Leadership Team

Art Phillips, Camp Director

Art

Art is a lifer when it comes to Royal Family Kids. He first started as a camp counselor in 1999. As he was busy changing the destiny of many kids, God was working to change his life. That first year, he met Caralay Kelley while she was the assistant director and after a certain question went Pop! she became Caralay Phillips in 2000. They now have two beautiful daughters and have been faithfully attending Bethel church since around 1996.

When the camp took a one year hiatus, Art stepped in to become the director in 2010. But RFK is definitely a mission for the entire family. Caralay has helped with everything from Dean of Women to Birthday Bash organizer and their young girls are constantly in training by assisting their parents in such activities such as making delicious multi-colored chocolate welcome-home gifts for all the volunteers.

Some songs might have you think it’s all about the bass, but talk to Art for a few minutes and you’ll quickly learn that “It’s all about the kids.”

Jo Holly Boice, Assistant Camp Director

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Jo with daughter Jolynn

Jo is another lifer when it comes to Royal Family Kids. She first started as a camp counselor in 2005 and her organizational skills called her to become assistant director in 2010. RFK is also a family affair for the Boices. Jo’s adult daughter Jolynn is the camp activity center maestro, a drama queen extraordinaire (on stage, not off, tho some of her friends might tease her about that), and a powerful communicator on our training team. Jo’s adult son and daughter-in-law were also camp counselors before recently starting a family and making Jo Holly a tickled-pink grandmother.

Jo’s love for children shows even outside of RFK. She has been at Bethel since 1984 and has been a regular volunteer with Stars/Missionettes for over two decades. Jo would walk 50 miles to save one “starfish” and every year at camp, she does just that.

Susumu Agari, Mentoring Director

Susumu

Susumu first started out with RFK in 2011. His original intent was to tiptoe in for a single day, but God’s plans were for him to serve as a counselor for the week, which he did with great alacrity. That year, he returned home exhausted, but puzzled that he didn’t shed a single tear for the kids during goodbyes. But in the early hours of Saturday morning in the comfort of his own bed, he was awoken to camp vignettes of the kids that went racing through his mind. Streams of tears flooded onto his pillow as he thought and cried over these kids. “Well done, good and faithful servant” assured him that the mere week of camp had a profound impact on some of these kids. He was hooked and promptly told his wife Leng, “You need to go up for the whole week next year!!”

In 2015 he was tapped to launch San Jose’s RFK Mentoring program. Susumu’s love for children also shows outside of RFK: He was a Big Brother mentor to an autistic boy, served in Children’s Ministries, and was a foster parent to a former RFK camper.

Leng Tan, Assistant Mentoring Director

Leng

Leng first started with Royal Family Kids as a day warrior coming up faithfully for a few years with the Women’s Ministry to help host the Tea Party. After her feet were wet, she jumped in as a counselor in 2012 and never looked back. At camp, she now serves as the Dean of Women and during the school year, she’s side-by-side with her husband running the Mentoring Program.

In addition to her Royal Family involvement, she was a foster parent to one of her former campers and knows first hand that only God’s unconditional love can heal these kids. “Royal Family Kids is the BEST mission trip you can take, whether here or abroad.”

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