Board Members

Jon Glock
Chairman of the Board

Jon Glock received his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Emmaus Bible College in 1991. He studied at Dallas Theological Seminary and received an M.A. in Biblical Studies in 1994. Since that time, Jon has served in the youth and adult ministries at College Heights Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Jon has served Emmaus since 1994 both as the Director of Admissions and as adjunct faculty; he currently holds the position of Dean for Student Affairs. He maintains a dynamic itinerant preaching ministry as he frequents camps and conferences across North America. Jon and his wife, Kati, are the proud parents of Anna Kate and Jonathan.

Matthew Phelan
President

Matt serves as the Executive Director of Horton Haven Christian Camp. His involvement with the camp goes back 1976 while serving as a counselor during college. After spending 18 years working in computer technology he came to the camp full time in 1995. He is involved year round in day-to-day operations of camp ministry. He also is an Elder and shares in teaching responsibilities at the Nashville Gospel Chapel in Nashville. Matt and his wife Wendy make their home near the camp. They have three grown children, Justin (married to Claire), Holly and Nathan (married to Gisel) and one grand-daughter Della. In his spare time Matt enjoys backpacking and riding his motorcycle.

Dave King
Vice President

Dave and Teresa King have been working with children in the public schools, private schools and summer camps for over 40 years. They have served at Horton Haven and in Alaska, Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington. Using his friend Homer, Dave presents the message of faith and spiritual growth in the Lord Jesus Christ. The children enjoy Homer, illusions, Biblical lessons and filmstrips. Dave serves as an elder at Christian Believers of Donelson. Dave and his wife Teresa have taught our Staff Training for many years here at HHCC. They have two children and five grandchildren. 

Amber Willis
Secretary
Having been involved with Horton Haven since 1982, Amber has served as Cabin Leader, Cook, and most recently Prayer Warrior.  She has also helped coordinate the Annual Ladies Weekend Away Conference.  Currently she is working as a Chiropractic Assistant.  Among her many interests and hobbies are sewing, blogging, American Girl Club, and period dramas. She is passionate about encouraging young mothers and enjoys her role as a "Mimi" most of all. Amber and her husband, Allen, are actively involved in their local church and are parents of four children and 5 grandchildren.  They currently reside in Lebanon, TN.
Patrick Warner
Treasurer

 

Pat has been involved with Horton Haven since arriving in Tennessee from New York in 1988, and has served on the board since the early 1990’s. He has served in children’s work as State Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tennessee for fifteen years, and for thirty years before that he worked in Information Technology, first as a computer programmer then eventually ending that career as an executive. He serves as an elder at the Nashville Gospel Chapel in Nashville, TN and is involved in preaching and teaching. Pat and his wife Myrtle reside in the Bellevue area of Nashville and have two children: Donna (married to Gerry Lewis and residing in Seattle, WA), and Robert (married to Adria Johnson and residing in Plano, TX). Pat and Myrtle enjoy the very best six grandkids (five girls one boy) in the whole wide world, though not as often as they would like. Their greatest joy is that each of these has already made a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus. Horton Haven has played a vital role in the spiritual development of Pat & Myrtle’s son, and they are delighted to see Robert and his wife Adria serve as speakers for one of the Junior High camps at HHCC for several years.

Peter Burns

Peter received a B.A. in Business Administration from King College and a M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He lives in Murfreesboro and attends New Heights Chapel, where he serves as a deacon.  Peter is a builder and owns Burns Built Homes, a division of Decker Construction.  He is married to Sunshine and they have three children: Bright, Decker John and Chapel.  His hobbies include hunting, fishing and gardening. 

Dan Decker

Dan has been a board member since 1982 and lives on a farm in Murfreesboro with wife Trisha. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Dan is a contractor and developer who owns Decker Construction Co. and is a partner in Decker and Belt Co. He serves as an elder at New Heights Chapel and is involved with the ministry of Special Kids. His hobbies include hunting, running, and backpacking.

John Newland

John was born again in 1974, while stationed at Chanute Air Force Base at Rantoul, Illinois. He and his family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1977, where he completed his industrial electrical training. In 1984, he went to work for Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga and served there for 24 1/2 years before retiring and moving to Monteagle, Tennessee. John is currently in fellowship with the saints at Cumberland Bible Chapel. 

 

"I receive great joy and satisfaction serving and helping the saints. After my first time at Horton Haven family camp, some years ago, it has been my desire to help in whatever way possible. I learned to love this place where young and old alike can be given the gospel, some for the first time. I love to hear of saints being encouraged and edified, away from the day to day distractions, and young people carrying the gospel of Christ home with them. Praise God!"

 

2 Peter 3:9 "...that none should perish...but that all should come to repentance."

Lauren Moore HuYoung

Lauren has been around Horton Haven since her early childhood and has been involved as both a camper and staff member. While attending Wheaton College, she met her husband, Mark HuYoung. They were married in 1997 and together they have four children: Brady, Zoe, Sadie, and Layla. They attend Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, TN, where Lauren serves as a small group leader in women’s Bible study and also supports Mark in his role as a community group leader, hosting small group Bible study and fellowship. Outside of family and church, Lauren enjoys all kinds of exercise and outdoor activity. Her newest endeavors include hunting with her son and learning the game of golf so that she can join the rest of her family who already play.

John Phelan

A native of Nashville Tennessee, John Phelan was born again in 1947 while serving in the United States Navy. After graduation with a degree in Mortuary Science he worked as a mortician before attending Emmaus Bible College, now in Dubuque Iowa. Following several year in the data processing field, he went full time in the Lord’s work in 1965. With a passion for preaching the Gospel and with a shepherd’s heart for the people of God, he served as an elder at the Nashville Gospel Chapel. He was one of the founders on Horton Haven Christian Camp and has served in many capacities over the years. He has been married to Mary Lou for 63 years, They have three children, seven grandchildren and an increasing number of “greats”.