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

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

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. Stephanie Thomas
Title: Administrative Assistant
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

Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Stacy Henson
Title: K4/Preschool Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2019
Hobbies: Crafting, Traveling 
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Mrs. Sarah Murphy

Title: K5/Kindergarten Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2021
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, fishing, and being outdoors. Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Elementary School Teachers

Title: First Grade Lead 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. Brian Kershaw
Title: First Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2021
Hobbies: Cooking, musicals, technology, 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.”

Mrs. Tonya Wright*
Title: Second Grade Lead 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.” 

Mrs. Kristy Pennington
Title: Third Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Hobbies outdoor activities, interior decorating, organizing 
Favorite Verse: Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.”

Mrs. Crystal Tabor
Title: Fourth Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family and friends
Favorite Verse: Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Mrs. Janet Sweeting*
Title: Fifth Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2021
Hobbies: Reading, music boxes, and volunteering
Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:31 “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall run and not grow weary they shall walk and not faint.”

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.”

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.”

Title: Middle/High School 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

Hobbies: Singing, dancing, art, and reading
Favorite Verse: Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.”

Miss Bailey Bollenbach
Title: Middle/High School Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2017
Hobbies: Coaching, crafting, dancing, 
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.”

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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