Joe Hicks

Lead FUGE Coordinator

615.251.3838

    • COORDINATES // Austin College, Bryan College, Jenness Park, Mile High Pines, Shalimar Retreat, and Shorter University
 
    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 25+
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Big Spring, TX
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION // Married to Michelle since 1990, 3 daughters, Karis, Kali, and Kaia
 
  • FUN FACT // Was a pole vaulter in High School, with 13’ 6” being the official best jump
 

Kyle Cravens

FUGE Coordinator

615.251.3823

    • COORDINATES //  Ridgecrest, Glorieta, Snow Mountain Ranch, and Texas Baptist Camp
 
    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 25
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Princeton, KY
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of Murray State University
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION // Married to Danette since 2000 and they have one son named Colin, a 15 year old high school freshman
 
 

Julie Plunk

FUGE Coordinator

615.251.3787

    • COORDINATES // Belmont University, Charleston Southern University, and Eastern University
 
    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 7
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Charleston, SC
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION // Married to Brady and they have two children, Anderson and Lucy
 
  • FUN FACT // Competed in and coached gymnastics before working at LifeWay
     

John Wiley

FUGE Coordinator

615.251.3834

    • COORDINATES // Liberty University, Southwest Baptist University, Florida Super Summer, Southern Seminary, and Asbury University
 
    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 10
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Lexington, KY
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION // Married to Mary since 2013 and they have two children - Caleb and Nora Kate. They also have a dog named Berkley
 
  • FUN FACT // Distant relative of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder, Colonel Sanders
   

Amanda Craft

FUGE Coordinator

615.251.2348

 
    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 12
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Jackson, MS
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION // Parents: Paul and Delene, Two older brothers: Paul and Brian, three nieces: Claire, Karis, and Victoria, and one puppy: Louie
 
  • FUN FACT // Fluent in American Sign Language
   

Haley Hughes

FUGE Coordinator

615.251.3806

    • COORDINATES // Mississippi College, University of Mobile, and Union University
 
    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 8
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Knoxville, TN
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of the University of Tennessee
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION // Married to Harrison since 2015 (Fuge love) and dog mom to two golden doodles, Henry and Hero.
 
  • FUN FACT // Was in Lecrae's music video for "I'm Turnt"
 

Carrie Dodson

FUGE Coordinator

615.251.2340

    • COORDINATES // Carson-Newman University, Houston Baptist University, Louisiana College, North Greenville University, and Palm Beach Atlantic University
 
    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 9
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Alexandria, LA
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of Louisiana State University
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION //  Parents: Mark and Toya, Two younger brothers: Evan and Christopher
 
  • FUN FACT // Has completed two marathons and five half-marathons all at Disney Parks while wearing Disney Costumes!

Seraph Sharpe

Department Assistant

615.251.3902

    • NUMBER OF YEARS SERVED IN STUDENT MINISTRY // 16 years
 
    • ORIGINALLY FROM // Leasburg, NC
 
    • SCHOOL INFORMATION // Graduate of Boyce College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
    • FAMILY INFORMATION // Parents: Steve and Cathy, 5 younger siblings: Noah, Charity, Caleb, Josh, and Hannah, 2 Nephews: Levi and Scott
 
  • FUN FACT // Seraph is an award winning Floral Designer and has made arrangements sent from Magic Johnson,  Clay Aiken and other celebrities
 

Program Specialists

2018-2019

    • CG DENNEY // From Crossville, TN. Camp director of North Greenville University.
 
    • FAITH GROSSHANS // From Orlando, FL. Camp director of Liberty University, Southwest Baptist University, and Florida Super Summer.
 
    • LYDIA STACY // From Dade City, FL. Camp director of Eastern University.