Faculty & Staff

Administration

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. MELISSA GOUCHER
Title: Business Manager
First Year at CCCA: 2015
Hobbies: Watching British television, reading
Favorite Verse: Psalm 91:4 “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
Voicemail: 662-895-0525
Email: m.goucher@myccca.com

MRS. CRYSTAL GATWOOD
Title: Administrative Assistant
First Year at CCCA: 2018
Hobbies: Biking, reading
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Voicemail: 662-895-0525
Email: c.gatwood@myccca.com

MRS. JOAN VANDERBERG
Title: Lunch Manager
First Year at CCCA: 2015
Hobbies: Gardening
Favorite Verse: Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Kindergarten Teachers

MRS. NIKKI CHAMPION
Title: K4/Preschool Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2015
Teaching Experience: K4 Teacher, 4 yrs (Abeka)
Hobbies: Puzzles, swimming
Favorite Verse: Psalms 78:4 “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”
Email: n.champion@myccca.com

MRS. TERESA LESTER
Title: K5/Kindergarten Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2013
Teaching Experience: K4 Teacher, 21 yrs (Abeka); K5 Teacher, 4 yrs (Abeka)
Hobbies: Reading, walking
Favorite Verse: I Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
Email: t.lester@myccca.com

Elementary School Teachers

MRS. DANIELLE JOHNSTON
Title: First Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2018
Teaching Experience: First Grade teacher, 1 yr (Abeka); K4/K5 Asst Teacher, 2 yr (Abeka)
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

MRS. BRENDA GEDEON
Title: Second Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2006
Teaching Experience: Second grade teacher, 9 yrs (Abeka); Third/fourth grade teacher, 1 yr (Abeka); Homeschool for 7 children, 25 yrs
Hobbies: Crocheting, reading, sewing
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Email: b.gedeon@myccca.com

MRS. VIVIAN SMITH
Title: Third Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2012
Teaching Experience: Third grade teacher, 4 yrs (Abeka); Music teacher, 10 yrs (private school); K3 teacher, 1 yr (Abeka); K4 teacher, 2 yrs (Abeka); Kindergarten teacher, 5 yrs (Abeka)
Hobbies: Gardening, reading
Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Email: v.smith@myccca.com

MRS. LISA HUGHES*
Title: Fourth Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2014
Teaching Experience: Art teacher, 2 yrs (private school); Middle school teacher, 14 yrs (private school); Substitute teacher, 2 yrs (public school); Homeschool teacher, 5 yrs
Hobbies: Music (Choir director-Memphis Wind Symphony), roller-blading, traveling, art, biking
Favorite Verse: Romans 8:38-39 “ For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Email: l.hughes@myccca.com

MS. BAILEY BOLLENBACH
Title: Fifth Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2017
Teaching Experience: Preschool teacher, 3 yrs (Abeka); Kindergarten teacher, 1 yr (Abeka); Fifth grade teacher, 1 yr (Abeka)
Hobbies: Coaching, crafting, drama/theatre
Favorite Verse: John 16:33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Email: b.bollenbach@myccca.com

MRS. RENÉE LOOK*
Title: Sixth Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2012
Teaching Experience: English Professor, 10 yrs (Univ. of Phoenix); Middle school and high school teacher, 21 yrs (private school)
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, traveling
Favorite Verse: Romans 12:6-7 “ Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching.”
Email: r.look@myccca.com

Jr/Sr High School Teachers

MRS. BETH BRYANT
Title: Fine Arts Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2010
Teaching Experience: Art teacher, 8 yrs (CCCA), Music teacher, 5 yrs (CCCA), Girls’ Ministry Leader, 6 yrs (CCCA), TeamKids Director, 8 yrs (CCC)
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

MRS. JENNIFER HAYDEN
Title: Physical Education Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2015
Teaching Experience: Physical Education teacher, 4 yrs (CCCA)
Hobbies: Exercising, reading
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Email: j.hayden@myccca.com

MR. DAVID THOMPSON*
Title: Middle/High School Science Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2017
Teaching Experience: Math and Science teacher, 7 yrs (private and public school)
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.”
Email: d.thompson@myccca.com

MR. MARK GEDEON*
Title: Middle/High School Bible and History Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2014
Teaching Experience: Bible, Math, and History teacher, 10 yrs (private school)
Hobbies: Reading
Favorite Verse: Psalm 37:37 “Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.”
Email: m.gedeon@myccca.com

MRS. DAWN STAPLES*
Title: Middle/High School English Teacher, Speech, Journalism
First Year at CCCA: 2012
Teaching Experience: English teacher, 8 yrs (private school); Second grade teacher, 3 yrs (public school)
Hobbies: Reading, photography
Favorite Verse: Romans 12:1-12 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Email: d.staples@myccca.com

MRS. JEAN WALDING*
Title: Middle/High School Math and Bible Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2016
Teaching Experience: Middle and High School Math, Finance, Bible Science teacher, 11 yrs (private school)
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Email: j.walding@myccca.com

MS. MARTA KING
Title: Middle/High School Spanish Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2018
Teaching Experience: Spanish teacher, 8 yrs (private school); English and Spanish teacher, 27 yrs (public school)
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, spending time with family
Favorite Verse: Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Email: m.king@myccca.com

* Masters degree

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