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


Staff Directory

CCC_Portrait.CC109 Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump, Senior 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 since 1989 and they have one son still at home and two children who have recently graduated from college. 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.
 CCC_Portrait.CC224 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.
SarahS Sarah Schneider, Accompanist

 Satsuki Howell, Nursery Attendant

Satsuki Howell has been the Nursery Attendant at Cairn since the autumn of 2015. Originally from Japan, Satsuki now lives in Lafayette with her husband Mark and their two young children Emma Mae and Jay. Satsuki brings both passion and experience to her work with our young children at Cairn.
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Angie Combs, Interim Communications Director

Angie Combs has been a part of leadership at Cairn since coming as Ministry Intern in September 2014. Since then, Angie has completed their Master of Divinity from Phillip’s Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK. Angie lives with their wife, Mary, and their “fur kids” in Lakewood, CO. Angie like to be outdoor whenever possible and can be found camping, hiking, fishing, and kayaking when the weather permits. Angie currently serves as an Elder and as manager of the Audio/Visual team.









Christy Reed, Interim Children’s Ministry Director

Christy has been a member at Cairn since the fall of 2014. While a PA transplant, she has come to call Colorado home and Cairn her family. Although she does still miss the lovely, dense forests of Northwest Pennsylvania. Christy is excited and nervous to be serving Cairn and its children’s ministry during this interim period. She is usually found at the church with her two small daughters in tow. And her husband, whom she has loved for 15 years. She is also frequently in the kitchen, running her small home-based bakery business. She enjoys knitting and reading and cooking. And not having to cook. And coffee and silence. She uses her degree in creative writing to compose witty bios for websites.