State Headquarters Staff
The State Headquarters staff of CEF of Eastern PA, Inc. oversees 19 chapters in 25 counties of Eastern Pennsylvania.
Pastor Doug Williams
Over thirty years ago, when Doug attended Summer Missionary Training School in 1985, a seed was planted that would grow into a passion for God’s Word and a desire to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. This led to a vocational call of serving Jesus Christ for over twenty years in various ministry positions. He has worked with children in CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC., college students with Campus Crusade for Christ, and all ages while pastoring in several churches throughout the years.
From that summer to this day, he kept the ministry of CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. close to his heart and life. In years past, he partnered with CEF to redevelop the children’s ministries when he pastored two churches. But the greatest impact has been in his own family when his daughter, Brooke, attended Good News Club and accepted Jesus Christ as a child. He accepted the role as Executive Director of CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. to continue the mission of answering that question for every child who would ask. He and his wife, Naomi, along with their daughter currently live in State College, PA.
Mr. Rob Bingaman
Director of Finance
Rob Bingaman accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of nine while attending church camp; however, CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. has played an important role in his life since childhood. His mother came to know the Lord when a neighbor invited her to a Good News Club. When Rob was a child, his mother sent him to Good News Clubs, and eventually, she hosted 5-Day Clubs at their home. Additionally, Rob’s wife, Beth, worked at State Headquarters for several years.
Rob retired from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Service after twenty years of service to the Commonwealth. In his role as Compliance Office Manager, he was responsible for analyzing the financial statements submitted by motor carrier companies, who were applying for certification and rate increases. He was also employed at a bank for four years and has an extensive knowledge on financial matters.
He realizes how vital it is to teach boys and girls about Jesus at an early age, especially in these times. He looks forward to serving the Lord in this ministry as he deals with the various financial aspects of CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
Mrs. Miriam Higley
Media Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator
Miriam Higley has always felt called to work with children. She discovered CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC. through her sister, who worked as a counselor at Good News Day Camp as a teen. Miriam was going to college at the time, but did not feel that she was in the place that God wanted her. In 2019, she transferred her education online in order to focus on serving on staff with CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF WYOMING- SULLIVAN COUNTIES, INC.
Miriam graduated from Clarks Summit University in 2020 with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry and Bible.
In 2021, Miriam married her husband, Nathan, and moved to Virginia where she now works remotely with CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
Mrs. Hillary Barrick
Hillary Barrick grew up in Frederick, Maryland. The eldest of 10 children, she accepted Christ at the age of three, later dedicating her life to the Lord at the age of fourteen. Her love for working with children sparked at a young age, when, as a six year old, she “helped” her father with a Sunday School class held in the inner city.
Hillary has been privileged to work with children in many ways, through church, camps, an internship working with troubled youth, and as a home health aid working in pediatrics. She also serves with an organization working with an orphanage in Sierra Leone, W. Africa.
She has an Associates of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Character Development. Currently living in Duncannon, PA with her husband, Jesse,and their two dogs. Hillary joined State Headquarters staff in 2022.
Mrs. Lisa Doyle
Assistant to the Executive Director
Lisa taught at the Warrior Run Middle School’s Released Time Program for two years and served in the office at CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP OF NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, INC. as a ministry assistant. She has over fifteen years of experience training and equipping volunteers.
Lisa says, “I am excited to be able to serve as Assistant to the Executive Director and look forward to using my ministry experience to help expand the scope of our outreach.” She joined State Headquarters staff in January of 2022.