Ruth grew up on the Virginia coast and is a 1986 graduate of Asbury College with degrees in Psychology and Coaching. She spent her college summers working camps at Triple R Ranch in Chesapeake, Virginia where she grew in wisdom and experience concerning Christian camp culture and it’s life-altering impact. Ruth states, “I was once that camper who had no clue how my life would change by the end of the week! The environment of the campground combined with the events planned to capture my heart had an eternal impact on the choices I’ve made and the outcome of my life. To serve the body of Christ through the camp experience is a passion.”
Ruth has been avidly involved in the development and direction of Camp Victory from its beginning in 2006 and assumed the Director’s role in 2009. Ruth enjoys the outdoors and seeing God in it, writing, mentoring young people and coaching the beliefs of others through teaching the Word. She’s a graduate of Actors, Models & Talent for Christ and enjoys performing for stage and film. Ruth resides in Durant with her husband of 28 years. They have 4 grown sons with whom they greatly enjoy experiencing life with.
Thresa has worked in the food industry in one way or another all of her adult life. She has helped in the kitchen at camp since it opened in 2006, noting that she has learned from so many throughout the years. She says, “When asked to head the camp kitchen I sought the Lord on what He would have me do. I felt He wanted me to step out so I did, with my family’s support.” She goes on to admit that there were many trials at first but now “our kitchen is a place of hope and fresh food that we can be proud of. My wish is to serve in whatever capacity I can to further God’s kingdom.” Thresa lives in the Cartwright, OK area with her husband, Jerry, of 41 years and together they have one adult daughter.