Faculty & Staff


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

Ms. Erin Goucher
Title: Administrative Assistant
First Year at CCCA: 2022
Favorite Verse:

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.”

Email: s.grissom@myccca.com

Mrs. Micah Walkley 

Title: Kindergarten Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2022
Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Golfing, Snorkeling, Crafting, and Woodworking

Favorite Verse: Philippians 2:14-15 “ Do all things without grumbling or disputing,  that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world”

Email: m.walkley@myccca.com


Elementary School Teachers

Mrs. Tonya Wright*
Title: First/Second 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.” 

Email: t.wright@myccca.com


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.”

Email: d.yates@myccca.com


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.”

Email: d.johnston@myccca.com

Mr. Andrew Holmes

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

Isaiah 40:8


Mr. Brian Kershaw

Title: Fifth Grade Teacher
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.”

Email: b.kershaw@myccca.com

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. Kyle Hilleary
Title: Middle/High School Teacher, Physical Education Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Hobbies: Spending time with family, Reading, and Being a student
Favorite Verse: Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

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.”

Mrs. Mandy Kershaw

Title: Middle/High School English and Literature Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
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. 

* Masters degree

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4105 Goodman Road Olive Branch, MS. 38654

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