Brent and Beth Woodard have been missionaries at Camp Ozone since 2015. For 12 years before that they were missionaries at our sister camp, Camp Grace, in North Carolina. Brent is our Area Director and Beth is our bookkeeper, webmaster, and main cook. Homeschooling their four children, the Woodards also keep busy with many animals, which are used in outdoor education classes.
James and Jamie Priest joined us in Fall of 2020. James is a graduate of Toccoa Falls Bible College and Jamie graduated from the CBM national internship program. They were our senior program leadership for the summer of 2019. They will serve full time on staff in the roles of general program ministry leadership and oversight of our Released Time Bible classes with the local public school students. If you are interested in joining their ministry team we would love to put you in touch with them!
Rebecca Evans is from McDonough, GA and attended Toccoa Falls College with a focus in youth ministry. Rebecca also served in the 1 year CBM internship which included Bible and service training at our National offices, site rotations at multiple CBM camps, and a mission trip with The Filling Station in Honduras. She has a passion for mentoring and discipling teens. Rebecca serves in the role of Program Assistant (focusing on teen ministries) and Recruiting Coordinator for summer camps and retreats. She joined us in January 2021! If you would like to join with Rebecca as a financial support partner as she works toward reaching 100% of her support or to speak with her more about the ministry here at Camp Ozone, send us a message!
Avery and Lauren have been married for just over a year and are our newest full time missionaries. Both Avery and Lauren have a passion for sharing the Gospel through camp ministry, each having worked for multiple summers at CBM Camp Grace in Fairmont, North Carolina. Avery is from Laurinburg, North Carolina, and graduated from Montgomery Community College’s Forest Management Department. He loves the outdoors and is looking forward to developing an outdoor education program at Camp Ozone that will help children see the beauty and handiwork of God through His creation. Avery also has experience in construction is serving through groundskeeping and maintenance work. Lauren is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and graduated from the Global Ministries Department at Toccoa Falls College. Lauren’s current ministry goals at Camp Ozone are to assist Avery in the development of the outdoor education program, as well as maintain communication, build relationships, and give biblical instruction to the children of the community through mailbox club lessons. Avery and Lauren have reached 75% of their support goal but are still fundraising to get to 100%. If you are interested in supporting the Berdeaus or would like to contact them for more information, please contact our offices and we will put you in touch!
Bruce and Michelle Cook met in 1983 and were married in 1986. They graduated from Appalachian Bible College and have served in youth and camp ministry for many years. In 2021 God called them to serve here at Camp Ozone. They will serve as Director of Experiential Ministries (team building, development of challenge elements, backpacking, etc), and assist with Release Time Bible classes, Servant Leaders (summer high school volunteers), hospitality, homeschool days, retreats and other events as we grow. They are currently seeking additional support partnerships to reach 75% and join us full-time (and of course reach 100%)! If you are interested in meeting with them, we would love to help you connect.
We are praying fervently for the next missionaries that God will send here to Camp Ozone. We are in need of missionaries to head up Maintenance, Facilities, and groundskeeping. If you feel a call to these positions, then please contact us!