John Strange, Chairman
John first experienced camp as a child under Brother Geiger, the camp’s founder. He was raised in Knoxville but has served in ministry capacities at Cedar Lake Camp, Clemson University, University of Kentucky, and the central Kentucky region. All three of his children, Josh, Jordan, and Jenna, attended camp and served as summer staff. He currently resides in Lexington, KY, with his wife, Geralyn, where he works for UPS and the Lexington Airport.
Sam Norrod, Vice-Chairman
Horse Cave, KY
Sam grew up in Ohio but has strong family ties to Overton County. While serving as worship pastor at First Baptist Church in Crossville, TN, in 2004, Sam began sending his own children to Cedar Lake Camp. The next year he sent his first group of kids to camp and has done so ever since. Sam is married to Kathy and lives in Horse Cave, KY, where he serves as a worship pastor. They have two sons, Ben and Brandon, who both served as summer staff.
Jenni Bell, Secretary
Jenni was raised in Ohio but moved to Overton County in 2006. She and her husband, Tom, have sent all four of their children to camp who still serve as summer staff. Jenni taught school at Rickman Elementary and Algood Middle but now resides in Knoxville as a training specialist for a utility contractor.
Todd Daugherty, Treasurer
Todd attended camp as a child then later returned as a counselor. According to Todd, camp is his “favorite place on earth.” He has also served as CIT leader, Day Camp director, and now as a member of the board. After growing up in Crossville, TN, he attended Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY. He currently serves as a student pastor for Central Baptist Church in Crossville, which sends many campers each summer. Todd is set to marry his fiancée, Kaitlyn, in May 2021.
Originally from Florida, Ray and his wife, Rhonda, began sending their three children to camp many years ago. While the kids were campers, they stayed to volunteer on various projects and developed a heart for the ministry of CLC. Ray loves to work on equipment and machines. He is irreplaceable in that regard! He currently lives in Greenwood, SC, and is recently retired from many years of working as a repair technician for commercial office equipment.
Mike was raised in Gainesboro, TN but moved to Cookeville, where he met his wife, Angela. Together they sent their three children to camp from a young age, two of which served as summer staff. Mike is an international sales manager for Research Electronics Incorporated. He and his family continue to reside in the Cookeville area.
While growing up in Crossville, Jamie attended camp as a child then later served as a “work girl” (now known as CITS). Jamie married Tony and sent her two children, Cassidy and Luke, to camp. Her grandson is now a third-generation camper. She and Tony live in Albemarle, NC, where she operates her own business making custom soaps.
William Moses (honorary member)
Cranston served the Upper Cumberland area through his dental practice in Crossville for decades. He and his wife, Betty, sent all four of their children to camp and are now sending their great-grandchildren. Betty was a camper the first year of Cedar Lake Camp in 1942! These two have been champions for camp like few others over the years. Betty went home to be with the Lord in 2018. Cranston still resides in the Crossville area.