Executive Director


Heather Cooper

Business Administrator

Heather joined Camp Chaparral on February 15th, 2005. She celebrates 25 years of marriage with Ken Cooper and has one son, Matthew, and a brand new daughter-in-law, Emily.  Heather is a member of Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park. Before coming to the Camp, she worked as a Book Store Manager and Financial Aid Advisor for Wayland Baptist University’s Sheppard AFB campus. She has also worked in the Human Resource department for Sears in Wichita Falls. When asked what she likes about her job, she stated, “I love serving in an environment where lives are changed. At the end of the day, everything that we have done goes back to helping people find their way to Jesus. This isn’t a job, it’s a ministry. Who wouldn’t love being able to work in a place like this?”

Nathan McDonald

Facilities & Activities Director

Nathan (or Nate), joined the camp staff in April, 2016. Nathan previously worked at the Camp from 2003-2008, serving as the Ropes Course Coordinator. After leaving the Camp to work in the Commercial Insurance world for 6+ years, the Lord called Nathan back to the Camp to serve as Facilities & Activities Director. The Camp holds a special place in Nathan's heart, as he accepted Christ at the Camp during RA camp in the summer of 1988. Nathan loves the Camp Ministry and the impact it can have on people's lives. Nathan knows he would not be where he is today without the love, grace, and mercy of his Heavenly Father. Nathan has also been blessed with a wonderful, Godly family and has had many Godly mentors in his life who have helped shape him into the man he is today. Nathan is a life long Wichitan, and he attended Wichita Falls High School and Midwestern State University. In his free time Nathan enjoys playing golf, and cheering on The University of Texas Longhorns. Nathan is an ordained deacon and is a member of First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. Nathan is married to the love of his life, his beautiful wife Amanda, and they have an adorable son named Rohan.


Food Service Director