An Open and Affirming Congregation
of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Staff Directory

Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump, Minister

Charisa was ordained into ministry in 1993. Before coming to Cairn Christian Church in 2010, she served three congregations in the Metro-Denver area of Colorado and two yoked congregations in Westcliff and Leigh-on-Sea in England. She received her Bachelor of Divinity from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, her Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in Denver and her Doctor of Ministry from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Charisa has been married to her husband Tom for over twenty years and they have three children. Their daughter is a college student. Their oldest son is a senior at Denver School of the Arts and their youngest son is in second grade. Tom is a woodworker and a luthier (maker of musical instruments). Charisa sings and plays banjo in a bluegrass band with her husband, their son, and two friends. She loves music of every genre, from classical to rap to rock to folk to blues to country. She is a writer, currently working on two books. She loves cooking, gardening, reading, yoga, hiking, the color yellow and sunshine.
Dustin Adkins, Youth Director

Dustin has served three congregations and at various times he has been on staff as Worship Leader, Young Adult Minister, and Youth Director. He has also served several other congregations with pulpit fill. He worked with our General Church to form the first Young Adult Commission, which coordinates young adult work within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) He holds a B.A. in Ministry and enjoys reading, cooking, and working on vintage radios. He loves working with kids and is absolutely certain that work is the only reason he hasn’t completely fallen off the deep end.
Linda Abel, Administrative Assistant

Linda came to Cairn Christian Church in December of 1999. Her previous background included working in personnel and accounts payable. She has been married to her husband Mike for over 27 years. They have two sons, John and Joe. John works as an elevator constructor and Joe is in the Coast Guard. Mike works in the elevator trade, too. Linda enjoys traveling, boating, animals, reading, yoga, the ocean and spending time with her family, especially with her granddaughter, Stella May.
Rebecca Hirsch, Music Director

Becca came to Cairn Christian Church in August of 2006. She graduated from Hastings College with Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Psychology. She then went on to earn a degree in Counseling Hypnotherapy. Before moving back to her hometown of Berthoud, Becca taught music at Northeastern Junior College. Currently she works as an accompanist at Coal Ridge Middle School in Firestone and teaches private lessons on piano, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, flute, and voice. Becca enjoys all kinds of music, but her primary love is jazz. She has performed with various jazz groups throughout Colorado and Nebraska, and has recorded with noted Denver jazz saxophonist, Jim Riley. Becca enjoys photography and aviation history. She is also proud of her involvement with MUFON, an international scientific organization dedicated to the study of UFO phenomena. Becca’s favorite hobby, by far, is spending time with her horse, four dogs, and three cats.
Morgan Spellman, Child Care Provider

Morgan is a student at CU Boulder. She has many years of experience working as a nanny and babysitter. She started working at Cairn in 2010 and is present to care for our children and support our teachers from 9:00 to 12:00.