Our Leadership

Who We Are

Our mission is to share God’s love and help people pursue their identity in Christ.

Blake Bowman

Buckwheat
Executive Director

Blake has been at Camp Thurman since he was a camper at 8 years old. He has served in every area of staff imaginable here at CT, from CIT to Summer Counselor to Night Camp Director.  He holds a Public Relations and Marketing from Texas Tech University (Wreck ’em), was named Executive Director in the Fall of 2013 and has been serving in that role ever since.

Courtney Boliver

Pearl
Human Resources

Courtney grew up as a “camp girl,” and was excited to join Camp Thurman Summer Staff after graduating high school in 2007. Her love of children, Jesus and the outdoors is what has kept her serving at CT ever since. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em Horns), she began working on the full-time staff in 2011.

Bart Bowman

Tarzan
Facilities

Bart has been involved with Camp Thurman for more than half his life. He began working at camp when he was 12 years old following in the footsteps of his older brothers Brad and Blake. This summer will be his 27th. He has served many roles over his years at camp and is currently the Challenge Course Director.

Cindy Hatchell

Hummer
Challenge Adventure Programs

Cindy’s passion and life’s work has been inspiring people to be lifelong learners and to grow in their understanding of the person God created them to be! Even as a young child she knew that being an educator was God’s calling for her life. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University and began a teaching career in public education.

Mary Hibbs

Yippee
Challenge Adventure Programs

Mary grew up in Arizona, graduated from TCU and worked with AISD until joining the Camp Thurman family in 2008. Mary has enjoyed working in several capacities on staff, Community Outreach, Facilitator, Personnel Coordinator and currently serves as Director of the Challenge Adventure Program. Mary’s passion for Camp ministry began while watching her children grow up from Sunshine Campers to Leadership Summer Staff.

Jason Hinrichs

Siberia
Creative Media & Marketing

Jason has been serving at Camp Thurman since he was 15 years old in the 2011 summer season. This year, he celebrates his 4th year on the leadership team. He is passionate about utilizing excellence in creativity to the glory of God at Camp Thurman. His first passion is making disciples of Jesus in and for the local church, and hopes to see staff, campers, and family find deep discipleship in the their congregations. 

Nate Hohulin

Jethro
Discipleship

Nate grew up in Arlington and was a camper at Camp Thurman. In 2012, he became a counselor at CT and has been at CT ever since. He is passionate about equipping believers with transformative Gospel truths so they can live confidently into their identity in Christ and joyfully share God’s love with others in this world that is broken by sin and suffering.

Taylor Irby

Ringo
Staffing

Taylor was born and raised in the DFW area and has had many roles at Camp Thurman in the past 9 years. She has always had a passion for camp ministry, which began when she gave her life to Christ at the age of 17 at a summer camp. At Camp Thurman she started as a counselor and has work for the past 8 years with Camp Thurman’s night camp programs.

Glenda Keilstrup

Dipper
Registration

Glenda is a native Texan and has lived most of her life in the DFW area. In the early 90’s, when CT was still a part of the Pantego Bible Church ministry, participants in her summer computer camps shared time between the school and camp activities. She joined the staff of Camp Thurman in 1996, when she began to write the computer program for registration.

Kristin Kimmell

Bambi
Registration

Kristin’s history with Camp Thurman began in 1978, as a camp CIT, then assistant and horse wrangler. She and her horse Shoshone shared rides daily with the campers. Each year after that she worked as an assistant until she was old enough to be a counselor.

Aaron Phillips

Southpaw
Facilities

Aaron grew up in and he has been a part of Camp Thurman summers since 2014 serving as both a counselor, ropes facilitator, and maintenance. This is his first full year at camp working in facilities. He just graduated from Texas tech university with a degree in business management and is excited for this new life stage.

Stephen Turner

Bolt
Facilities

Stephen grew up just around the corner from camp and attended camp as a camper. He then started working at camp in 2009 in the summers and then later came became a full-time staff member. He attends First Christion Church Arlington where he grew up in the Word of God.

Haley Walker

Trailmix
Finances

Haley first came to Camp Thurman as happy camper in the 1990s. In 2007 she joined the summer staff as a counselor and has had the opportunity over the years to serve in many areas at camp from the office to night camp to lifeguarding to taking photos and more! She joined the full time staff in 2014 to serve with finances.