Executive Director, LEAD Collective
Cam has been living and serving in the Nicholtown community for almost 7 years with his wife, Joy and their two kids (MJ and Zion).
They founded the ministry of Eleos in April of 2016, in partnership with the Phillis Wheatley Community Center after meeting with various community leaders and asking how they could best serve in the neighborhood.
They began by launching an Open gym, and have since developed tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development programs.
Cam has historically served as a full-time pastor at Summit Church, but beginning in January 2020 he will be serving the LEAD Collective as the Executive Director.
Program Director, Éleos
Grace Bridger was born & raised in Greenville, SC! She got introduced into the non-profit world in 2017 & hasn’t looked back since. She started as a summer crew leader at Mill Village Farms in 2017, then served as their youth program coordinator through AmeriCorps from 2018-19! Right as her term was ending, a mutual friend connected to Éleos told her about a position opening & she became our Program Director in the Fall of 2019.
High School/Middle School Coordinator, Éleos
He’re’s what EJ would like you to know.
I’m from Greenville born and raised. My favorite hobby is to play basketball. I heard about Eleos from Cam when I was just a peewee trying to find something fun to do on a Tuesday. I wanted to work for Eleos because I want to make a change for the community I came from and my favorite thing about working at Eleos is seeing smiles on the kids faces.”
Program Director, GOAT
Sam’s government name is Samuel (but only his mother calls him that). We asked Sam to share a few things about himself, that would help you get to know him. Here’s what he would like you to know.
“My love for spending time outdoors is almost as great as my love for Goldfish and Cheez-its.
My super-power would be replaying conversations verbatim, because I truthfully have an awful memory.
I might be the luckiest guy in the world because right after Graduating from Clemson, I started my dream job. Working with students, teaching outdoor skills, and sharing the hope of Christ… I mean you can try and tell me your job is better but…
This Fall at GOAT I am most excited for the added opportunities we will have to provide students with adventure trips! We will be working with a handful of amazing groups who have undertaken the role of providing a structured learning environment while many students are out of the classroom. GOAT is providing added incentives and opportunities for trips during what would be a typical school day, facilitating a healthy convergence of healthy mind and body living for students all over Greenville.”