will be my 4th year on staff. I will be one of the two staff leaders this summer and I am so pumped! I am about to graduate from the University of Tennessee and I am excited for the future with Thrive Construction this fall. My favorite parts of camp are the nightly games and a fun afternoon at the pool. Grace Point has given me the space and people to allow me to grow into who God intended me to be and I can’t express the importance of summer camp for every child. Can’t wait to see new and old friends this summer!

Alex

ALEX BREWSTER

Hey y’all! I’m Alex and this is going to be my second year on staff. I am an international relations major going into my third year at Rollins College, although right now I am finishing up a semester abroad in Italy, so get ready to hear a lot about that! If you couldn’t tell, my favorite camp activity is mud, but I also really love little boats and nighttime singing. I am so excited for this summer and I can't wait to see y’all soon!

Faith

FAITH MINARIK

Hey guys! My name is Faith and this will be my third summer as a staff member at Grace Point! This fall, I will be a senior at Tennessee Tech University studying psychology. Some things I love about camp are mud, hikes, & dock sits! If you’re wondering if camp is for you, look no further. It is!! I cannot wait to share my summer with all you lovely humans!! See you soon!

Emma

EMMA BLACKLEDGE

Hello friends! My name is Emma Blackledge and this will be my 3rd year on staff. A little about me, I am currently a senior at ETSU studying psychology, biology, and trauma-care. Over the summers, I’ve made some lasting memories and friends at Grace Point. At camp, you’ll probably see me in the art barn, singing (screaming) songs, or for sure sunburnt. Regardless, I am ecstatic to meet you all and have some good ole summer fun! 

Jackson

JACKSON COATS

What’s up guys! My name is Jackson Coats, and this is my SECOND year on staff! I will be a sophomore at the University of North Georgia studying Communications! I love the outdoors, clothing, and video games. I can’t wait to see you guys at the POINT!!

Tommy

TOMMY COATS

Hey there! My name is Tommy Coats. This is my first year on staff. I am a rising Junior at the University of Georgia currently studying journalism (likely to change). I love swimming, playing wiffle ball, the outdoors, and music. I’m so excited to see you at camp this summer. It’ll be a good one. Get. To. The. Point.

Avery

AVERY PARISH

Hi guys! My name is Avery, and this is my first summer as a staffer! I’m a rising sophomore at Rollins College in Orlando, where I’m majoring in Psychology and minoring in business/film. I love baking, shopping, and filmmaking, and my favorite parts of camp are arts and crafts, tubing, and s’mores. I’m so excited to see you all soon!! 

Kate

KATE BLACKSTON

Hey everyone! My name is Kate Blackston and this will be my first year on staff! This fall I will be a sophomore neuroscience major at the University of Tennessee. I love water activities and anything to do with music. I am super pumped for an amazing summer and I can’t wait to see y’all!!

Silas

SILAS GEASLAND

Hi everyone my name is Silas Geasland. This is gonna be my first year on staff and I’m super excited! I am going to The University of Tennessee Knoxville. Being outside, eating good food, and being with friends are a couple things I enjoy. This summer is going to be awesome!

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