What is the Ridgecrest Foundation?

Founded in 2020 to steward the Ridgecrest ministries, The Ridgecrest Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry and the parent organization for Ridgecrest Conference Center, Camp Crestridge for Girls, and Camp Ridgecrest for Boys. The Ridgecrest Foundation is an operating foundation, not a grantmaking foundation. As stated in the Foundation’s by-laws, the primary purposes of the Foundation are:

  • To share the love of God, as revealed through the life and teachings of His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Bible, God’s Word;
  • To steward the legacy and assets of Ridgecrest Conference Center and Ridgecrest Summer Camps;
  • To support the ministries of Ridgecrest Conference Center and Ridgecrest Summer Camps and their opportunities to impact lives for God’s glory within a loving, servant-minded, purposefully hospitable, and gospel-centered environment.

Ridgecrest’s ministries have impacted millions of lives in decades past, and The Ridgecrest Foundation exists to ensure these ministries impact millions of more lives in the decades to come!

Current Ridgecrest Foundation Board of Directors

    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler
    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler
    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler
    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler
    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler
    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler
    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler

    Jeff Buhler

    Chair

    Zack Fulmer

    Director

    Ellen Parker Gaffney

    Vice Chair

    Nathan Headrick

    Director

    Steve LaSota

    Secretary

    Robin Thompson Parish

    Director

    Art Snead

    Ridgecrest President & CEO

    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Jeff Buhler

    Jeff Buhler

    Chair

    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Zack Fulmer

    Zack Fulmer

    Director

    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Ellen Parker Gaffney

    Ellen Parker Gaffney

    Chair

    Nathan Headrick

    Director

    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Steve LaSota

    Steve LaSota

    Treasurer

    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Robin Thompson Parish

    Robin Thompson Parish

    Director

    Ridgecrest Foundation Board Member Art Snead

    Art Snead

    Ridgecrest President & CEO

    The Ridgecrest Foundation has a governing board providing oversight and strategic direction, while operational decisions are made by onsite leadership. Board members serve three-year terms on a voluntary basis with no compensation for board service.

    Board members’ personal involvement with Ridgecrest spans over five decades in a variety of roles:

    • Camp Crestridge and Camp Ridgecrest campers, staffers, and parents
    • Conference Center guests
    • Volunteers
    • Board members of Camp Crestridge Alumnae & Friends and Camp Ridgecrest Alumni & Friends

    Each board member is a committed follower of Jesus with a passion for Ridgecrest’s mission of Impacting Lives for God’s Glory. Collectively, they bring valuable experience including ministry leadership, nonprofit advising, corporate executive leadership, financial planning and investment strategy, legal expertise, fundraising, risk management, and communications.

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