Board of Directors

Sallye Hardy

Sallye has given her entire life to serving children and their families, through local pastorates, directing
Pitt County’s Family Violence Program, and owner/operator of The Rocker Room Child Care Center.

She was raised in Pittsylvania County, where her father the Reverend R. Fletcher Hardy III pastored
United Methodist Churches for over fifty years. Her confidence in God’s creative and redeeming power inspire
her vision and commitment to Camp Selah Ministries.

“This is a great opportunity for people who believe in the love of Christ to practice their faith and really
make a difference. If we can get people here, the nature God has provided will bestow upon them the Selah experience – rest and renewal. ”

Sallye is a graduate of Asbury College and Duke Divinity School. She is a Board Certified Chaplain by the
Association of Professional Chaplains. Her hobbies include leather work and caning chairs and watching
children’s movies.


Robert Cutchins, PHR

Robert has been employed with Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital (Norfolk, VA)  for 15 years, and serves as Human Resources manager, responsible for hiring medical and non-medical staff, administering policies, and handling all employee benefits. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ashford University (Clinton, Iowa).

Robert is a resident and native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and serves as organist for the congregations of Berea Christian Church and Holland Christian Church, both located in Suffolk, Virginia.

Robert brings to Camp Selah a love of people, as well as a deep, working knowledge of computer technology. He is dedicated to bringing together technology and people in a way that supports, promotes and serves Camp Selah’s mission.

Robert’s hobbies include boating aboard his classic Chris Craft cruiser, exploring new computer technologies, and listening to a variety of different music genres.


Lauren Purgason

Lauren loves people, especially kids. She has always been driven to “make a difference” in the lives of little ones, which led her to become a mother and teacher. Lauren has served as a camp counselor, assistant, and director. She has also enjoyed teaching bible school, children’s church, and directing children’s Christmas productions.

Living and working in Pittsylvania County, Lauren graduated from Averett University with a Masters of Education Degree and holds a Virginia pre-kindergarten through grade 6 teaching license. She is employed by Pittsylvania County Schools as an elementary teacher, and also actively serves on her church’s Family Ministries team.

Lauren is excited that God has opened the door and allowed her to become part of the Board for this great organization. Lauren hopes to help this team make Camp Selah a place that adults and children can come to find what their minds, souls, and bodies need, whatever that may be! Her prayer is that God will take her small talents and experiences, past and present, and in some way use them for extraordinary service!