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Meet the Team: Meet the Team
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Terry "Kodak" Hurst comes to Waukaway with a background in hospitality, ministry, customer service, and finance. He has a passion for leadership development and discipleship. He began his time at Waukaway in January of 2019 and has really enjoyed the diverse opportunities this role offers. He is joined on the property by his wife, Trista (Prism, below), and their two kids. He is an Indiana native, and a camping and hunting enthusiast. 

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JOHN WADE  |  Woods

Program Director

John "Woods" Wade is a Mississippi native and veteran Waukaway summer staffer. He has served here since the summer of 2019. He joined the year-round staff in February of 2022 as the full-time Program Director. He graduated from South Alabama in December 2021 with a degree in Recreational Management. He married Rachel (Jiggy, below) in January of 2022 and loves fly-fishing, carpentry, and all things outdoors.

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Guest Coordinator

Rachel "Jiggy" Wade is also a long-time Waukaway staffer, also serving beginning in the summer of 2019. She is an expert in connecting with our guests, especially the kids. She is passionate about ministry and works hard to make our guests feel at home and wanted. She began working here full-time in September of 2021 and is joined by her husband, John (Woods, above). She is originally from Alabama, but also spent some of her childhood in Michigan. She is the definition of boho chic; loves to decorate, read, and spend time with her family.

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CHRIS SYKES  |  Gasoline

Maintenance Technician

Chris "Gasoline" Sykes joined us in November of 2021. He has a diverse maintenance background and is energetic and committed to making sure our property and facilities are safe and fully functioning. Chris has a great sense of humor and is always up for a challenge. He is a Mississippi native, loving husband to his wife Tommie, a proud daddy of four, and devoted family man.

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Communications Coordinator

Trista "Prism" Hurst joins us part-time and handles all things visual. She has an art education and graphic design/advertising background and enjoys all of the ways she gets to use her skills and abilities here at Waukaway. She is originally from Pennsylvania, and is the proud Momma of two kids and one spoiled dog. She and her husband Terry (Kodak, above) are deeply committed to the ministry here and love working with summer staff and guests to help them grow in their faith and leadership. She enjoys baking, nature, and weird art.

Waukaway is under the guidance of the Waukaway Board of Directors: Bill Autrey (President), Ray Mosley (Vice President), Jerry Frolander (Treasurer), Allen Schrepferman (Secretary), Judith Bradley, Mark McCarty, Bryan Linkins, and Charlie Perkins.

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