I trust that each of you had a blessed summer and are enjoying the Fall season. Many of you were able to attend one of the many sessions of Camp Joy offered last year. If you did not, I pray that you will be able to attend a session in 2023. There really is nothing like it on earth. To God be the glory!
Thank you to all of you who have asked about the status of Camp Joy. It is with pleasure that I write to share with you exciting news about Camp Joy.
As many of you know, the ARP denomination made changes that dissolved Christian Education Ministries (CEM). CEM was the agency that had oversight of all Camp Joys. It was decided that Camp Joy should obtain its own 501c3 status, which necessitated having its own board. We decided to honor the founders of Camp Joy and to name the new board the Brice-Sanders Foundation (B-SF). We will still operate as Camp Joy and still receive contributions under that same name. We will continue to use the same address for mailings and the individual Camp Joys will continue to operate as they have.
Furthermore, the ARP Committee on Nominations approved the following members to serve on the new B-SF Board: Jeanie Alexander, Rev. Bob Elliott III (Chairman), Rev. Ike Hughes, David Munro, Laurel Patrick, Chip Smith, Neal Stroup and Rev. Bob Whittet.
One of the Board’s tasks was to seek to hire an Executive Director to oversee the work of the entire Camp Joy ministry. We are delighted to announce that the Lord has blessed this effort and led us to the person of Jeff Lesslie of Rock Hill, SC. Read his biography here. You will see that Jeff is very passionate about Camp Joy and grateful for what the Lord did in his life through Camp Joy. He will begin his work on December 1, 2022.
We are grateful to the Lord for how he has blessed Camp Joy over the past 40+ years. We are equally excited about what He has in store for His Camp Joy moving forward. Please continue to pray for Camp Joy, our new Board and Jeff Lesslie as our new Executive Director.
In His Service,
Bob Elliott III Chairman, B-SF Board