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 Charlton, Campus Missionary
Caitlyn is from Cookeville and graduated from TTU in May of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in history with minors in religious studies and Spanish. During her time at Tech, she was involved with the missions team and KC team in the BCM.
In May, Caitlyn married David Charlton whom she met during her time at TTU. She feels called to college ministry and currently takes classes online at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She enjoys traveling, reading, kayaking, and spending time with people.
Dave Charlton, Campus Missionary
David (Dave) is from Kingsport and graduated last May (2021) from TTU with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Even more important than this, however, Dave just got married to the love of his life, Caitlyn, in May as well. During his time at the BCM Dave served in Portico and International team and was also President for a season at the BCM. Dave feels called to ministry and desires to pastor a church. He and his wife plan to take classes online through Southwestern seminary during their time as Campus Missionaries here on Tech’s campus. Dave enjoys fishing, kayaking, lifting, and being around as many people as possible.
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 and the Campus Missionaries to see the lives of college students transformed by the truth of the Gospel.
Brooke Powers, Campus Missionary
Brooke Powers is from Murfreesboro, TN and graduated from TTU in December of 2021. Brooke has a bachelor’s degree in communications with a public relations concentration. During her time at Tech, Brooke was heavily involved in her sorority, Delta Gamma, the freshman mentor program, and the BCM. During her time at the BCM, she served on the Common Ground team, and as President. Brooke feels called to work with college students and in ministry in some capacity. She is getting married in June to Alex Parrish, whom she met during her time at Tech, due to Dave and Caitlyn’s matchmaking skills. Brooke enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends, watching sports, and walking at Cane Creek Park.