Mount Jubilee Ministries was established in 2005 in response to a defined interest from parents to provide a residential summer camp for youth within the IDD population in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. As a result of the passionate commitment of the core group of founders, Camp Jubilee hosted its first week of camp in the summer of 2005 with five campers and six volunteers. Over the past 16 years, more than 200 special friends, ranging in ages from 10 to 65, have participated in this exceptional summer camp experience.
Keenly aware of the shortage of government funding and the enormous need for year-round day programming, MJM launched His Path Developmental Day Program in December of 2019. The need for post high school activities for the IDD community in Rockingham County, NC finds over 100 individuals on a 10 year wait list for medicaid services. The success of this program initiative (even through the pandemic) led MJM to explore opportunities to expand into adjoining counties. In the summer of 2021, we proudly launched our 2nd day program in Forsyth County, NC. Currently we have 14 adults with IDD enrolled in each of the day programs. We are determined to continue expanding day programs throughout the Piedmont Triad.
The goal of MJM is to continue partnering with this unique population by offering more than just a summer camp and day programs. It is our focus to begin expanding our opportunities to include more day programs, participant volunteer opportunities, supported employment and respite care. The vision of MJM is to develop an inclusive residential community where special friends can continue to learn, work, and live as they are celebrated and empowered through their God-ordained abilities.
A residence camp for people with special needs to provide a positive Christ-centered camping experience for teens and young adults. One week of residence camp has been conducted each summer since 2005.
Mount Jubilee Ministries is happy to announce that Camp Jubilee will begin on Sunday August 2, 2020. We are thrilled to be returning to The Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center in Reidsville again next summer, as it has proven to be an excellent venue for camp. Registration for Camp Jubilee will open in March 2020 and we encourage all our veteran campers to be prepared to submit your applications. This event is becoming more popular each year and we are anticipating a full camp next summer. Plan now to get your application in early.
Church Leaders and Parents: Keep in mind counseling at Camp Jubilee is an opportunity for a great mission trip for your youth group or teenage children in our own backyard. Please contact Programs Director Candice Hughes at for more information about this great opportunity.
Touch Point Seminars
Touch Point Seminars are held periodically for parents and caregivers. Professionals with experience in fields pertinent to special needs are invited to address issues such as estate planning with special loved ones in mind, guardianship, nutrition, informational resources and other topics. Some Touch Point seminars also offer service opportunities for our Special Friends such as packing meals to send overseas.
Sharing with each other is another very important part of the seminar time. Simultaneously, the campers and siblings enjoy a time of activity including a Bible lesson, singing, crafts and games that are conducted by Jubilee staff. This gives the parents and new Special Friends an opportunity to get acquainted with Jubilee personnel.
We are always open to ideas for upcoming workshops. If you know of someone who might be able to speak and share some information at one of our upcoming workshops, please contact us!
Resources, Support Groups and Prayer & Care Networking are benefits of being a part of the Jubilee Family.
The following information has been provided by a number of resources and are not supported by Mount Jubilee Ministries but may be used as resources for families with children and adults with special needs. We hope that you find this information helpful!
North Carolina Family Health Resource Line: 1-800-367-2229 NC Family Health Resource Line answers questions on health related issues for persons up to twenty years old.
First in Families of North Carolina: http://www.fifnc.org The goal of First In Families of North Carolina is to support people with developmental disabilities and their families to create the lives they want now and in the future
The Arc of North Carolina: http://www.arcnc.org The Arc of North Carolina is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play.
The Council for Exceptional Children: http://www.cec.sped.org The CEC is an organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
ECAC (Exception Children’s Assistance Center): http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org ECAC is a full service Parent Training & Information Center serving families in North Carolina with more than 25 full and part-time staff and offices throughout NC. All services are provided at no charge to parents and families.
Family Support Network: http://www.fsnnc.org Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs.
Mobility, Repair and Rental Center www.mobility-repair-rental.com Offering accessories, appraisals, batteries, home accessibility consultations, mobility equipment, modifications, referrals, repair service, replacement parts, re-programming service, short term rentals, specialty trailers, toilet lifts, and wheelchair lifts for vehicles.
His Path is a new program from Mount Jubilee Ministries. Registration is open now and online registration is available for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who require mild to moderate support.
The goal of His Path is to offer participants a developmental program Monday through Friday. The program will be curriculum based and will enhance participant’s abilities to function as productive, contributing and inclusive members of the local community.
- Daily Living: personal care, budgeting, health and safety, social interaction
- Education: Literacy, local civics and current events, technology, agriculture
- Community Integration: career/job exploration, resume building, volunteerism, ethics
- Community Living: transit, shopping, public safety, communication
- Developmental Activities: drama, praise and worship, arts and crafts, exercise, field trips, community service projects, social situations/role play and gardening.
