Camp Directors

Build Week :  Joshua Sabedra

Joshua Sabedra was raised in Duncan, OK and now resides in Edmond, OK. He was classically trained as a chef at culinary school, works at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club as an apprentice/cook, and is also a certified archery instructor. Joshua has been attending Camp Lu-Jo KISMIF nearly all his life and Camp Lu-Jo is the highlight of every year for him. The deep relationships with his closest friends are a direct result of Lu-Jo, including his future wife Michelle Fuller. One of the biggest reasons Joshua loves camp is due to the personal growth he accomplishes every year and the life-long memories he has made at camp. Even away from Lu-Jo, when he’s with friends the funny stories from camp are usually the topic of conversation and two of Joshua’s favorite times at Lu-Jo are the evening flagpole devotional and singing in the cellar. Listening to young men and women sing praises to God is one of his favorite things at camp and when everyone’s voices are enhanced by the wonderful acoustics there, it is one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever hear!  If you are newly graduated or in college, don’t miss this perfect way to start your summer and build your relationship with God and the life-long friendships that you’ll make here!

Jump Week :  Robert Paul Gregg

2018 is the 25th 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… 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

2018 is Jason Hosch‘s 4th year to direct this great session.  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 18 years, and served as President of the Board of Directors during the construction of the north dorm and dining hall.  Jason, his wife Deanna, and three daughters live in Duncan, OK.  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.  If you have a camper going into 4th-12th grade, they will love this great session!

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!   2018 will be his 57th summer at Lu-Jo and his 42nd 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

2018 will be Austin Hughes‘ first year to be a director at Camp Lu-Jo and for Strive Week. Austin has served on the Board of Directors for 1 year and has been part of the staff at Real week for the past 6 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

2018 is Randy Mathis‘ 3rd 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 16 years, and served on the Lu-Jo board of directors for 6 years.  Randy has been a full-time preacher for 14 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!

2018 is the 3rd year for Troy Rogers to co-direct Connect.  He is also a co-director for Camp Lu-Jo’s Fall Focus and serves as the youth and family minister for the Northwest church of Christ in Lawton, OK.  He has worked in the ministry field for 8 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!

Fall Focus :  Josh Mallow, Troy Rogers, Thomas Wood

Josh Mallow  will be directing his 5th year of the Fall Focus retreat in 2018.  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 5th year of directing Fall Focus for Troy Rogers, who is also a co-director for Connect Week at Lu-Jo.  He serves as the youth and family minister for the Northwest church of Christ in Lawton, OK  and has worked in the ministry field for 8 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.

2018 is Thomas Wood‘s 5th 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!