Camp Lu-Jo KISMIF, Inc., is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors made up of the following Christian men and women.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Mr. Jason Foster
Ms. Julie Foster
Mr. Nathan Gatewood
Mr. Robert Gregg
Dr. Steve Gregg
Mr. Wesley Hess
Mr. Jason Hosch
Mr. Austin Hughes
Dr. David Keck
Mrs. Janna Lee
Wichita Falls, TX
Mr. Tim Lee
Mr. Landon Lewis
Mrs. Paula Lewis
Mr. Josh Mallow
Mr. Randy Mathis
Mr. Bill D. Mayes
Mr. Jason Retherford
Mr. Steven Richardson
Mr. Troy Rogers
Mr. Roberto Seda
Oklahoma City, OK
Mr. Scott Taylor
Mr. Thomas Wood
Jump Week: Robert Paul Gregg
2020 is the 27th year for Robert Paul Gregg of Edmond, OK to direct Jump Week, a great high school session for those going into 9th grade – graduated seniors. He has spent his entire life (literally) at Lu-Jo KISMIF from the time his mom brought him out to camp when just six months old to surprise his dad, Robert Gregg, when he was directing one of his weeks. With over 40 years experience of camping, being on staff, and directing there are so many fun memories and great times that have taken place. It has been said many times that Camp Lu-Jo is a little bit of Heaven on earth…..and Robert Paul truly believes that. Jump Week is the one week he looks forward to every year and even though the summer is started with Jump Week, it is by far the best week every summer!! Robert Paul says the best thing about Lu-Jo is being out there and seeing young people (campers and staff) build relationships with each other while strengthening their own personal relationships with God and growing in Him. His favorite part of each day is during the evening flagpole devotional with everyone at camp around the flagpole, singing and praising God under the stars…..it is so wonderful! If you have a high school student, be sure they start their summer with this great week!
Reunion Week & Day Camp: Jason Hosch
2023 is Jason Hosch‘s 8th year to direct this great session called Reunion Week! Jason has directed past fall retreats, KISMIF Days, Family Camp, and has also served on the staff of Peak Week for over twenty years as chorus director, late night director, junior staff development, teacher, junior counselor, day camp director, and quiet time leader. He also was a camper for 8 years, has served on the Board of Directors for 21 years, and served as President of the Board of Directors during the construction of the north dorm / dining hall and during the two years of the recent pandemic. Jason and his wife Deana live in Duncan, OK and attend Chisholm Trail Church of Christ! One of his favorite camp memories is creating the infamous and illustrious Visual Hunting game with Nathan Gatewood and playing the Word Game with Ron Bruner, Steve Gregg, and David Bedford. His co-directors are some of his best friends, Jason Retherford and Trent Smith. Together, all three of us have a combined full-time and volunteer youth ministry experience of over 60 years! We are always excited for another deep dive in God’s Word! This year we are focusing on the incredible message found in the letter of 1 John! If you have a camper going into 4th-12th grade, they will love this great session! If you have children going into K-3rd grade, you can come out during our Day Camp this same week! Register right here on this website for both!! Look forward to seeing you all!!
Super Week: Bill Mayes
If you want a camp director who has spent countless weeks at Camp Lu-Jo, then look no further than Bill Mayes of Krum, TX! 2023 will be his 62nd summer at Lu-Jo and his 47th year to direct this Super Week of camp that is specifically geared toward those entering the 4th-6th grade in the fall. Bill currently serves as the pulpit minister at the Krum church of Christ and has also served many years on the Camp Lu-Jo Board of Directors. He is the only known person to have spent at least one week at Camp Lu-Jo every summer since it’s very first session and now has the great joy of watching his grandkids growing up in the same place he has loved since childhood. If you have a young person entering 4th-6th grade, this is the perfect week to get them started at Lu-Jo!
Strive Week: Austin Hughes
2023 is Austin Hughes‘ 6th year to be a director at Camp Lu-Jo for Strive Week. Austin has served on the Board of Directors for 6 years and has been part of the staff at Real week for the past 11 years. Austin grew up going to many camp sessions and thanks directors Robert Paul Gregg, Steve Gregg, Bill Mayes, and Chris King for being such positive influences on his spiritual life.
Austin and his wife Kelly are members of the Tuttle Church of Christ where they are active in teaching classes, VBS, and many other church activities. Austin has worked at Oklahoma Christian University since 2014 as the Director of Payroll and Benefits. His favorite memories of camp are late nights with best friends, paint wars, and making friendships that are still strong today.
Connect Week: Randy Mathis, Troy Rogers
2023 is Randy Mathis‘ 8th year to co-direct Connect Week. He directed 2 years of the Lu- Jo winter retreat, has been on staff during several camp weeks of Lu-Jo for 19 years, and served on the Lu-Jo board of directors for 10 years. Randy has been a full-time preacher for 18 years and currently serves as the pulpit minister for the church of Christ in Ackerly, TX where he lives with his lovely wife and three children. Some of his favorite Lu-Jo memories are Weeknight Updates with Barry Haynes and Deep Thoughts. If you are seeking a deeper connection with God and want to have a great time meeting friends and having new experiences, Connect Week is the week for you!
2023 is the 8th year for Troy Rogers to co-direct Connect Week. He is also a co-director for Camp Lu-Jo’s Fall Focus and serves as the pulpit minister for the Northwest church of Christ in Lawton, OK. He has worked in the ministry field for 10 years. Troy has served on the Lu-Jo Board of Directors, as staff at Lu-Jo for several years, and has been involved in serving Christian camps for over a decade. He has many great memories of camp from his years as camper and staff with the highlights of flagpole devotionals and singing in the cellar. It’s Troy’s prayer that you connect your heart with God’s during Connect Week so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Summit Week: James Waugh
2020 is the inaugural year for Summit Week, directed by James Waugh of Mustang, OK. He serves as a minister for the Lakehoma church of Christ in Mustang.
Fall Focus: Josh Mallow, Troy Rogers, Thomas Wood
Josh Mallow will be directing his 10th year of the Fall Focus retreat in 2023. He has been attending camp Lu-Jo since he began attending Super Week back in 1988 as a camper! Josh is the minister for the Temple church of Christ in Temple, OK and is also employed as a clinical pharmacist for the Department of Veteran Affairs. For 9 years, Josh served as a deacon for the Sullivan Village church in Lawton, OK, where he was tasked with youth education and ministry. He has many special fall retreat memories and prays that these will grow in their relationships with God and each other out at Fall Focus!
This will be the 10th year of directing Fall Focus for Troy Rogers, who is also a co-director for Connect Week at Lu-Jo. He serves as the pulpit minister for the Northwest church of Christ in Lawton, OK and has worked in the ministry field for 10 years. Troy has served on the Lu-Jo Board of Directors, as staff at Lu-Jo for several years, and has been involved in serving Christian youth camps for over a decade. He has many great memories from his years as camper and staff with the highlights of flagpole devotionals and singing in the cellar.
2023 is Thomas Wood‘s 10th year to co-direct the Fall Focus retreat. He has been attending Camp Lu-Jo since a very young age and now serves on the board of directors. Thomas has been a camper and part of the staff at several sessions for a number of years. Fond memories include the old fall retreats and he looks forward to making new memories every year. Please join everyone at Fall Focus to make sure your life is in focus!