Meet Our Staff

Ryan Higgins

Executive Director

Ryan grew up in rural Arkansas, where he gained a love for the outdoors.  He accepted Christ at age 19 and entered into ministry shortly after that.  He and his wife, Lucy, have five children.  Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jared Marsh

Associate Director

Jared grew up on the lake in Hartwell, Georgia.  He became a Christian when he was 8 after hearing the gospel presented in a new way by a traveling evangelist.  He felt a call to ministry when he was in high school and discovered that camp ministry was where God was leading him.  He and his wife, Megan, are high school sweethearts who have been married since May of 2011.   They have two daughters, Evie Jane and Emery Rose, and one son, Graham Haywood! Jared has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies from Truett-McConnell College and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Angela Scantland

Camp Administrator

Angela began full-time with Cedar Lake in 2014, serving both in the office and kitchen. She is married to Mike and are proud parents of three grown children and grandparents to River and Caspian. They live in Cookeville, TN with Zeus, their giant German Shepherd fur-baby. Angela and Mike are active with The River Community Church in Cookeville, TN.

Benjamin Estes

Marketing Coordinator

Ben grew up in Livingston, TN where he came to Cedar Lake every summer. He accepted Christ when he was 14 and became summer staff when he was 15. Moving up the ranks of summer staff, he worked and volunteered at camp for many years throughout high school and college. Ben has a degree in Media Production and runs his own videography business on the side named Atlas Studios. Ben and his fiancé Claire are active members of Central City Church in Cookeville.