ACC Staff


Aaron Morris, Executive Director

Aaron Morris came to Appalachian Christian Camp as Director in the Fall of 2000. He grew up as a camper at Camp ACC, served on the summer staff for four years, and served as a volunteer counselor for eight years. Aaron received a degree in Computer & Information Sciences at East Tennessee State University and served as the Network Administrator for Blackburn, Childers & Steagall before serving as the Director of Appalachian Christian Camp.

Aaron and his family attend First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN. Aaron and his wife Julie have one son and one daughter.

You can contact Aaron at aaron@campacc.com or at (423) 743-3910 ext 11.


Julie Morris, Operations Director

Julie Morris came to Appalachian Christian Camp as the Office Manager at the end of 2004. Julie grew up as a camper at Camp ACC, and served as a volunteer counselor for eight years with her husband Aaron. Before joining the staff full-time in 2004, Julie has served as the 1st Aid Attendant, worked in the kitchen, served as kitchen manager, and volunteer office help. Julie received a degree in Political Science at East Tennessee State University.

Julie and her family attend First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN.

You can contact Julie at julie@campacc.com or at (423) 743-3910 ext 10.


Juan Villalba, Community Relations Director

Juan Villalba joined the Camp ACC staff in 2016. As Community Relations Director, Juan is responsible for helping foster and maintaining good relationships with our Summer Campers & their Volunteers, Guest Groups, Supporting Churches, and our Community. Juan joined the Camp ACC after serving several years as a Social Services Counselor, and volunteering at Camp ACC for several years and in varies leadership positions.

Juan is a graduate of Johnson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Counseling and is in the final semester, earning a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University. He is originally from Elizabethton, TN. Juan and his fiance, Bryanne Dennis are members of Poplar Ridge Christian Church, in Piney Flats, TN.

You can contact Juan at juan@campacc.com or at (423) 743-3910 ext 12.


Sallie Biles, Guest Services Coordinator

Sallie Biles has a long history with Appalachian Christian Camp. Over the years Sasllie has been a camper, volunteer counselor, summer staff member and currently serves as a Program Director in the Pathwway Program. Sallie also serves as our Guest Services Coordinator in the summer time. Sallie brings a great passiong for service and ministry to the job.

Outside of summers at Camp ACC, Sallie is employed by First Christian Church in Johnson City serving in the preschool as a four year old co teacher. She is also a current student at Emmanuel Christian Seminary and pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree. She is excited to serve the variety of individuals that God will send to the ministry of Camp ACC. In her spare time she likes photography and loves to travel.

You can contact Sallie at sbiles@campacc.com.


Katie Sell, Kitchen Manager

Katie Sell is serving her second summer as our Kitchen Manager after many summers on summer staff. Katie also serves as a Program Director in the Pathwway Program. Sallie

Kaite is finishing her undergraduate degree at Milligan College and will soon pursue further education studying law.

You can contact Katie at ksell@campacc.com.


Pat Absalom, Maintenance Director

Pat Absalom has been the Maintenance Director for Appalachian Christian Camp since the fall of 2000. Pat has an extensive background in many forms of construction, maintenance and transportation.

Pat, his wife Cathi, and his two children attend Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, TN.

You can contact Pat at pat@campacc.com or at (423) 743-3910 ext 14.


Gary Rose, Maintenance Assistant

Gary Rose has been the Maintenance Assistant for Appalachian Christian Camp since 2003. Gary serves as the 'right-hand-man' of Pat Absalom. Prior to coming to Camp ACC, Gary worked in construction for over 20 years.

Gary and his Wife Shawn have one daughter and they attend First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN.

You can contact Gary at gary@campacc.com or at (423) 743-3910 ext 14.


Sandy Bennett, Office Assistant

Sandy Bennett has served in the office since 2008 assisting in registrations, bookkeeping and other office duties. Prior to coming to Camp ACC, Sandy retired from over 40 years in banking at Hamilton Bank & Suntrust Bank.

Sandy and her husband, Jim attend First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN.

You can contact Sandy at sandy@campacc.com or at (423) 743-3910 ext 10.