Cecil Cottrell, Executive Director
Cecil is the Executive Director of Mount Jubilee Ministries. He has been instrumental in transitioning MJM from an event-centric non-profit to a sustainable organization. He is responsible for overseeing and advancing the vision of MJM by ensuring that our existing programs and services are executed in accordance with the mission of MJM. He is also responsible for securing adequate resources for the development and sustainability of MJM. Cecil is a retired probation officer, having served in Rockingham County for over 28 years. Prior to becoming a probation officer, he graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. After his retirement in 2008, Cecil began working with the adult special needs population through volunteering with Christian camp ministries. In 2009 Cecil became employed as a direct care provider for adults with I/DD, and it was then he began living out his dream of serving the special needs population full time. Cecil’s passion and vision for the development of programs and services for MJM in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina has been his driving force since September 2015. “Nothing gives me more pleasure than being in the presence of this special population. Their purity and innocence are the leading factors that draw me so close.” Cecil and his wife Teresa live in Reidsville, NC amd attend Caswell Bible Fellowship. They enjoy traveling to the Pacific Northwest to visit their two grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law.
David Cullen, Director of Operations
David is the Director of operations for Mount Jubilee Ministries. He also serves as Camp Jubilee Director and as a deacon with Reidsville Bible Chapel. A former school teacher with Rockingham County Schools, he has been with the ministry since 2012.
Jenna Moore, Program Director
Jenna is the MJM Programs Director. She oversees all His Path Developmental Day Programs and Camp Jubilee. Jenna graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2018 with a degree in Recreational Therapy and a minor in Psychology. She graduates in May with a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. The combination of Jenna’s faith in Jesus Christ and love for individuals with disabilities has been perfectly intertwined in her role as Program Director. “Jesus is the foundation of every aspect of MJM’s programming and it is my prayer that all involved will experience His unconditional love. My purpose in life is to know Jesus and to make Him known.” Jenna lives in Greensboro, NC and attends Shannon Hills Bible Chapel.
Angelica Villalta, Direct Care
Angelica works as a Direct Care staff for MJM’s His Path Developmental Day Program. She began counseling at Camp Jubilee in 2015 and her passion to serve teens and adults with special needs is steadily increasing. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Angelica is completing her Master of Teaching at A&T University with a concentration in Special Education. “As doors began to open at His Path, I knew the Lord was leading me to embrace the opportunity to work with these incredible individuals and this program.” Angelica lives in Thomasville, NC, and attends Shannon Hills Bible Chapel in Greensboro.
Elizabeth Stephens, Direct Care
Elizabeth (Lizzy) works as a Program Coordinator for MJM’s His Path Developmental Day Program in Reidsville. She began serving at Camp Jubilee in 2014 as Junior staff and loved it so much, she continued serving as a counselor. She graduated from Rockingham Community College with an Associates degree in 2019. Soon after the door opened for her to begin volunteering at His Path, and not long after, she began working at the day program.“I just fell in love with this program and all the people that were a part of it”. Lizzy lives in Reidsville, NC, and attends church at the Tabernacle in Danville .
Megan Christy, Assistant Administrative Marketing Director
Megan Christy joined MJM staff in December 2021 to assist with marketing strategies. Megan comes from a marketing background having served as the Public Relations chair on the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County board from 2017-2019. Megan graduated from UNC-Greensboro December 2013 with a degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Immediately following graduation, she participated in the Disney College Internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, working in the merchandise department at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In addition to working with MJM, she serves in an administration role for Reidsville’s Triad Driving School, as well as several other side jobs including Chick-fil-A where she has been the cow mascot since 2014. She loves to travel in her free time and hopes to visit all 48 continental states before she turns 30.
Natalie Woodfin, Marketing Director
Natalie Woodfin has been serving with MJM since October 2020 as MJM’s marketing director. She came to MJM with a passion for marketing as her home church, Emmanuel Baptist Church located in Eden, NC, experienced a technical revolution at the start of the shutdowns. “As an older congregation, we never had much need for social media or marketing platforms until they were the only way for the church to meet. When I heard MJM was looking for someone to do their marketing, with it fresh in my mind, I thought to myself, “I could do that.” It is incredible to see the way God has orchestrated the growth of MJM and every day that I work here I see God in new ways, working for His people, and it inspires me to be better.”
Natalie has an associate’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and will graduate with her Bachelor of Science in the Spring of 2023. She will continue her education with plans to achieve a Second bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling with a concentration in Abuse/Trauma counseling. Natalie enjoys serving where she is able and enjoys serving with her husband in their local church in Wetumpka, Alabama.
What We Believe
1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16 & 17)
2. There is one God, eternally co-existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (I Peter 1:2)
3. The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and became fully man. Through His virgin birth, by His death and resurrection, the Lord Jesus Christ made salvation a free gift to all who receive Him. (John 3:16 & 36; Ephesians 2:8 & 9)
4. Each member of the human race is created in the image of God, but falls short of God’s glorious standard, sinful and lost. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of each individual. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ, and salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:10-30)
5. God created and maintains all things by His sovereign power. (Colossians 1:15-17)
6. The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. True believers have assurance of eternal life and the power of the Holy Spirit to live righteous lives. (John 10: 27-29; Galatians 5:16-18)
7. The blessed hope of the Church is the personal and imminent return of the Lord: the saved to enjoy eternal bliss and the unsaved to experience eternal and conscious punishment. (Revelation 20:11-15)
Mount Jubilee Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Mount Jubilee Ministries, Inc. admits individuals of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and other activities generally accorded or made available to its board members, advisory council members, staff and program participants. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission or any other programs administered by Mount Jubilee Ministries, Inc.