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Braxton Zella

Born and raised in Gonzales, Texas (birthplace of Texas' independence, ask him - you'll get the whole history), Braxton is a small-town guy with a huge heart for people.

Through little league baseball Braxton's parents heard about T Bar M and decided camp was a worthy investment. Braxton first came to T Bar M in the summer of 2006 (D'Vine Impact!) as a camper at Sports Camp. God made it clear that camp was where Braxton belonged, and he came back to Camp Travis each summer until his last year as a camper in 2011 (Ready2Go!). Camp was where Braxton truly dedicated his heart to the Christ, and where his desire for relationship with Jesus came to fruition. Upon graduating high school, Braxton went on to study Political Science at Texas State University in San Marcos. After a three-summer hiatus, God pressed it on Braxton's heart to apply to return to T Bar M. From there Braxton was chosen to serve on the inaugural team of Discover252 in the Summer of 2015 (Take a Stand). Braxton then came back to serve the next two summers and on the 2016-2017 Timothy Team. After completing the Timothy Team, and serving a brief stint in corporate sales, God made it evident that Braxton was not finished at camp and called him back home to a full-time role with our Discover252 program as it expands.

In his free time, you'll find him fishing, enjoying the great outdoors, or laughing with people. Braxton has a passion for discipleship and forging relationships with people for God's glory (Psalm 115:1), and he cherishes the many relationships from Midland to Houston and in-between that have come as a result of taking camp all around Texas for the last few years!