Vision Staff
Founders and Executive Directors
Billy and Sonya Dunlap
 
Billy and Sonya Dunlap are Huntsville natives, owners, and Executive Directors of The Vision. They have also been blessed to serve as part of several local and international mission projects over the past 25 years, as well as supporting with church planting in South Huntsville.
 
The Vision, which is close to both of their hearts, was launched to allow people an additional way to experience God, separating oneself from the outside pressures brought on by the demands of everyday life.

They have seen God open doors, remove obstacles, and direct their paths in ways they’ve never experienced before. Many individuals and groups have prayed over, encouraged, and supported Billy and Sonya since the beginning of this ministry.  

They know their life purpose is to always be involved in ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus Christ everyday, everywhere– whether it’s through the serving of food, providing lodging, or  providing activities.

Billy is a third generation builder and has owned a commercial contracting company for the past forty years. He enjoys having a method to use what God has given and still be able to do what he loves, giving him great purpose each day.  

They have had fun through the years as they have developed the land together. Billy builds and Sonya decorates. She is always amazed at how he can visualize buildings and scratch them out on a napkin long before they are reality. She then loves to accent all his creative work by adding the little touches making buildings warm and welcoming. God has blessed them with talents that compliment one another allowing them to work together on this vision He has given them.

Billy and Sonya love to stay busy. Hardly a day goes by that they aren’t bouncing ideas off of each other. They know this is where God has called them in this season of their lives, and they have no plans of slowing down.
Camp Director
Garrett Wilkey
 
Garrett joined The Vision in August 2020 and serves as Camp Director.
 
Garrett graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Wildlife Science and has spent 20 years in the business world focusing on leadership and process improvement. He has jointed The Vision to combine his passion for God’s creation with serving others and sharing the love of Jesus.
 
Garrett has been active in ministries such as Trail Life USA as a leader, teaching small groups in church and serving internationally on mission trips. He enjoys spending time with his Wife and 2 children, traveling, hiking, fishing, and camping.
 
“I am passionate about using my skills and gifts God has given me along with my love for the outdoors to show others that there is a Creator who loves them and wants them to reconcile them to Himself through His Son Jesus Christ.”
Assistant Camp Director
David Hasty
 
David is the Assistant Director and He oversees all of our activities at camp such as the Zip Line Tour, Tower, and Low Ropes. He gets to facilitate fun experiences where people can make connections between the activity and their personal walk with the Lord. 
 
He served as the Program Manager and Lead Director over his 10 years at Palomar Christian Conference Center in southern California. During his time at Palomar, he fell in love with Christian camping, met and married his wife Melanie (a fellow camp staffer), and received his Masters of Arts in Leadership: Christian Ministry.
 
David is passionate about people and loves to create an environment where they can get away, fellowship with each other, and draw near to God. He started this type of ministry when he was 9 years old in organizing neighborhood sports and is blessed to continue serving in this way at The Vision.
Camp Administrator 
Holly Pamperin
 
Holly is the Camp Administrator. She has the privilege of being the first point of contact for our guests. She handles the scheduling, coordinating and communication with our guests before they arrive at our beautiful facility.
 
Holly worked in administration for 11 years before her kids were born and has serve as an Activities Facilitator at The Vision for the past couple of years. She is also a Substitute Teaching Leader at Bible Study Fellowship where she has the honor of training leaders and teaching God’s word.
 
Holly loves the people she gets to work with at The Vision. Her own family, the staff and the groups that come and go truly make this job a dream. She loves hearing about how groups grow in love for one another and in their love for God during their time here. 
Director of Guest Services
Connie Tibbles
 
Connie joined The Vision as a volunteer in 2016 alongside her husband helping facilitate group activities. She now serves as the host of The Lodge and oversees all of the cleaning of our camp facilities. Connie receives much joy and blessings with each opportunity to interact and serve our guests. 
 
Prior to joining The Vision, God had given her a passion for investing in the lives of children. This led her to serve as a Pre-K teacher for 25 years and as a children’s ministry director for 5 years. 
Campus Pastor and Director of Facilities
Bobby Tibbles
 
Bobby has found great joy and fulfillment in service to The Vision since 2016. “I believe The Vision to be a place where God sparks revival in individual hearts, and I’m so excited that I get to be a part of it!” He hosts our guest groups at Legacy Camp, takes care of all of The Vision’s facilities, and serves as our campus pastor.
 
Bobby and his wife Connie have been invovled in Christian ministry since 1999. That is when they made their move, at the Lord’s direction, to Huntsville, Alabama, to assist in building a FWB mission church. Bobby pursued his B.A. in Religion at Legacy Christian University and hopes to return one day and pursue his Masters in Divinity. Bobby is the father of four and a grandfather of four.
Activities and Maintenance Staff
Brooks Macllveen
 
Brooks joined the Vision in April 2020 and is currently serving as an activities facilitator and through taking care of our camp grounds. He has worked with his church’s middle schoolers since graduating in 2017 and has been on mission trips in the U.S. and Costa Rica. Brooks loves to work in the outdoors, teaching about God through it, and working with people.
Legacy Housekeeping Lead
Sandra Blakeney
 
She oversees housekeeping for our Legacy Camp and tends to our beautiful rose garden  at the Pavilion. Sandra has led children’s Sunday School for 45 years. She enjoys making sure that every building is clean and ready for campers to enjoy.
 
Sandra also enjoys being able to go outside, listen and look at the birds (even the turkey buzzards!), and occasionally seeing deer. She loves the sunshine and realizing that God did indeed create a beautiful world and that He gave her a wonderful opportunity to serve in this capacity.
Assistant Campus Pastor and Housekeeping 
David Blakeney
 
Known as “Brother Dave” by many in the Huntsville area, David has 50 years of full-time ministry experience, having served churches in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. He was the planting pastor of Farley Community Church in Huntsville, serving there as a pastor for 16 years.
 
David loves who he gets to with at The Vision–both the staff and the leadership of visiting groups. He also enjoys working alongside his wife in tending to the many flower beds around campus.