Crescent Lake Bible Camp
2750 Bible Camp Road | Rhinelander, WI 54501 | 715-203-0500


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. Over the last eight years, 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.

Josh Yaden
Summer Camps and Conferencing Director

I was born in California but grew up in Colorado Springs. I went to college at Grace University in Omaha, NE for a degree in Christian Education with an emphasis in Camping Ministry. During College, I worked at several different camps. Once I graduated college in 2011, I started working at Camp Redcloud and served there for several years. My time there ended and then I ended up coming to serve the Lord at CLBC in 2014.

Rachel Burgess
Outdoor Education and Teambuilding Director

I grew up in Raymond, New Hampshire with my parents, five brothers, and a sister. I attended a camp from 2nd grade until I was 16 when I became a counselor. I was on staff there for 6 years and fell in love with the camping ministry but thought I was supposed to go into teaching instead. I moved to South Carolina to go to college and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. During the spring semester of my senior year I thought that God might be calling me into the camping ministry so I went to a camp in North Carolina to work as an intern to check it out. I worked there for two years and decided that this is what God wanted me to do with my life. In 2014, God brought me to CLBC as the program director of Outdoor Education and Teambuilding.

Angie Payfer
Office Manager

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

JD and Abigail Davidson
Technology and Canteen/Bookstore 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.