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 volunteers with the camp, helping in the Refuge (camp store) and anything to do with camp decorations. 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 as he joined the full time staff at Camp Grace in 2017. Timmy grew up here at camp and has served since he was 11 years old (in 2006); he was first hired photographer during the summer and has been serving ever since. 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 joined our full-time staff 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. He also has a love for volleyball and sports in general, and is involved with local teams whenever he can.
Debbie is a full-time missionary starting with us in 2022. 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. Her main roll is bookkeeper for the ministry. She is also in charge of the our guest relations, amongst many other ways that she helps the ministry. Her husband, Jimmy, also works as a volunteer on campus and assists with groundskeeping. The two of them are invaluable to our team, and we are thankful for their consistent encouragement and service.
Chelsea is our newest missionary here at Camp Grace, starting in 2022. She has been through CBM's internship program; because of that, she was experience at multiple camps. Her main responsibility is housekeeping, but she is also a big help with media and kitchen management. Her willingness to help in any capacity has given her experience in many of the rolls at Camp. She is known for her love for dogs, and has a Beagle of her own named Gracie!