Killian, McCorkle join camp meeting trustees
DENVER – Rock Spring Camp Ground Trustee Tony Sherrill said this week that he’s decided to step down from his seat on the Board of Trustees.
Sherrill said he’s been proud to help watch over the campground.
“To the new trustees, I’d just like to say, ‘Take care of the campground,’” Sherrill said Wednesday. At 63, he said he wanted to give someone else the chance to be on the board.
Lifelong camp meeting members Scott Killian and Casey McCorkle have joined the board to replace Sherrill and to fill another board vacancy.
Killian, of Maiden, is the nephew of Billy Ayers, who also serves on the camp meeting board. The 34-year-old said, “Mom said I never missed a year in 34 years.”
Killian grew up in Denver and said he considers himself a Denver resident. He lives off of N.C. 150 with his wife, Leslie, and children Conley, 5, and Hattie, 3, and works as a fireman in Charlotte.
Scott and Leslie Killian grew up at camp meeting, started dating there and even got married at the campground. Scott’s family owns Tent 53, and he goes with his wife’s family in Tent 121.
“It’s dear to our hearts,” he said. “I was honored they asked. It’s a big responsibility, as far as taking on the extra stuff that people don’t think about, like cleaning up afterward and being there a lot more often.”
But he was quick to point out the hard work that everyone puts in.
“Just because I’m a trustee, doesn’t mean I’ll do all the work. There’s a lot of stuff that goes on, and there’s a lot of people that work hard,” he said.
“All the trustees’ wives, for example, work just as hard as the trustees. The trustees’ wives are just as noble.”
McCorkle, a Denver resident, also said he was honored when the other trustees asked him to join the board.
“I hope I can do it some justice and fill the shoes of the ones before me,” he said. “I think I’ll be OK as long as they point me in the right direction.”
The 33-year-old McCorkle works at Denver Plumbing. His father, Gary McCorkle, served for a few years on the board, too.
“I was pleased they asked me,” he said. “I looked up to the trustees for years.”
He said he had a hard time believing the other trustees wanted him on the board. “I went back and asked them two or three times, ‘Are you sure you want me?’ I just felt so humbled.”
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