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, adjunct faculty, and the position of Vice President for Advancement. He currently works for Believers Stewardship Services as a Trust Officer.  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

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 (married to Darin), and Nathan (married to Gisel) and five grandchildren Della, John, Willow, Mia and Evie. 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 50 years. They have served at Horton Haven and in Alaska, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia 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. 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
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 Women's 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 7 grandchildren.  They currently reside in Lebanon, TN.
Patrick Warner


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 Nashville, TN), and Robert (married to Adria Johnson and residing in Plano, TX). Pat and Myrtle enjoy the very best seven grandkids (six 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 seven 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.

Dan Sargent

Dan and his wife JoAnn have been a part of Horton Haven for many years as they both began volunteering back in the late 70's.  Dan works for Pioneer Honda in Winchester, TN doing small engine repair.  He lives in Monteagle and serves as an elder at Cumberland Bible Chapel.  He has two grown daughters and six grandchildren.