Full Time Staff
Linda E. Harris, Executive Director
Linda has been an integral part of the ministry of Camp Willow Run for 40 years. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Linda was formerly married to Rev. Erbie W. Mangum, Jr., founder of Camp Willow Run, who died June 16, 1975. She then married Robert T. Harris. Linda has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Linda’s heart is, “To proclaim God’s glory through Christ-centered camping so that boys and girls, men and women, might come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and grow in their faith.” Currently, Linda’s main focus is the development of Camp Willow Springs.
Robbie Harris, Director of Operations & Development
Robbie has served on full time staff since 1995. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.S. in Business Management. Robbie received his MBA from Campbell University. Christian camping has been very influential in his life as he attended Camp Willow Run as a camper from grades 3-12 and served on summer staff. His desire is “to provide a camping environment in which campers learn more about a relationship with Jesus Christ while having fun!” Robbie and his wife, Kristie (also a former CWR summer staffer) are the proud parents of Jackson, Eli, and Thad.
Luke Newton, Summer Camp Director
Luke has served on full time staff since August of 2008. He graduated from Southeastern College at Wake Forest with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and pursued further graduate studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Luke served on summer staff for five summers.
Kevin Adams, Retreat Director
Kevin has served on full time staff since 1989. He graduated with an A.S. from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. from Columbia International University. He also holds a teachers diploma from CIU. Kevin shares, “My heart for seeing others come to Christ through Christian camping extends from my own personal camping experience as a youth. It is my desire to know Christ deeper and to make Him known to others.” Kevin and his wife, May, have four children, Kelsey, Anna, Patrick, and Haley
Jeremy Davis, Associate Director – Programs & Retreats
Jeremy has served on full time staff since 2005. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Geography and History. Jeremy also served on summer staff for 5 summers. His passion for Christian camping comes from the tremendous impact it has had on his own life. His desire is for each young person that comes to camp to understand the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
May Adams, Food Service Manager
Amy Cooke, Registrar
Gina Newsome, Administrative Assistant