Our Approach

Our Story


Our Story

Greetings from our family to yours! Big Oak Meadows is the answer to a lifetime of dreaming and praying and we are excited to share it with you! We are the Custer family and we invite you on this journey of making Big Oak Meadows a place that you can build lasting memories with your family and friends. We, Nate and Noelle, both grew up on farms, have a deep love for God's creation, and know the value of growing together through hard work. We both were involved in camping ministry which is where we began our journey of life together. Our vision is to build community by having a Christ-centered place for families, churches, and groups to gather together in a fun and safe environment. Some of the ways that we plan on doing this include: retreats, agritourism, conferences, camps, concerts, weddings, and other events and celebrations.

We invite you to come experience Big Oak Meadows with us!

Nate & Noelle

Meet the Team



Nate Custer

Executive Director


Hi I 'm Nate. After obtaining a degree in environmental Science Biology and Fisheries Biology, I spent 11 years flying helicopters as a Captain in the Marine Corp.  I am actively involved with my church and community, and I also sit on the Farm Credit Advisory board. Camp life creates the opportunity for hours on end of being outdoors clearing trails, maintaining camp, hiking, and farming.  I along with my wife, Noelle, and 4 children love adventuring and anything that involves the great outdoors.


Noelle Custer

Director of Programming &

Event Coordinator

Hi I'm Noelle! I love playing, living, and serving wherever my husband and children are including children's ministry at church, volunteering at school, and I am always ready to throw a party at any time! I love community and bringing people together. I have served as a camp counselor and have significant camp management experience during my time as a program director. My educational background consists of Teaching, Health, and Christian Counseling. Many people call me a visionary but I like to call it dreaming with God.  I like to see the impossible become possible and I cannot wait to see THIS dream come true!


Christine Berry

Media Specialist &

Administrative Assistant

Hi I am Christine!  I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a Mom to 3 amazing beauties and 1 handsome little man.  I am passionate about life, family, DIY’ing and making our house a cozy home! I graduated with a Masters degree in education and have a dual minor in Studio art and Fine art. I love being a Children's Director at our church and using my creativity in Photography and the arts! Thanks for stopping by to check out Big Oak Meadows.  I hope to see you soon!

We would love to hear from you!

Call for an appointment to schedule a site visit soon!

Big Oak Meadows

7266 Hayes-Orangeville Road, Burghill, OH 44404