Our Staff

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Ben Maddox, Campus Minister

Since 1995, Ben has had a love for the university setting and campus ministry.  As a student at Valdosta State University (VSU), his love and faith in Christ was deepened and his life calling was discovered.  He enjoys seeing college students discover and follow Jesus Christ.  He believes the university is a vital mission setting for influencing students to discover God and live for His glory.

Ben was a student leader at the VSU BCM while completing his BA in Economics.  After graduation, he worked in the insurance industry while Karen completed her BS in Middle Grades Education.  After her graduation, they packed up and moved to seminary so that Ben could complete his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Since graduation, he has been a campus minister in Arkansas, Mississippi, and now in Tennessee.

Ben grew up in Georgia.  He and his wife, Karen, met at the BCM while they were students at Valdosta State University.  They have been married since June 1998.  Their son, Brock, was born in 2003 at the end of Ben’s seminary days.  They enjoy running, playing golf, enjoying the outdoors and university life with students.

Caitlyn Harris, Campus Missionary

Caitlyn is from Cookeville and graduated from TTU in May of 2020 with a Bachelors degree in History and minors in Spanish and Religious Studies. She was involved with the Missions team and KC team in the BCM during her time at Tech. She feels called to college ministry and plans to attend seminary in the future. Caitlyn enjoys traveling, kayaking, reading, and spending time with people at the local coffee shop.

Tori Housley, Campus Missionary

Tori is from New Market, a tiny town outside of Knoxville. She is a recent 2020 graduate from East TN State University in Johnson City, TN. Her Bachelors degree is in human services with a minor in social work. She has been a part of the ETSU BCM for 4 years and was on leadership as the Missions Coordinator for almost 2 years. She moved to Cookeville in July 2020 to pursue her love of mission and serve here at the TTU BCM. Tori is excited to serve others and serve alongside people through this ministry. She enjoys painting, fishing, riding bikes, going on walks, playing video games, and spending time with others.

Robin Huff, Administrative Assistant

Robin moved to Cookeville, Tennessee from North Carolina in April, 2018 when her husband, Greg, joined the staff of a local church. Robin graduated from Erskine College in December of 1995 with Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Christian Education. There, she was involved in the BCM and served as a summer missionary in Spartanburg, SC and in Tulsa, OK. After college, Robin attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where she met her husband. They have served together in ministry since 1997. They have two children: Annie and Jackson. Robin is excited to work alongside Ben, Caitlyn, and Tori to see the lives of college students transformed by the truth of the Gospel.

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