Jared serves as the Crier Creek Family Camp Director. Jared graduated from Anderson University in 2002 and went on to get a Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary in 2011. During his college years, Jared worked for six summers at Kanakuk Kamps and spent a year at the Kanakuk Institute. He came to Pine Cove in February 2012 after serving as a College Pastor and Director of Missions for Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN. Jared is passionate about teaching, leading worship and working specifically with college students and families. Jared and his wife Heather or “Heart and Sew” have four children: Avery, Hannah, Lily, and Hudson.
Tanner serves as the Crier Creek Family Camp Men's Director. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with a degree in Communication. Before joining the Crier Creek team Tanner served as Guest Services at Outback in 2012 and then transitioned into the role of High Risk Manager for Pine Cove in Columbus for 2013. While in college he was on summer staff at Outback in 2009 and 2010 where he found his passion for camp ministry. He met his wife, Katie, or "Squirreline Dion and On," while on summer staff and they have two sons, Jack and Smith. Tanner and Katie love ministry and developing relationships with families and college students.
Catherine serves as the Crier Creek Family Camp Women's Director. She graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with a degree in Spanish. In college, Catherine served as a summer staffer for three summers at Crier Creek and joined the full time team shortly after graduating. She loves developing lasting relationships with families and college students and a good cup of coffee.
Around here we have a saying that "Our staff is our program." By this we mean that we place a high standard on whom we hire for our summer staff position. The activities at camp are fun, the skits will make you laugh, and the music is loud, but it is the staff that will encourage, invest in, and model Jesus for your child. We interview thousands of college students to hire just a few hundred. Our screening process is intense and long, but worth it! We are committed to making sure your child is cared for physically, emotionally, and spiritually.