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Robert "Chief" Parrish

Senior Director of Camps

Born and raised in Ozark, AR. Home of the Hillbillies. That's right. Hold on to your stereotypes. I loved my mascot.

Chief's first Christian summer camp experience didn't happen until high school, when he was given a scholarship to attend a camp in Missouri. Deeply impacted by that time, he started working for T Bar M Camps in college spending the entire summer of 1999 at Camp Travis. He started dating his much better looking and much more talented wife Kristen at Camp. They married in 2005. Chief worked as a men's staff and area director for K-Life ministries in Kirksville, MO following college all the while still coming back most summers to serve on CT's leadership team. In 2007 he and Kristen moved to New Braunfels to accept the position of T Bar M's Director of Programming still spending his summers at Travis. He stayed here in that position until the end of 2014, during which time the Lord gave them 3 of their 4 children - Hallie, Macey Jo and Benjamin. In 2015 he became the Family Ministry Pastor at Oakwood Baptist Church just down the road. He spent 4 years pastoring there, during which time his family got a dog named Lucy and welcomed their fourth and final child - Samuel or as he is affectionately known - Nugget. In 2019 Chief came back home to take on his current role as the Senior Director of Camps, helping serve all of T Bar M to make much of Jesus Christ in the lives of students and their families.

Chief loves playing any kind of game whether mental or physical. His always up for good food, good movies and good conversation.

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Phone: 830-620-4263 x2405