Jeremy and Molly Deitch (Owners / Head Directors)
Jeremy and Molly grew up in the Chattanooga area and attend Ridgedale Baptist Church. Jeremy has worked with and directed multiple camps and afterschool programs throughout the last 19 years in Tennessee, Nevada, and in Massachusetts. Molly is a Registered Nurse at Erlanger Hospital. He and Molly are proud parents of 3 boys. Jeremy majored in Economics with a minor in Commercial Recreation and Tourism at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Our goal is that all involved with Camp Big Fish will grow emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and that through everything accomplished, praise and honor God.
Christy Harrell (Managing Director, All Camps)
Christy is currently a middle school teacher in the Hamilton County school system. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. She has been a bible study leader, field trip and worship planner, camp counselor, assistant director, and the director throughout the years. Christy has grown up in the Chattanooga area and currently lives in Harrison with her husband, David, and their two children, Megan and Peyton.
Robert & Ashley Butler (Directors, Knoxville Campus)
Robert grew up in Northeast TX, but moved here in pursuit of his now wife, Ashley, and has been here for the past 3 years! He has had experience with youth camps, youth ministry, and is now a middle school math teacher in the Knox County School System. He and his wife Ashley are loving being the parents of their son, Moses. Robert majored in Christian Theology at East Texas Baptist University and later earned a teaching certification for middle grades 4th-8th. The Butlers are thrilled to invest in the lives of young people through Camp Big Fish!
Krista Pruett (Director, Ooltewah Campus)
Krista received BS degree from University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Worked in daycare/summer camp for 6 years before having four children. Krista has been involved with all levels of education as volunteer on PTA boards, classrooms, sports, and VBS. Krista worked summer 2013 as Assistant Director of CBF Ooltewah campus. For summer of 2014 she is looking forward to being Director at CBF Ooltewah campus.
Emilea Stebelton (Director, Hixson Campus)
Emilea grew up in East Tennessee and moved to Chattanooga in 2000 although she has moved to her home town a few times. She has always called Chattanooga HOME! She is married to wonderful husband and they have 3 beautiful daughters and a crazy dog. She has many years of experience with children, youth as well as the elderly. Her passion is helping others find the right path while being a positive and loving person in others life. Emilea has her Early Education certificate, a Bachelors in Child and Family Studied and is currently working on her Master at Liberty University in Counseling.
Lisa Grant, (Director, East Brainerd Campus)
Lisa has been a preschool teacher for the last 14 years. She currently teaches a 4 yr old class at Ooltewah Baptists CLP program. She is married to Telly and they have 3 teenage children. She has been involved at Eastwood church for 23 years. Lisa has worked with Camp Big Fish for the last 3 years and she is very excited about directing our newest campus in East Brainerd this year!
Jeff Duncan (Children's Minister for all Camps)
Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry from Lee University of Cleveland TN in 2002. He then continued his education at Liberty University Theological Seminary in Lynchburg VA where he received a Masters in Christian Leadership Studies. Jeff is married with 2 wonderful kids.
For the past 9 years Jeff has served the Lord as a Youth Pastor, a Church Planter, and an Associate Pastor. Jeff now serves as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Families at Meadowview Baptist Church in Georgetown, TN and part time Children's Minister at Camp Big Fish. His life's passion is to live life worthy of the calling he has received ( Eph. 4:1) and to lead others on a journey toward Christ.
At the heart of our camp program are the individuals who have energy, enthusiasm, and the desire and ability to work with children. Each year we select only the most qualified and mature staff members to work with our campers. This dynamic group of individuals will be responsible for your child’s safety as well as his/ her fun. We take great pride in saying we have the best staff in the area.
For a person to become a member of the Camp Big Fish staff, they have to:
1. Pass the initial screening of applications
2. Participate in up to three interviews
3. Successfully complete our orientation and training program
4. Demonstrate a good attitude and strong work ethic
5. Pass a background check
6. Never settle for less than excellence
7. Above all- have a genuine love for children and love for seeing children have fun!
If you are interested in joining the staff at Camp Big Fish, please fill out one of these