Faculty & Staff


Rev. Paul Bryant*
Title: President, Senior Pastor
First Year at CCCA: 2008
Hobbies: Sports of all kinds, reading
Favorite Verse: Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
Voicemail: 662-895-8968
Email: bearpb@yahoo.com

Mrs. Christy Kerby
Title: Administrator/Principal
First Year at CCCA: 2004
Hobbies: Camping, reading, crafting, spending time with family
Favorite Verse: Psalm 112:7-9 “Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances. He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen, for he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. This is why he is not afraid but can calmly face his foes.”
Voicemail: 662-895-0525
Email: c.kerby@myccca.com

Mrs. Nicole Petricek
Title: Administrative Assistant
First Year at CCCA: 2021
Favorite Verse: 2 Timothy 1:5 ESV ” I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.”
Email: n.petricek@myccca.com

Mrs. Stephanie Thomas
Title: Administrative Assistant/ Finance Manager
First Year at CCCA: 2021
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, going to baseball and softball games, event planning, reading and watching Disney animated movies
Favorite Verse: 1 Corinthians 16:14  “Do everything in love.” 
Voicemail: 662-895-0525
Email: s.thomas@myccca.com

Mrs. Ashley Hobbs
Title: Program Assistant
First Year at CCCA: 2023
Hobbies: Crafting, geocaching, theater shows, playing games with my kids, outdoor and sport activities, camping and traveling
Favorite Verse:Joshua 1:9 ” Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid. Do not lose hope. I am the Lord your God. I will be with you everywhere you go”

Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Shannon Grissom
Title: K4 Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2022
Hobbies: Camping, Being with my Family
Favorite Verse: Romans 8:28 ” And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”


Mrs. Erin Lane
Title : K4 Assistant Teacher
First Year at CCCA : 2022
Hobbies :
Favorite Verse :

Ms. Kourtney Hawkins 
Title: Kindergarten Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2023
Favorite Verse: 



Elementary School Teachers

Mrs. Tonya Wright*
Title: First Grade Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2021
Hobbies: Spending quality time with my family, Cooking, Shopping, Traveling, Helping others in need, Praising God, Public Speaking, & Being a true witness for Our Lord!!
Favorite Verse: Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”



Ms. Danielle Yates
Title: Second Grade Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2022
Hobbies: Listening to Billing Breakthroughs by TheraNest and Spending time with Family Favorite Verse: Psalm 46:5 ” God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
 God will help her when morning dawns.”



Mrs. Danielle Johnston
Title: Third Grade Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2018
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, crafting, outdoor activities
Favorite Verse: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”


Mr. Andrew Holmes
Title: Fourth Grade Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2022
Hobbies: Playing Music, Painting, Swimming, Reading, and Outdoor Activities.
Favorite Verse:Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”


Mr. Brian Kershaw
Title: Fifth Grade Teacher/ IT Director
First Year at CCCA: 2021
Hobbies: Cooking, Musical Theater, Technology,Church Ministry, and Hanging out with his awesome wife.
Favorite Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

Jr/Sr High School Teachers

Mrs. Beth Bryant
Title: Fine Arts Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2010
Hobbies: Attending Theatre, Reading, Watercolor/Art, Singing, History
Favorite Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Email: b.bryant@myccca.com


Mr. David Thompson*
Title: Middle/High School Science  Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2017
Hobbies: Golf, Reading, Outdoor Activities
Favorite Verse: Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law.”

Mr. Brandon Foster
Title: Middle/High School Math Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2023
Hobbies: Carpentry, Writing, Reading, Hiking, Spending Time with My Family
Favorite Verse: Psalm 18:34 “He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”

Ms. Kiauna Smith
Title: Middle/High School English Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2023
Hobbies: Watching Football, Gardening, Knitting
Favorite Verse:

Mrs. Kristy Carpenter
Title: Online Facilitator/Remedial Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Hobbies: Painting/Watercolors, Pottery, Gardening
Favorite Verse: Romans 12:12  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 

Mr. Sam Lane
Title : Middle/High School Bible & Physical Education Teacher
First Year at CCCA : 2023
Hobbies :
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* Masters degree

Cross Creek Christian Academy

4105 Goodman Road Olive Branch, MS. 38654

(662) 895-0525

(662) 874-6347 (Fax)



Cross Creek Christian Academy enrolls students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of educational, enrollment and scholarship policies, or school-managed programs.