• The Wilds Staff

Ken Hay

Ken & Diane Hay

Ken Hay is one of the founders of The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center. Currently the Chairman of the Board, Ken served as the Director and President for over 35 years. Dr. Hay graduated from Bob Jones University in 1955 with a degree in Bible, and in 1957 he received his M.A. in Bible. The Hays continue to conduct family and parenting conferences in local churches.

Ken and his wife, Diane, have three children, twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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Ken & Mardi Collier

After receiving his degree in Church Administration at Bob Jones University, Ken Collier joined The Wilds full-time staff. Ken has served as the Director, Program Director, and Assistant Director. In January of 2007 he assumed the role of President of The Wilds. Ken has participated in every summer program in the history of the camp. In addition to his camp responsibilities, he is active in his local church. He has also co-authored a book, Biblical Leadership, with Matt Williams from Northland International University. 

Ken and his wife, Mardi, have four children and fourteen grandchildren.

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Rand & Amber Hummel

Rand Hummel is the Director of The Wilds of New England located in the peaceful, rural setting of Deering, New Hampshire. Prior to this position, Rand was the Assistant Director of The Wilds in North Carolina, and served as the Program Director of The Wilds for 20 years. Rand has authored several Bible helps for adults and teens to help them in their daily Christian walk. Rand holds a B.A. in Bible and an honorary doctorate from Bob Jones University, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Rand and his wife, Amber, have two children and one grandchild.

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Matt Herbster

Matt Herbster earned a B.A. in Bible in 1995 from Bob Jones University and a M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Heart of America Theological Seminary in 1997. He joined The Wilds Staff in 1997, serving on the Program Staff and as the Program Director until he was appointed Director in the fall of 2013. The Lord gave him and his wife of 18 years, Julie, five children before calling her home to be with Him. In April 2014, God in His sovereign plan, brought Tiffany to serve alongside him.

John Bott

John & Tina Bott

John Bott received his degree in Bible in 1989 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, and came to The Wilds that same year. John serves as the Program Marketing Director, coordinating the travel groups that go out from the camp. During the summer, John is the “sponsor liaison” for the hundreds of adults that bring young people to camp each.

John and his wife, Tina, have two children.

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