MEET OUR TEAM!
Rich Swartwood – Executive Director
Rich became a part of the Camp Lake Stephens team in January of 2018, and we are grateful for his leadership! With over 24 years of camping ministry experience in Indiana and Minnesota, Rich has demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of fund development, staff management, innovative programming, and expanding access for diverse audiences. His family consists of his amazing wife Caroline as well as his three lovely children – Ryan, Caitlyn, and Eric. Rich’s hobbies include biking, woodworking (turning and small work), being with family, and reading. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chap Fenwick – Assistant Director
Sally McLellan – Office Manager & Registrar
Wes Partin – Property Manager
Wesley “Wes” Partin joined the Camp Lake Stephens staff as Property Manager in early September 2018. A native of West Point, MS, Wes has lived in Tupelo for nearly 30 years. Prior to working with CLS, Wes spent 15 years with Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity as Construction Manager. He and his wife, Kristen, have 6 children between them and 2 amazing grandchildren! Wes loves being outdoors and doesn’t mind getting muddy! Working at CLS fulfills his long-time dream of working with a Christian camp and allows him the opportunity to use his God given talents to serve.
Linda Fleming – Food Service Director
Linda Fleming has been serving as our Food Service Director since the spring of 2017, but she has been on the CLS staff ever since she closed her bakery back in 2014. She is married to John Henry, and they have two dogs – Lucy and Banks. Having grown up with two parents who were Methodist ministers, Linda feels right at home at Camp Lake Stephens!
Bottom Row, L to R: Kayla Mattox, Kyle Chickvara, & Evan Wesson
Top Row, L to R: Joel Garrott & Sarah Brister
Camp Lake Stephens, a United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center, is committed to being a place where children, youth, and adults can encounter God and respond in faith to God’s call to transform the world.