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.
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.
Jessie Meador, Executive Director
Jessie is the Executive Director of Mount Jubilee Ministries, succeeding Cecil Cottrell in the position in October 2023. Jessie graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in mathematical economics and obtained her MBA from Fayetteville State University. She came to MJM with 13 years of business strategy experience, with the previous eight years in various leadership roles at the Cone Health Annie Penn Hospital campus. Prior to joining MJM as executive director, Jessie served as the assistant director of operations & community outreach for the hospital. About her move to full-time ministry leadership, she says “my place of work has always been a mission field for me – in the way I interact with my leaders, staff, coworkers, customers, and the public – wherein God has always given me opportunities to impact those around me in a deep and meaningful way. This next step with MJM presents an opportunity to multiply and profoundly deepen my impact in the world and for that I will be forever grateful. It is extremely important to be able to exhibit my core values in my daily work and to see first hand the impact I am making. I am confident this will be the case at MJM.” Jessie is passionate about the health and well-being of our communities and is excited to begin positively impacting the lives of our Heroes and their families. Jessie and her husband live in Wentworth, NC and attend Calvary Baptist Church in Reidsville. They enjoy traveling near and far with their two children, Ellie & Evan, and their dog, Dolly.
Cecil Cottrell, Director of Resource Development
Cecil is the Director of Resource Development 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 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 and attend Caswell Bible Fellowship. They enjoy traveling to the Pacific Northwest to visit their two grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law.
Angelica Villalta, Program Director
Angelica works as the MJM Programs Director. She oversees all His Path Developmental Day Programs and Camp Jubilee. 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 - His Path Reidsville Program Coordinator
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 .
Abby Schmidt, Direct Care - His Path Greensboro Program Coordinator
Victoria Greenleaf, Direct Care - His Path Winston-Salem Program Coordinator
Victoria Greenleaf, His Path Program Coordinator-Winston-Salem, graduated with an Associate of Applied Science at Blue Ridge Community College and then later pursued Human Services at Forsyth Technical Community College, completing their Human Services Technology/Gerontology program. Over the years, Victoria has volunteered in day programs for adults with dementia, and completed an internship in a day program for adults with IDD during her last semester at Forsyth Tech. After completing her education at Forsyth Tech, Victoria began working in day programs for adults with IDD as an Activity Instructor, which included teaching and supporting individuals as they learn life skills and vocational skills through creative and artistic methods. She also began volunteering in her church, pursuing ministry opportunities in the field. “After learning about His Path, I believed God was revealing the path for me to be able to fulfill His calling over my life in a more meaningful way.”
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.