South Australian Regional Committee
Chair: Karen Parker
Karen has served on the SA/NT Regional Committee since 2009. She has held the positions of Secretary 2010-2013, and Regional Representative / Chair 2013–2015. She has been on the National Board since 2011.
Karen has also been on the Board of Tarooki Campsite for the last 12 years, 9 of those as Chairperson. She has been managing the site since 2013.
Karen is a member of Kingston Uniting Church where she is employed for 10 hours a week. She is also a member of the local Interchurch Council and School Chaplaincy Support Group.
Committee Member: Jim Staude
Jim has been involved in Christian camping for over 16 years, with 13 of those at Mylor and the last three and a half as manager of Adare. He has a real passion to see our sites in SA grow and be a strong influence on our youth and in our community.
He and his family have attended Christie Beach Baptist Church for the last five years.
Jim has been on the SA Committee for the last two years and has thoroughly enjoyed his role.
Committee Member: Kelly Smith
Kelly grew up attending camps and spent many years leading on camps. She now finds herself training and supporting camps to implement and use the cloud based camp management software, venue360. Kelly spends her time with campsites all over the world.
She loves being able to encourage and support those in the frontline of Christian Camping, knowing the positive impact it is having both nationally and internationally.
She attends Activate Church and is involved in her local community when she is in Adelaide.
Committee Member: Tobin Hanna
Tobin is the Senior Manager, Adventure at Baptist Care SA. Mylor Adventure Camp (in the Adelaide Hills), is homebase for Baptist Care's camping program, including the highly effective 'Tumbelin' adventure therapy program. Tobin has been at Mylor for 2 years. Prior to this he was the Field Director at SU QLD managing their School Chaplaincy program, and was a volunteer and coordinator in SU's camping program. Tobin's love for camping began at Mill Valley Ranch back in the 90's, and has continued ever since.
Tobin is married to Kate and has four pretty awesome kids.