Camp Oak Hill

Who We Are

We work at Camp Oak Hill because it matters.  It is

of great value both now and for eternity as we get

to see lives (young and old) changed forever.  

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Our Staff

“Building for Character, Not for Fame”

Kim Patterson

Kim Patterson

Executive Director

As a former camp mom I’ve had the joy of experiencing the life and heart change that can happen at Camp Oak Hill first-hand in my two sons. I spent some time on the COH board and then finally began working for COH in 2003 and have been serving as Executive Director since 2012. I’ve been married to my husband Pat for many years and we’ve been blessed to see our family grow in the past few years with the addition of 4 grandbabies! I have a love for biking, reading, journaling, sailing with Pat and cheering on UVA basketball. While I adore sharing the amazing COH heritage as a part of my role, which often opens up gospel centered conversations, my favorite thing is simply watching lives change and grow because of how Jesus is shared and modeled at COH.

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Alan Glover

Alan Glover

Site Director

Camp Oak Hill is a family affair in the Glover household! Not only do I manage the 105 acres of camp, but my sweet wife Penny has helped in the kitchen, my sister Hannah has worked on the facilities team and my son Seth has served as a counselor (after many years of being a camper), I also have a lovely daughter named Caitlin.  I joined the COH family after serving 8 years as a full-time firefighter for the City of Oxford. I’m also a U.S. Navy veteran and have been a volunteer firefighter for Cornwall VFD since 2001 (the primary fire protection for camp). My favorite thing about working here at Camp Oak Hill (besides all the chances to take things apart/put things back together) is getting to see God work in people’s lives.

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Taylor Cashwell

Taylor Cashwell

Business Director

I was a camper at COH for many summers and then worked as a counselor until 2005. I earned a degree in finance from Campbell University, and then continued my education in Buies Creek to earn a Masters of Divinity. I returned to camp in 2013 to serve as the Retreats Ministry Director, and then transitioned to the role of Business Director in 2018. A passionate fan of the Tar Heels and Carolina Hurricanes you can often find me cheering them on. My wife Meggan and I also enjoy traveling, walking on the Raleigh Greenways, and re-watching The Office and Parks and Rec. My favorite part of my job is the opportunity to work with the truly inspiring staff and supporters of COH.

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NOW HIRING

NOW HIRING

Camp Director

We are currently in the process of hiring a new Camp Director, if you or anyone you know might be a good fit, please reach out to Kim (kpatterson@campoakhill.org) or Chris (chris@campoakhill.org). We would also treasure your prayers for us that we would navigate this process with wisdom, insight and above all pursuit of God’s will in everything.

Mary Jane Humphries

Mary Jane Humphries

Kitchen Manager

While my official role here at camp is Kitchen Manager, I’m often known as the Camp Oak Hill “Kitchen Queen”. I’m a native of Virgilina, Virginia (just up the road from camp!), and joined the staff full time in January 2012. Since then I’ve probably cooked about a million meals, and had a hoot and half doing it. I love my husband Ronnie and we’ve been blessed with three grown children (one of whom is Amanda, our Guest Services Coordinator) and five ever-growing grandchildren. I love seeing the sunrises and sunsets at Camp Oak Hill, and I’m convinced they are the prettiest in the area! It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home, and Camp Oak Hill is home for so many people, so my favorite part of the job is cooking for all the campers and retreat guests year-round!

Amanda Lowery

Amanda Lowery

Guest Services Coordinator

One of the many joys of my role is getting to know and help serve the wide range of retreat groups that come camp year-round. I joined the Camp Oak Hill staff full-time in March of 2015 and after serving in a few different roles I settled in to my current role of Guest Services Coordinator. I’m also a camp mom as both of my children (Christian and Savannah) have spent many summers as campers and even a few summers as a part of our summer staff! When not at camp I’m either spending time with my husband Gerald right up the road in the big city of Virgilina, volunteering with a local ministry called My Life Matters or at my church! I love how my role allows me to always be doing something different and being in such a wonderful environment.

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Chris Nelsen

Chris Nelsen

Marketing & Communications

As a former counselor, Male Head of Staff/LDP Director and frequent LIT trip leader, COH has become a part of the fabric of my life over the years. After graduating NC State (Go Pack!) I worked several years in fast-paced ad agencies and bring that experience to help share COH’s story. I have a beautiful wife (Emily) and an annoyingly cute dog (Dakota). You can often find me embarking on some adventure, reading a good book, trying a hole in the wall restaurant or coaching high school cross country. My favorite part about this position (I like to call myself “chief storyteller”) is hearing about the fun and unique ways that God works powerfully in and through the lives of people at COH, and getting to tell those stories!   

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Emily Iffland

Emily Iffland

Office Administrator

Hey there! I’m that friendly voice that more than likely you’ll hear when you call the COH office! Graduating from UNC at Chapel Hill in 2017 (Go Heels!) with a degree in communication, I dabbled in a couple jobs around the Triangle until the Lord brought me to camp in November 2018. Having never been a camper or counselor myself, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first summer at camp and look forward to many more. When I’m not at COH, I enjoy going to brunch, playing with my puppy (Penny), and watching Carolina basketball, of course. My favorite part about my job is the opportunity to build relationships with staff, campers, parents, and any other friends of camp I may encounter each day.   

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Courtney Key

Courtney Key

Program Coordinator

My role as the Program Coordinator is to make sure everyone is having way too much fun and staying safe while they do it! While I’m an alumna of both UNC(undergrad degree) and NCSU(graduate degree) my loyalties still lie with the Tar Heels. I love fitness (my biology and physiology degrees coming out) whether that be running on my own or teaching a group fitness class. You can also find me nose-deep in a good book, so bring on those book recommendations. I’ve spent many summers at camp as a part of the summer staff, and it’s here that I not only have experienced amazing community, but have also found some of my closest friends. My favorite part of my role is getting to see the joy that the fun at camp provides to people, young and old!

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Only the Best

The WHY behind all that we DO

As a staff we are often asked why we do what we do and work at Camp Oak Hill. While we each have unique answers, passions and paths that God has led us on, a pair of central desires for each of us is to see the next generation reached with the Gospel and to utilize our talents and abilities to steward and grow the gifts that God has given to COH.

“A biblical understanding of work energizes our desire to create value from the resources available to us. Recognizing the God who supplies our resources, and who gives us the privilege of joining in as cocultivators, helps us enter into our work with a relentless spirit of creativity.”  –  Tim Keller

A Word

From Our Executive Director

“Hey there friends, I love Camp Oak Hill!  Kids and adults get to come to a place and space that is safe, fun, and the perfect environment to grow your faith in Christ. As a former camp mom I had the joy of experiencing the life and heart change that can happen at Camp Oak Hill first-hand in my two sons. I spent some time on the COH board where servant leadership and passion for reaching the next generation is lived out by so many that have invested in Camp Oak Hill. Finally over the years of serving in my current role I’ve had the privledge to see God move in many ways, through the hard times and the good times, He has given us all a beauitful gift in Camp Oak Hill and it is an honor to help shepherd that gift with the rest of the staff and board!”

– Kim Patterson

OPEN POSITIONS

This space will be continously updated with any current positions and corresponding job description/application info that we are looking to hire at this time. Currently we are looking for someone to fill the following roles at Camp Oak Hill:

Camp Director