Since God’s Word is both relevant and instructive for the challenges 3rd through 6th graders face today, it informs everything we do. Student Life for Kids wants to support your year-year ministry with a week away from distractions where your kids can focus on Jesus and strengthen their spiritual foundation.
We believe discipleship best occurs within the context of the local church. Relationships formed at camp between kids and their leaders serve as a catalyst to discipleship that continues long after camp ends. We would be honored to have the opportunity to partner with your group to make Jesus known in the lives of your kids.
Hailea was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and moved to Virginia when she was 18 for college. Hailea met the Lord when she was 15 working a VBS and then began attending Student Life as a camper soon after. She fell in love with camp ministry during her freshman year of college and realized then that if she could work camp for the rest of her life, she would.
Hailea loves talking to people! Her job provides the opportunity to daily communicate with student pastors and youth leaders. Hailea enjoys utilizing her communication & people skills in getting to both serve and know Student Pastors. Hailea loves to serve the church behind the scenes because it, “Takes me out of my comfort zone.” She believes even inputting info into our system is Kingdom work, and loves being a part of something much bigger than herself.
Hailea just graduated from Liberty University (go Flames) with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development. She has been working seasonally for Student Life since 2015 serving in 4 different roles. This is her first year working full-time with Student Life & she loves it! Hailea loves psychology, corgis, scary movies, youth ministry, and being with people “a latte!” (She also may be obsessed with coffee…maybe).
Josh grew up being very involved in the local Church. One of his favorite aspects was their summer camp ministry. The Lord used camp to connect him with volunteer leaders at his church who served as chaperones, one of them being the head of the church’s drama ministry. Believe it or not, Josh started acting in the drama ministry from Jr. High all throughout High School. It was there that the Lord allowed doors to open to apply for Student Life’s drama team in the summer of 2009. In spite of his horrific acting skills, he was somehow hired on a summer staff team and now he never acts. Ever. PTL.
Josh loves being part of a ministry that supports the Church through camp ministry. He feels it is still so successful in reaching and engaging students. And, he loves playing a part in impacting students the same way he was impacted as a student. His favorite aspect of his job is investing in the people around him while simultaneously being invested in by them. He learned so much from Student Life as a college student and loves providing the same opportunity to others coming through our summer staff.
He is a lion/otter, ENTJ (a nice one), and a Synergist. His degree is in Communication Studies from the University of Memphis. He loves fishing, leadership, reading, and creating as well as the Memphis Tigers, Memphis Grizzlies, Longhorns, and Dallas Cowboys.
Sarah grew up a little bit of everywhere in North Carolina (like 6 different towns everywhere) before she joined the SL4K team in Nashville. Growing up a PK meant a lot of moving and a lot of restarts. Because of that, she got to make friends all over the state and see the local church in a multitude of perspectives. Some of Sarah’s favorite childhood memories were centered around going to a local camp (think “The Parent Trap”). During those weeks of the summer, Sarah saw how having fun and knowing Jesus could go hand in hand. Little did she know that the Lord was going to use those incredible weeks of fun to cultivate my love and passion for serving kids, students, and ministers.
Sarah was always the one who had fun organizing her desk, redecorating her room and helping plan events around school and church, but it wasn’t until college that she realized her love for those things could collide with her love for the local church. What she loves most about her position as an Event Specialist is that no day looks the same other than the opportunity to serve the local church!
This past May of 2019, Sarah graduated from Campbell University (GO CAMELS! — yes, you read that right, their mascot is a camel) where she majored in business marketing and minored in Christian studies. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, Sarah worked for SL and SL4K as a hospitality coordinator and office director. During her junior year of college, she studied abroad in London and lived there for 3 months. Some of Sarah’s favorite things to do are travel, run, cook and take way too long in Bath and Body Works smelling candles.