Our Staff


  • Greg Oakley

    Executive Director

    Greg and his wife Shelia have served at TVR since 2001. They are originally from Farmville, North Carolina where Greg owned and operated a paint store. They have three children, Brooks, Alex, and Logan. Greg also has one daughter-in-law, Ashlynn. Greg loves the ECU Pirates, playing guitar, and cooking food that rivals Emeril.


  • Shelia oakley

    Business Manager

    Shelia has been at TVR since 2001. She has served as the finance director since 2008 as well as being the official camp mom. Shelia loves peanut M&Ms, spending time with her boys Brooks, Logan, and Alex and daughter-in-law Ashlynn. She enjoys wearing long-sleeved shirts in the middle of summer.


  • Jonathan brantley

    Program Director

    Jonathan joined the staff in February of 2013 after almost a decade as a Student Pastor at churches in Virginia and Georgia. He's been married to Amanda since 2004 and they have a daughter Abigail and and a son Benjamin. He enjoys hiking, hunting, spending time with family, and mastering the art of meditative paintball.

  • ashley peterson

    food services coordinator

    Ashley has been on staff since the winter of 2007. She is from Sanford, North Carolina and grew up coming to camp on family retreats. She met her husband Mike during the summer of 2006 . They have a son, Chael and a daughter, Eden . Ashley likes to run, ride her bike ridiculously long distances, and eat granola.

  • michael peterson

    Wrangler

    Mike, also known as "Peety", has been on staff since 2005. He is the oldest of 11 children in the Peterson Family. He was in charge of pancake morning at his house and continues his pancake flipping skills on weekend retreats. He met his wife Ashley during the summer of 2006. They have a son Chael, and a daughter, Eden . Mike likes to ski, saddle horses and dominate anyone who is willing to play him at any board game.

  • julie capps

    Registrar and Special Events Coordinator

    Julie joined the staff in August 2014. Julie is from Pageland, SC, and is a graduate of North Greenville University and Liberty University. She married Walker in 2015. They have a daughter Gradie, and they are also the owners of Nali. Julie enjoys reading, being outdoors, cooking, and good company. Julie is also the 1968 Pageland bird calling champion.

  • walker capps

    Worship Arts

    Walker joined the staff at TVR in May of 2013. A graduate of North Greenville University, Walker enjoys the outdoors, playing guitar and catching up on reading. Walker married Julie in 2015. They have a daughter Gradie, and they are also the owners of Nali. Walker placed 8th in the 1936 search for the Loch Ness Monster competition.

  • bri wieringa

    Support Staff

    Bri joined our staff in September 2015. Bri is a native of Grand Rapids, MI and came to us through participating in our Missions to the Mountains opportunity with her church. Bri enjoys playing piano, exploring local trails as well as serving others. Being from Michigan, she is a Smithsonian expert on Canadian culture and hockey.

  • katie kruse

    Support Staff

    Katie is a native of Lynchburg, VA and joined our staff in September 2015. Katie enjoys outdoors, photography, and video games. She was the 1947 National Mariokart champion.

  • Brianna Koepka

    Support Staff

    Brianna joined our staff in August 2017.  Brianna is excited about having the opportunity to serve at TVR. Having been a past camper and summer staff, she is excited to now live and serve year around at TVR.  She is from Acworth, GA and enjoys music, theater, and a good cup of coffee.  Brianna is also the 1954 champion Broadway ticket finder.


  • kyler martin

    support staff

    Kyler joined our staff in May 2014 after serving during the past few summers. Kyler comes to us from Cleveland, TN. Kyler enjoys horses, anything University of TN, and outdoors in general. Kyler is a twin and won the 1918 national twin competition solo.

  • logan oakley

    Support Staff

    Logan joined the staff in December 2014. Growing up as a camp kid, Logan knows the impact that staff have on people's lives. Logan enjoys playing the mandolin, video games and sleep. Logan once was a finalist for the Foghorn Leghorn look-a-like contest.

  • duke

    Camp Dog

    Duke is fed by the Petersons. Duke likes anything off the grill, and also enjoys howling at wildlife in the woods.

  • denali

    Camp Dog

    Nali is the newest camp dog. He is fed by Walker and Julie. Nali likes chewing on tennis balls and searching the pond for the infamous Narwhal of Ada.