Tom Rosenberg – Keynoter
Tom Rosenberg is the President/Chief Executive Officer of the American Camp Association. He most recently served as the executive director of Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Prior to Camp Judaea, Tom spent more than two decades with Blue Star Camps in North Carolina, most of those years as a director. Tom is a past national treasurer and board member of the ACA as well as a past board president and treasurer of ACA Southeastern. A founding board member of the North Carolina Youth Camp Association, Tom was awarded the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Camp Industry Leadership Award as well as the American Camp Association’s National Honor Award and ACA Southeastern’s Distinguished Service Award.
Jill Duffield – Worship Leader/Keynote Speaker
Jill Duffield currently serves as the editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook, an independent publication on the Presbyterian Church (USA). She graduated with her Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary and was ordained as a teaching elder in 1998. In May, 2013 Jill earned her Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has served large and small congregations, led numerous retreats, and has had articles, sermons and curricula published. She was the 2015 recipient of the Associated Church Press James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage. In addition, Jill is frequently asked to preach and has had the privilege of preaching at the Massanetta Springs Bible Conference and the Montreat Conference Center. Jill is married to Grant and they have three children, Joseph, Jessie and Marissa.
Clay Brantley – Worship Leader/Keynote Speaker
Clay Brantley was born and raised in Louisiana and attended Camp Lacombe (South Louisiana Presbytery) as a youth and worked at Camp Feliciana (South Louisiana Presbytery) two summers with Robert and Karen Allen as a college student. After attending Austin Seminary, Clay served churches in Malvern, Arkansas; Sherman, McKinney, Garland, Whitesboro and Denton, Texas. While on the Arkansas Presbytery Camping Committee, Clay attended the PCCCA Annual Conference in 1997, 1998, and 1999. He has participated and led numerous retreats, conferences, and work days at Gilmont and Mo-Ranch. In the summer of 2015, Clay heard a call to step outside of parish ministry into a deeper exploration of life with Jesus Christ. This has led him into many wonderful, mystical, and life-giving experiences.
Hugh Donnelly – Music Leader
Hugh Donnelly grew up in Prince Edward Island, on Canada’s east coast. While enjoying some live music one night in an Irish pub during his university years, Hugh made the decision to teach himself how to play the guitar. He has a passion for congregational singing, and has been invited to lead music at a variety of conferences in Canada and the US, including APCE, Montreat Youth Conference, ARW, Peacemaking, Big Tent, and Canada Youth. Hugh serves as the minister at Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church in Toronto. Important activities in Hugh’s life include long distance running, flying small airplanes and playing with his band, Lost Pilgrims.