MEET OUR STAFF
Todd and Katherine Stout joined the Camp Grace staff in 2018; however, they have been volunteers with the ministry since 1994. Todd is serving as our Executive Director and Katherine is our Office & Kitchen Manager. They have been married 35 years and have four adult children and one grandchild. Todd graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Church Music and has served the Lord in the local church, in the roles of Associate and Senior Pastor since 1982. Katherine graduated from the same school with a Masters in Christian Education and has served the Lord as a teacher in both public and private schools. Their love for CBM began with Released-Time in their children’s school.
John and Chita
John and Chita Martens joined the Camp Grace staff in 2006. John is our Director of Facilities and Chita is our Camp Nurse and manages our camper Bible correspondence lessons. They have been married for 35+ years and have two adult sons that both are serving with the full-time staff here at Camp Grace. John and Chita served as foster parents and now have adopted two more girls, Destiny and Bella. John is a retired Maintenance Technician with Eckerd and Chita is a registered nurse. In their free time, John loves to tinker and Chita enjoys knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Mark and Katelyn
Mark and Katelyn joined the staff in 2017. Mark graduated from Piedmont International University (now Carolina University) with a Bachelors of Arts in Christian Ministries. Katelyn graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a Bachelors of Science in Counseling/Psychology. Mark fills the roll of camp director, meaning that he is in charge of day-to-day operations. He is integral in summer planning and making certain that the camp has the staff and the funds it needs to function. Katelyn is our Refuge Coordinator and manages the snack shack and coffee ministry. She also heads up decorations for the camp and leads in women's ministry here. In their free time, Mark loves to play board games, and Katelyn loves anything to do with art.
Todd and Katherine
Timmy Martens is no stranger to anyone around this ministry and he joined the full time staff at Camp Grace in 2017. Timmy grew up here at camp and has served for more than 11 years in various roles. He is a graduate of the CBM National Internship program and serves as our Marketing and Media Coordinator as well as our Teen Ministries Coordinator. He is a socialite who just loves being with people but when he finds himself some alone time, he enjoys creative writing or snuggling up with a good book.
Jacob is our newest full-time staff member, joining us in 2021. He has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Boston Baptist College. He is an important member of the team, handling all of the camp's information technology. Any kind of IT problem, he is our first person to call. On top of that, he is deeply involved with media generation and website management. He is a St. Louis native, making him a big Cardinals and Blues fan.
Debbie is a pre-field missionary, which means she is in the process of raising her support to come on staff full-time. Over 28 years, she has held a variety of positions, from insurance to financial services. She is also an advocate for LIFE within her church and among pregnancy support services. When she comes on full-time at camp, she will take charge of Guest Services, among other things. She has a big heart for her community, and is looking forward to becoming official on staff.