Property Map

To view our interactive Property Map, you need to upgrade your Flash Player
You may also view/download a pdf version of the Property Map | PDF (1 MB) - To save, right click link and select save link as.


To contact a staff member by phone, please call 828-692-9136 and then enter the extension number.

  Name Title Email Address Ext
Andrew Schmidt Advancement Analyst 2824 
Anita Whitmire Boan Housekeeping Manager 2831 
Barbara Panetta Reservations Associate 2814 
Barry Phillips Director of Food Service 2833 
Bethany Frazier Youth Events Program Director 2812 
Chris Lynn Adult Conferences Program Director 2818 
Christine Murawski Mountain Trail Outdoor School Program Director 2839 
Clint DeWitt Environmental Projects Manager 2823 
Connie Holliday Director of Group Sales 2808 
David Schnitzer Camp Kanuga Director 2840 
Eden Lewis Guest Period Program Director 2817 
Eric George Assistant Director of Guest Services 2827 
Gary Giniat Vice President of Advancement 2816 
Jason Merritt Director of Marketing and Communications 2826 
Jill Mallin Director of Guest Services 2828 
Jimmy Haden Vice President of Hospitality and Sales 2810 
Kaitlin Pope Mountain Trail Outdoor School Assistant Director 2838 
Kate Bakko Reservations Associate 2811 
Katherine Parnell Camp Bob Program Director 2836 
Kevin Manion Expedition Programs Manager 2813 
Kim Moree Manager of Board Relations 2806 
LeeAnne Martin Vice President of Youth Programs 2837 
Leslie Hartley Communications Writer 2822 
Marcella Thompson Controller 2803 
Matt Henry Chief Operating Officer 2804 
Nicole Bentley Reservations Director 2809 
Paul Bockoven Director of Information Technology 2819 
Ricky Varnadore Director of Property 2834 
Sandy McKinney Reservations Associate 2815 
Sara Christensen Visual Communications Specialist 2825 
Stan Hubbard President 2805 

Kanuga Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Conference Calendar



June 8-12

Christian Formation Conference

Hope in the Midst of Crisis: From Tragedy to Healing through Forgiveness
How do you make your parish a safe haven when disaster strikes? How do you prepare yourself for the psychological impacts on your parish? How do you lead your parish to forgive? How do you teach forgiveness in a society focused on retaliation? Listen as keynoter Lyndon Harris shares his inspiring story of being thrust into the center of tragedy on September 11, 2001 while serving as a priest at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City, just beside the World Trade Center.

June 14-19

Youth Week

One of Kanuga’s oldest traditions, Youth Week brings together youth and adults from around the country for a week of fun, friendship and prayer. Through small group discussions, full conference gatherings, music, prayer and play, youth are encouraged to explore their thoughts and beliefs in a welcoming Christian community. Three different, simultaneous tracks offer youth and adults the chance to spend time with similar aged participants.

June 21-26

Renewal Conference

The never-ending bustle of a high-octane workplace. The three-places-at-once gymnastics of the after-school carpool. The siren’s call of the smartphone. Our lives have become inescapably full. The Church has proven that it, too, is not immune to the culture of over-commitment. Believers in search of rest are often met with a list of volunteer opportunities. So what does Christianity have to say to the “weary and heavy laden”? What might it mean to rest in God’s promises?

August 16-21

Liturgical Arts Conference

Explore the Divine through artistic expressions led by talented, encouraging instructors in a nurturing Christian community. Choose from journaling, creating outdoor art, drawing mandalas, meditation, constructing a temporary outdoor labyrinth, embroidery, weaving, photography and flower arranging. Classes are led by some of the finest artisans in their fields. Kits and supplies are provided by instructors at an additional cost. Participants must register for a specific morning class track, leaving afternoons open to explore other classes and projects.

October 4-7

Enneagram Conference

The Enneagram will come alive as never before presented, with a whole new level of information and inquiry shared at this year’s conference. This enlightening system of knowledge will be explored as a living map and working spiritual tool for divine guidance. Basics will be offered, along with advanced studies, but all participants will experience the messages of the Enneagrams of Holy Ideas and the Beatitudes of Jesus. Led by Dr. Joe Howell.

October 18-20

Lansing Lee Conference

In a secular world increasingly torn apart by extremism, Is Christianity Sensible?
Bombings, shootings and shrill declarations echo around the world daily. Not too different from the clashes that kept Roman and Jewish authorities awake at night. Into such chaos, Jesus brought his message of justice and peace. Join two world-renowned speakers for inspiring, fresh discussions connecting today’s bewildering headlines with ancient stories and a message of hope.

November 15-21

Icon Writing with Teresa Harrison

Join renowned instructor Teresa Harrison for a course in the ancient technique of icon writing. This process inspires prayerful meditation, both while creating the art and reflecting on the finished piece. Participants will focus on their art while listening to Gregorian chant and harp music, praying with icons, enjoying silent time, taking part in lively group discussions and attending daily Eucharist. Beginners and experienced iconographers will find this course rewarding. Choice of icons includes The Virgin of Vladimir, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and St. George and the Dragon.

December 2-5

Palestine of Jesus: A two-part course with St. George's College, Jerusalem

Kanuga is excited to partner with St. George’s College to offer an opportunity for a pilgrimage experience in the Holy Land. St George’s College, Jerusalem is an Anglican community of education, hospitality, pilgrimage and reconciliation. Through study and site visits, engaging with the local community, and prayer and reflection, lives are transformed and faith renewed. Course director, The Rev. Rodney Aist, PhD, will come to Kanuga to teach an introductory course. In the beautiful surroundings of North Carolina, we will create a community of pilgrims who will then venture together to the Holy Land (February 7-17, 2016) on the second part of the course at St. George’s College.

Participation in both portions of the course is required, and you must register for each portion separately.

View and download the course flyer

Register for the Kanuga portion

Register for the St. George's College Jerusalem portion

For more information, please contact Lesley Markham, executive director of the North American Committee for St. George’s College, at or 703-461-1877.

December 27-January 1, 2016

Winterlight 40

If you’re in grades 9-12, take this chance to get away from the distractions of everyday life and spend time meeting new friends, hanging out with old ones, singing, dancing, ringing in the New Year and exploring your thoughts and beliefs in a welcoming Christian community. Adult chaperones will attend all plenary sessions and have their own workshops.


Click here to download the adult conference registration form.