Claire Hayes Maddox is the founder and Executive Director of Cross Training Sports Camp, Inc. She is a 1974 graduate of the University of Georgia, School of Family and Consumer Science and holds a Bachelor of Science/Home Economics/Early Childhood Education. She is happily married to Elton. They have been married for 42 years, have 3 daughters, 3 son in laws and 15 grandchildren, all of whom have a heart for spreading God’s love.Claire is a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,where she served as Children’s Minister for 17 years. Some of her fondest life moments have come as she watches the children she taught become awesome Christian young adults. Claire was honored with the 2006 Outstanding Service Award for the FACS Alumni of University of Georgia. Her hobbies are reading, writing, travel and time with family and friends. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. She credits her parents with instilling in her the ways of a faithful Christian life. Claire has this to say about CTSC: “God has given me the answer to my lifelong dream in the CTSC vision. CTSC allows me to serve Christ while promoting stable family life, teaching children, motivating and training leaders and gathering friends wherever He sends me.Seeing the growth and strength that God continues to give CTSC ,ignites my spirit and encourages me to never give up. One life can make a difference!”
Maria Maddox Conde serves as the secretary and legal liaison to CTSC. She is a Double Dawg, earning both her Bachelor’s in Family and Consumer Sciences, Dietetics and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. She is currently an inactive member of the Georgia Bar as she stays at home to care for her daughters. She has been involved in missions since a very young age, going on her first international mission trip to Panama at age 14. She has a passion for Jesus, children, and sports, making CTSC a perfect fit for her and her family. She has been with CTSC to Montana, Oklahoma, Bolivia and Honduras and currently directs one of the local camps in Gainesville, Georgia alongside her husband Ignacio. She and Ignacio have seven daughters, Marcia, Elsie (June 2008-August 2008), Karlie, Kinslie, Lainie, Lucie, and Brylie. The excitement, growth, and exuberance of CTSC keep her on her toes and anxious to see what God has in store for the upcoming camps!
Teena Dobbs is a corporate business analyst and former high school math teacher who grew up studying missions in Girls in Action and Acteens. She serves on the board as the technical advisor and as a camp leader. She has lived in Gainesville, Georgia her entire life and has served with her family at CTSC camps in Honduras, Montana and Gainesville. She stands amazed in the presence of a mighty God who is touching and changing lives through this miraculous ministry. Teena is a two-time graduate of North Georgia College and State University with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics and a teaching certification in mathematics. She has worked as a programmer, project manager, high school mathematics teacher and business analyst, as well as volunteering as a children’s Sunday School teacher and Awana leader. Teena is married to Woody Dobbs and has grown two daughters, Ansley and Madeline.
Kay Sauls is a board member and corporate treasurer for CTSC, Inc. She is a staff accountant for a CPA firm and has over 25 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience. An active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA, she teaches a ladies’ Sunday School class and is a member of the choir. In 2002, Kay went with a group from her church to Christie, Oklahoma on a mission trip dedicated to her late husband, Doug, who had gone home to be with the Lord just a few months prior. It was out of this camp that the non-profit organization Cross Training Sports Camp, Inc. was born. She feels blessed to be a part of this organization, knowing God is using it as a way to share the gospel with children locally, nationally, and internationally. Matthew 5:16 – Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.