MATT WOODEN | CAMP DIRECTOR
Matt has been director of ECC Camps since 2002. He has his Master’s in Christan Studies from Trinity (wrote his thesis on running a camp!) and his Master’s in Education from Indiana University. Matt and his wife Leah have been married since 2002 and have three children: Ellie, Benny, and Rowan. When he’s not directing camps, Matt likes to be reading, writing, and eating. His day job is teaching fourth grade in Bloomington, Indiana. Contact Matt at email@example.com.
RICK MAXSON | CAMP SPEAKER
Rick is by day a tenured professor of Speech & Communication at Drury University in Springfield, MO. He has been with us at camp longer than anyone — since 1995! Rick has staffed and spoken at many camps over the years, but he’ll tell you (with only gentle pressuring) that we’re his favorite. Rick has authored many of our camp songs, including icons such as “Love It When We Camp at Olivet” and “Preo Bus Come.” Be prepared — your campers won’t stop singing them for weeks! Rick’s three children (David, Stan, and Natalie) are also camp fixtures.
ROB GIRVIN | DIRECTOR
Rob is part of ECC’s full-time staff as Director of Youth Ministries. At camp, Rob directs our counselor and junior counselor staff. Rob and his wife Anna Rose married in 2013, and one of these days we’ll get her out to camp, too! According to his Facebook page, Rob is a fan of Jesus, road trips, beaches, and fire. Minus the beaches, he is a perfect fit for our staff! Contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAVID MAXSON | ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR
Being the son of legendary camp speaker Rick Maxson has not gone to the head of this impressive youth. After completing his undergrad degree in Communications, he performed charity work in New Orleans for a year and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in communications at Penn State University. When he’s not with us at camp, David dresses up like a British chef, leads confused five year olds in parachute games, and polishes his contraband potato cannon. Wait, that’s what he does at camp. Outside of camp, we hear he’s a great guy, though.