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Who We Are

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.

Shaye Champ-Correll graduated from Iliff School of Theology in 2017, with a Master’s of Divinity. She also has her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Nebraska in Kearney. She met her husband, Geoff, slinging pizzas at Old Chicago in Kearney. They have two little niblets. Isaac is 10 and Kelsea is a tiny two. She firmly believes that the universe is made up of story shaped ribbons (As suggested by Sir Terry Pratchett) and that God tells the best stories of all. She is so grateful and excited to be included in the story that is Cairn Christian Church.