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About Us

Who We Are


Russ Pearson

Retreat Leadership

I am the Director of Discipleship at First Presbyterian in Kingsport, TN. I moved to Kingsport in 2006 after graduating from Presbyterian College. My wife, Eva, is a teacher in Kingsport. We have two daughters, Lainie and Caroline. As a family we enjoy camping and being outside. Walking along students on their faith journey is one of my passions and I look forward to all we can do with the youth of Holston Presbytery.


Clay Hepburn

Retreat Leadership

I joined Erwin Presbyterian Church in 2007 and participate in the choir, the session and am the part-time Youth Director. Working with young people is one of passions in life: it keeps me young! I work at Erwin Utilities where I am the drinking water treatment supervisor. I enjoy fishing, sports of all kinds, and piddling in my woodworking shop.


Aaron Caton

Retreat Leadership

I have spent my entire adult life working with youth leadership programs and church youth groups. My passion and talents are in retreat and conference ministry. I currently live in Greeneville with my wife and son and am an active member at First Presbyterian Greeneville. I can't wait until November and look forward to spending some time with God and your kids in Banner Elk!


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