Board of Directors
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 Chick Fil A and the Lexington Airport.
Todd Caroland, Vice Chairman
Todd’s experience with camp began as a counselor years ago. During his staff years he also served as Guys’ CIT Leader and Camp Intern. He then served as associate director for Vesper Point Camp near Chattanooga, TN where he grew up and currently resides with his wife, Courtney. Todd now works as a real estate agent in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. They have one fluffy “son” Teddy the dog.
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.
Karen White, Treasurer
Karen was born and raised in Overton County. After high school she attended Vol State and Tennessee Tech University. Karen has been married to Ronnie since 1985. They have three children: Jackson, Hayden, and Carley. They also have two grandchildren, Farris and Rylee. Karen currently works as Director of Compliance for One Bank. She also serves at her church (First Baptist Livingston) in a number of capacities, including the worship team. Karen is known for her Butterfinger cake and Christmas candy! Her selfless service is a precious commodity to Cedar Lake Camp.
Todd began his journey with Cedar Lake as a 7 year old day camper. He started working as a summer camp counselor after his first year of college. Through the seven years he was on summer staff, Todd filled several roles, including counselor, Day Camp Director, and CIT Director. Now, he and his wife Kaitlyn reside in Tazewell, TN where Todd works remotely for a telehealth organization and Kaitlyn attends medical school at Lincoln Memorial University. Fun fact: Todd and the other board member Todd are great friends, both being groomsmen in each other's weddings.
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.
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.
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.