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 regional accounting firm before serving as the Director of Appalachian Christian Camp.
He is actively involved in his church and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Christian Student Fellowship at East Tennessee State University, the Board of Directors of the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce, and serves as the Chair of the Christian Camp Leaders Board of Advisors.
Aaron and his family attend First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN. Aaron and his wife Julie have one son and one daughter and two grandchildren.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melanie Poling, Office Assistant
Melanie Poling joined the camp team in 2021 assisting in registrations, bookkeeping and other office duties. Melanie is also a piano teacher, teaching students for over 20 years.
Melanie and her husband, attend First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN.