Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Ohio Bible Conference (also known as the Mt. Hope Bible Camp board) is comprised of the following individuals and positions:
Troy Dotson, President
Troy Dotson has served on the Board for the past 2 years and has been involved with the ministries of Mt. Hope ever since he was a teenager. Troy has served in many positions at camp, but most recently as Program Director, Head Cabin Leader and Maintenance. Troy and his wife, Amy reside in Seaman, Ohio and attend Full Life Church where Troy serves as pastor.
Brett Wilson, Vice President
Brett Wilson has served on the Board for the past 2 years, and has been involved with Mt. Hope Bible Camp for 21 years. While being involved with Mt. Hope Bible Camp, he has served in many positions, including Program Director, Head Cabin Leader, Cabin Leader, Bible Teacher, and Evangelist. Mt. Hope Bible Camp is a special place to Brett, and he loves seeing the opportunity kids have to hear about and receive Jesus. Brett enjoys music, and enjoys worshiping through singing, and playing the piano and guitar. Brett is married to his wife, Sara, and have two children – Ty and Aubrey. Together they serve as Mt. Hope Bible Camp Directors. Brett and his family reside in Otway, Ohio, and attend Hills Chapel CU Church.
Dennis J Grooms, Treasurer
Dennis Grooms has served on the Mt. Hope Bible Camp Board for several years, and has been involved with the Camp for the past 38 years. While at Mt. Hope Bible Camp, Dennis has served as Cabin Leader, Head Cabin Leader, and Bible Teacher. His favorite aspect of Camp is the emphasis placed upon the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dennis, from Blue Creek, Ohio, is a Teacher and also serves as the Pastor of Moore’s Chapel UMC Church.
Peg Jolly, Secretary
Peggy Jolly has been involved with Mt. Hope Bible Camp for 35 years, and has served on the Board for the past 22 years. While at Camp, she has served as Cabin Leader, Dean of Women, Cook, Recreation Director, Bible Teacher, Cook, Dishwasher, and Camp Director. Mt. Hope has helped to boost Peggy’s spiritual life, and her favorite part is leading young people to Christ. In addition to having a great impact on her life, the camp has greatly influenced her three children. Mt. Hope Bible Camp is also special to Peggy, as both she and her daughter held their weddings there. Peggy, a retired teacher and dairy farmer, and her husband Dean live in Hillsboro, Ohio, and attend Hillsboro Baptist Church.
Mike Maple, Board Member
Mike Maple has served on the Mt. Hope Bible Camp Board for the past year, and has been involved with the Camp for the past 40 years. Mt. Hope Bible Camp has become a vital part of Mike’s summers, where he has served as Cabin Leader, Head Boys Cabin Leader, Bible Teacher, and a variety of other needed positions. One of Mike’s favorite things about camp is the ability to disconnect from the outside world and focus on God and Bible for a week at a time, with no distractions such as electronics. Mike considers it an honor to be included on the Board, and entrusted with the continued ministry that was started many years ago, to reach the youth of Southern Ohio. Mike works for the US Postal Service. He and his wife Lori have two daughters, and live in Waverly Ohio. They attend New Covenant CCCU Church.
Jeff Morgan, Board Member
Jeff Morgan has served on the Board for the past 3 years, and has been involved with Mt. Hope Bible Camp for the past 35 years. Jeff has held many positions at the Camp, including Cabin Leader, Program Director, Maintenance and Repair, Cook, Boys Head Cabin Leader, Song Leader, and Pioneer Camp Leader. His favorite part of Mt. Hope Bible Camp is seeing God’s Word work in changing lives. He says that God’s Word is timeless: for every generation, every people, from anywhere! Jeff is a Rural Mail Carrier for the US Postal Service, and is also a pilot, scuba diver, and enjoys riding his motorcycle. Jeff and his wife Anita reside in Peebles, Ohio, and attend Evergreen Baptist Church.
Amy Dotson, Board Member
Amy Dotson has been involved with Mt. Hope Bible Camp her entire life, as her grandparents (Dale and Belva Beery) started the camp. She has served on the Board for the past 2½ years. At Mt. Hope Bible Camp, Amy has served as a Cabin Leader, Recreation Director, and Head Cabin Leader. Her favorite part of Camp is Time Alone With God. Amy is a High School Math Teacher, and resides in Seaman, Ohio, with her husband Troy. They attend Full Life Church.
Jonathan King, Board Member
Jonathan King has served on the Board of Directors for 2 years, but has been connected to Mt. Hope Bible Camp for 30+ years. He began attending as a camper, but has more recently served as evangelist. One of Jonathan's favorite things about camp is that it provides an opportunity for the body of Christ to work together and to demonstrate to campers true Christian community. Jonathan manages a water utility in Lucasville, Ohio and also serves as pastor at Hill's Chapel CU Church. Additionally, he serves as the taekwondo instructor for Kicks 4 Jesus at Mt. Hope Bible Camp. Jonathan and his wife, Amanada have two children, and live in Otway, Ohio.
Garry Rucker, Board Member Emeritus
Garry Rucker has served on the Board of Directors for 20+ years and has been a part of the ministry of Mt. Hope Bible Camp even before his appointment to the board. Garry, as he recalls, would travel down from Chillicothe, Ohio to work maintenance on his days off to help keep the camp in good working order. Garry and his wife, Martha reside in Chillicothe, Ohio.