About Us

Staff

MARIA RUDESILL

Executive Director
I grew up in southern Michigan and found Christian Camping shortly after graduating college. I can think of no better ministry than helping youth and families build a closer relationship with Christ using the various activities that camping provides. Since 2008, I have been blessed to be part of the new programs at CLBC and look forward to the amazing future God has for this ministry. When not involved in camping programs, I love to read, hike, travel and hang out with my family.

JOHN JOHNSON

Group Ministry Program Director
Hello, my name is John Johnson, Jr. I am excited to work as the Group Ministry Program Director here at the Crescent Lake Bible Camp! I am married to my wonderful wife, Ruth, and have two adult children. We recently welcomed the addition of our first grandchild. I am an ordained minister and have degrees in both criminal justice and ministry. I have been an investigator for the past 33 years, and retired from the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office, where I spent 21 years on staff. I am also a licensed private detective, and have owned my own detective agency for 12 years. Before coming to Crescent Lake Bible Camp, I worked as a truancy specialist for an area tribal government. But my passion has been, and continues to be, ministry! I have worked with many people from many backgrounds, through prison ministry, pastoring churches, and teaching faith based workshops. As a lifetime resident of Northern Wisconsin, I am very excited to be part of the ministry here at the Crescent Lake Bible Camp. I believe that the Lord is going to do great things here, and I want to be part of it. I really appreciate your prayers and support of my ministry here at CLBC. I mostly covet your prayers. I also welcome anyone that would like to help financially support my ministry here at CLBC. Please stop and visit with me while you are at the camp, and let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.

ANGIE PAYFER

Program Director

My family and I came to serve at Crescent Lake Bible Camp December 1, 2001 and we have been incredibly blessed to be a part of this incredible ministry ever since. After serving alongside my husband in many areas of camp for many years, I was offered a part-time position in the camp office taking care of the accounting duties in September of 2014. In the spring of 2017, I was blessed with the full-time position of Office Manager. I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve every person that comes to Crescent Lake Bible Camp and be a part of the staff at CLBC. Most importantly, I am so incredibly grateful to my Savior for allowing me to be a part of building His kingdom for His glory!

JEREMY PAYFER

Maintenance Director

I grew up in River Falls, Wisconsin. During my high school years I worked at a camp during the summer as the Maintenance Director. While working at that camp I met my wife, Angie. During my service at that camp I knew that someday I would want to work in the camping ministry full-time. Angie shared this dream with me. We were living in Duluth, Minnesota when our pastor brought us an application to work at Crescent Lake Bible Camp. We were so excited to have the opportunity to serve at a camp. We started here in December 2001 where I serve as the Maintenance Director. We have three daughters who also serve here with us. They help in the kitchen, with housekeeping, and wherever else they are needed. We are incredibly Blessed to be able to call Crescent Lake Bible Camp our place of employment and our home.

Jeremy says, “Thank you Jesus for working so powerfully in the camping ministry and for letting us be a part of this journey!”

DALE AND DESI HASKINS

Program Maintenance And Waterskiing Ministry

We are honored to be able to serve our Lord by serving others at camp.

We first came to CLBC in 2003 as volunteers teaching water-skiing for three summers.

February of 2006 we became full time missionary staff, teaching water-skiing during the summers and Dale doing Program Maintenance and New Construction the rest of the year, with Desi helping when needed.

We are extremely blessed to be able to use the talents and abilities God has given us to serve our campers and we enjoy being a part of a Christ-centered team here at CLBC. We cannot think of anything we would rather do.

CARRIE GRAHAM

Summer Camp Program Director
My name is Carrie Graham! I am from Greensboro, NC. I have a bachelors degree from Liberty University in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. I am passionate about the outdoors and teaching children, youth, and families about our amazing God, Through exciting outdoor programs, intentional time with God, and relationship building, I hope that people leave this camp knowing that God loves them and wants a relationship with them.

JD AND ABIGAIL DAVIDSON

Technology Coordinator

I first came to Crescent Lake Bible Camp during a youth retreat in January of 2008 as the sound tech for Kneel, a worship band from the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area. I spent three years with them playing for CLBC’s summer youth camps, and we really enjoyed getting to know the staff and campers. I began to really appreciate the work God was doing at camp during that time. The changes that could happen in the campers’ lives during just a single week of youth camp were remarkable.

In 2011 I joined summer staff and stayed on as year-round staff as 2012 began, taking on a number of technological projects around camp while also serving as the technical expert behind The Trek’s new online video curriculum.

Abbey “joined” camp staff when we were married in 2013 and has served as the Coordinator for the Canteen and Bookstore’s operation during the summer season. She keeps busy during the rest of the year as a stay-at-home mom to August, the latest addition to our family. Both of us also enjoy volunteering on our church’s worship team when time allows.