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. Stacy Henson
Title: K4/Preschool Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2019
Teaching Experience: K4 Teacher 21 years, 10 years (Abeka)
Hobbies: Crafting, Traveling 
Favorite Verse:Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Email: s.henson@myccca.com

Mandy Kershaw

Title: K5/Kindergarten Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Teaching Experience: 3 years (Abeka), Music, Drama, Bible, Speech (K3-12th)
Hobbies: Singing, acting, dancing, art making, and reading
Favorite Verse: Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
Email:  m.kershaw@myccca.com 

Elementary School Teachers

MRS. DANIELLE JOHNSTON
Title: First Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2018
Teaching Experience: First Grade teacher, 2 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. Teresa Lester
Title: Second Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2013
Teaching Experience: K4 Teacher, 22 yrs (Abeka); K5 Teacher, 6  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

Mrs. Kristy Pennington
Title: Third Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 20
Teaching Experience: K4 Teacher, 1 year (Abeka); K3 Teacher, 2 years (Abeka)
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.”
Email: k.pennington@myccca.com

Mrs. Crystal Tabor
Title: Fourth Grade Lead Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Teaching Experience: Fourth grade teacher, 2 years (private school); Preschool teacher, 1 year (Abeka); Homeschool teacher, 12 years
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.”

Email: c.tabor@myccca.com

Miss 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, 3 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

Jr/Sr High School Teachers

Mrs. Beth Bryant
Title: Fine Arts Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2010
Teaching Experience: Art teacher, 10 yrs (CCCA), Music teacher, 7 yrs (CCCA), Girls’ Ministry Leader, 8 yrs (CCCA), TeamKids Director, 10 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

Mr. Kyle Hilleary
Title: Middle/High School Teacher, Physical Education Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Teaching Experience: ESL Teacher (1 year), Bible Teacher (8 years)
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.”
Email: k.hilleary@myccca.com

MR. DAVID THOMPSON*
Title: Middle/High School 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. Craig (Harry) Harriss

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

Teaching Experience: Adjunct/Associate/Assistant Professor, 20 years (Crichton College), Elementary/High School teacher, 12 years (Abeka), Instructor/Instructional Mentor, 14 years (Liberty)
Hobbies:Family/Kids/GrandkidsWater Skiing, Missions Studies
Favorite Verse: John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'”
Email:  c.harriss@myccca.com 

Mrs. Renee Look*
Title: Middle/High School 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

Mrs. Kristy Carpenter

Title: Online Facilitator/Remedial Teacher
First Year at CCCA: 2020
Teaching Experience:K4/Jr K Teacher, 10 yrs, Curriculum Director (Abeka), 2yrs
Hobbies: Painting/Watercolors, Pottery, Gardening
Favorite Verse: Romans 12:12  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 
Email:k.carpenter@myccca.com 

* Masters degree

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