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Bri Payne
Executive Director

Bri is an outdoor enthusiast who has been blessed to work and serve the last 18 years in camp & retreat ministry. She has a “challenge accepted” attitude, call to empower children and share her love of God’s creation with them. 

Bri has a degree in Media Studies in Electronic Newsgathering & Documentary from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a certificate in Non-Profit Business Management from the University of Tennessee and a certificate in Outdoor Ministries from Columbia Seminary.  She is a member of Lake Hills Presbyterian Church, represents camps in Tennessee on the American Camp Association (ACA) Regional Board, serves on the Maryville College Board of Church Visitors and serves on the Board of the Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association (PCCCA). 

Bri’s sidekicks are Zip & Indi her dog and cat and sometimes a foster dog, as she is a foster home for the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association (ACDRA). And of course, Shine the Animal Ambassador opossum.  She is a volunteer with the Roane County Rescue Squad and has completed over 30 Spartan Races. 

Penny Babelay
Program Director

Becky Moore
River Ridge Administrator

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591 West Rockwood Ferry Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
Phone: (865) 376-2236
Fax: (865) 376-1719
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