A little more about us.
Cam has been living and serving in the Nicholtown community for 8 years with his wife, Joy and their three kids (MJ, Zion, and Catalina). Originally from the Cleveland area in Ohio, Cam moved to Greenville in 2012 to join the pastoral team at Summit Church.
He and Joy founded the ministry of Eleos in April of 2016, in partnership with the Phillis Wheatley Community Center. In January 2020 Cam helped form Lead Collective to unite and expand the ministries of Eleos, and GOAT (a sister ministry here in Greenville). Cam serves as the full-time Executive Director of Lead Collective.
Kenny G is a retired Air Force officer who has spent his 21 year career in Communications and Information career field and landed in Powdersville SC in 2009 with his wife Sherry and two boys, Drake and Miles. Sherry is on staff at Grace Church PVL and the boys are currently studying at Clemson.
After retirement, Kenny has been dedicated in supporting at risk students through his church and community.
He spent 4 years on staff with Grace PVL as minister to guests and leading the men's program. He also landed a position with the Frazee Center to expand and grow the existing Mentor Greenville program. He helped expanded the program to become what is now known as Mentor Upstate which encompasses much of the Upstate.
He has a passion to serve and lead. He enjoys helping organizations become more efficient and effective through use of technology and automation. His hobbies include martial arts, swimming, hunting and meeting new people.
Katelyn worked in Operations at InvestiNet, a financial company, for the past six years and served on the Humanitarian Council there. As part of the humanitarian efforts at InvestiNet, she organized community fundraising events in Poe Mill and worked alongside non-profits in the area, including GOAT.
Katelyn has volunteered with Eleos in the past and filled an interim Tutoring Director position at Eleos for a few months in 2018. Katelyn and her husband Brandon live in Nicholtown with their two young boys, Grizzly and Gavin. They enjoy exploring the neighborhood together and meeting their neighbors.
Brandon and Katelyn love student ministry and spent the past eight years working with students at Summit where they attend church.
Jeremy Lister was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up in Colorado. Jeremy came out to Greenville, South Carolina in 2019 to follow a calling that was placed and ordained on his life by the Lord Jesus Christ.
He was formerly in and out of incarceration when the Lord miraculously saved his life and set him on a new course. With a passion for the youth and the younger generation, Jeremy brings a unique and relatable testimony that proves you can overcome the same barriers and obstacles that many of our students face through the Love and power of Jesus Christ.
Eleos Program Director
Grace Bridger was born and raised in Greenville, SC! She attended Wade Hampton High School and North Greenville University. She was introduced to the non-profit world in 2017 through Mill Village Farms & became our Program Director in the fall of 2019!
Anyone who knows Grace knows she loves to throw a party & one of her favorite Éleos memories definitely goes to show it: “Our first annual Christmas party in 2019 was a BLAST – over 40 students, volunteers and family members came!” When Grace isn’t hanging out with our students, she loves spending as much time outdoors as possible, whether it is on a backpacking trip or a picnic in the park.
Eleos Program Coordinator
Zoe Oliphant is a native of Greenville, SC. She is a 2017 graduate of Riverside High School. She is currently pursuing a degree in Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina Upstate. GO SPARTANS!
She became our Program Coordinator in the summer of 2021 and she is excited to be a part of the ministry. Zoe believes that with a balance of education, exposure, and awareness of one's God-given potential can direct them into a bright future.
When asked why she's excited to be a part of Eleos she said, "We are impacting lives and the community one day at a time, one step at a time. Jesus did not ask us to save, he told us to serve. He told us to LOVE."
When Zoe is not with our students, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Eleos Outreach Coordinator
Markell DeVon was born in Syracuse, NY but the Spartanburg/Greenville area adopted him by the age of six. Markell now has his Masters in Entertainment Business, but enjoys his free time by spending time with family, creative writing sessions, hiking, basketball, and endurance running.
In his words, "Something definitely tugged on my heart when I noticed Éleos hiring for the Outreach Coordinator opportunity. The impact and stories painted through their social media platforms, the smiles and laughs on students faces from the nearby community; all while being Christ centered...!? I knew this would be a space where I could not only continue growing in my faith, but also have a hand in planting seeds in the community! Big shoutout to Zoé for introducing me to the Non-profit Organization and team!"
GOAT Program Director
How's it going, my name is Mikey Hayes, and I am so glad to be here! This opportunity literally blows my mind at least once a week. If you've been around GOAT for a while, the name "Mikey" might sound a bit familiar. My name might ring a bell because I'm arguably one of the O.G. GOAT students.
My journey with GOAT started when I was in 7th grade, and ever since my first mountain biking trip at Isaqueena the outdoors, and GOAT have had a special place in my heart. I was mentored and poured into by the folks who spent time volunteering and working with GOAT. I eventually helped out in leading trips and became a guide for GOAT until I left for college.
Shortly after graduating from North Greenville University and marrying the most patient and wise woman I know, GOAT began searching for an extra hand in leading its programs. After thinking and praying, the opportunity seemed too good to pass up.
I am so glad to be in this position. Looking back, some of my favorite memories growing up revolve around GOAT Trips. Slamming breakfast burritos covered in hot sauce before mountain biking in Pisgah National Forest, stargazing on top of Little Green in Panthertown Valley, and making dozens of lunches in GOAT's kitchen were some of my favorite things ever. The fact that I have the opportunity to provide similar experiences for similar students is so exciting and so incredible.
I'm honored to be here, and I can't wait to get outside!
Reach Program Director
Terrell Hagood was born and raised in Greenville, SC where he has lived for 44 years. Determined to make a difference in the lives of people he comes in contact with, Terrell pursues his passion for change. As an agent for change, Terrell combats the challenges that young men and women face. Having overcome obstacles in his life, he believes "Passion Precedes the Promise.”
Terrell's motto is, "We cannot build the future for the youth unless we build the youth for the future.”
Terrell is diligent to bring about change in the lives of young men and women alike. He has been an active Life Coach since 2018 and has worked with the Greenville County Department of Juvenile Justice, Gravity (gang reduction and violence intervention targeting youth) and Greenville County Schools. As a Life Coach, he focused on the “Now” of the students and strategized a plan to move them to their “Next.” Terrell's aim with every student is to focus the attention of the each student on their set goals and devise a plan of execution to bring about the desired results