Bryan Bailon serves as the business relations manager at CCCA. Bryan has a Bachelor of Science in business/admin from the University of Phoenix. Prior to coming to CCCA, Bryan spent 13 years in Christian camping and the last six of those as the executive director of Black Lake Bible Camp in Olympia, WA. Bryan also has experience in youth ministry and had a six-year stint on the radio in Anchorage, Alaska and Sacramento, California. Bryan met his wife while leading worship for their college ministry while in Sacramento and they have been married since 2000. They have three great kids (15, 11 and 9). After living for many years in SW Washington, the Bailon family is excited to call Colorado Springs home.
Emily Barnes serves as the executive assistant to Gregg Hunter. Emily manages and implements all administrative duties and responsibilities of the executive office. Emily also serves and supports the CCCA Board of Directors in their roles within CCCA. Originally from Ohio, Emily holds her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Ohio State University. She is a die hard Buckeye football fan! Emily is formerly a classroom teacher and has served as a mission trip coordinator, youth leader, and Royal Family Kids big camper and mentor. She has lived in Colorado Springs for the last eight years and loves hiking, reading, traveling, and woodworking. Having been involved in various camps since childhood, and now as an adult volunteer, Emily has experienced first hand the impact camp can make in a person’s life.
Emily Bergandine serves as director of member engagement at CCCA. She communicates daily with members, providing information, encouragement and excellent service to Christian camps and conferences across the country. She also helps lead CCCA’s member recruitment and retention efforts. Prior to joining CCCA, Emily worked at an animal hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. She has a liberal arts degree from Bryan College in Dayton. One of the things that prepared Emily for her role at CCCA was working at a high ropes challenge course, because it taught her the joy of serving as a camp staff member. In her spare time, Emily enjoys cycling, skiing, traveling and photography.
Carol Ann Chase
Carol Ann Chase serves as membership development coordinator at CCCA. She plays a key role in personally connecting with camping leaders across the U.S. to share with them the value of being involved in the association. Prior to coming to CCCA, Carol Ann was a phone-sales representative for an international company, and she taught mathematics at a public school in New Hampshire. She has a math education degree from Granite State College in Claremont, N.H. Before teaching, she served the home-school community in San Diego for 10 years. Carol Ann is married 30 years to her husband, Wade, and they have five grown children. She loves gardening, camping in the Rockies and spending time with her 10 grandchildren.
Bensie Cheney serves as the finance coordinator at CCCA. Bensie has lived in Colorado since January 2017. She and her husband of 15 years and their two children (ages 8 and 11) love the outdoors and the beauty of the Colorado mountains. Bensie has a bachelor's degree from the University of California and has more than 11 years of office management, finance and accounting experience working in a variety of accounting and real estate offices.
Angie Forman serves as the data and registration coordinator at CCCA. She plays an important role in supporting team members' need for reliable, accurate reports and data. She loves details and finds joy in unearthing solutions and helping others. She has a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a certificate in Biblical studies from Colorado Christian University. Angie is a mountain biker! She enjoys the many adventures her bike has taken her on along with her husband. She has two adult daughters and one granddaughter whom she travels to visit often.
Leah Gooderl serves as the marketing/communications specialist for CCCA. Attending and serving at camp spurred Leah’s passion for this unique ministry and led her to pursue an internship with CCCA. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications with a focus in nonprofit leadership from Kansas State University. She’s a dedicated Wildcat fan and especially revels in K-State football. She enjoys being outside as much as possible, spending time with friends, reading, horseback riding and being involved in church activities.
In his role as president/CEO of CCCA, Gregg Hunter is responsible for the overall strategic direction of CCCA in its efforts to maximize ministry for its members. He is passionate about Christian camping because of the life-changing impact it had on his own life. At 17, he committed his life to Christ on his first trip to a Christian camp.
Before joining CCCA, Gregg served as vice president of public affairs at Georgia Family Council, where he spearheaded all aspects of the nonprofit’s communications and fundraising efforts. His diverse background in communications, marketing and development includes six years at The Boeing Company and five years at Young Life, where he was a member of the President’s Cabinet as the organization’s senior communications officer.
Shallom Kimanzi is a digital media and marketing student at Cornerstone University, and she’s serving as CCCA’s social media intern this summer. Kimanzi has experience working at CCCA member camp SAMBICA. “My favorite memory from working at a Christian summer camp was watching little kids get saved and accept Jesus as their savior. I remember how surreal my moment felt when I accepted Jesus, and to know that I was a part of that journey for other kids was an insurmountable reward. This was on top of having a job that lets you run around and have fun all day long. You get to be a part of the great commission and as if that isn’t already enough, you get to do it in countless fun ways. At the end of it all, you find out that while God was working through you, He was also working in you.”
Scott Shaw serves as the fundraising coach at CCCA, partnering with Mission Increase Foundation (MIF) to provide training, consulting and coaching for Christian camps across the country. Scott has been involved in camping and youth ministry for more than 25 years. He has served as a youth pastor in northwest Arkansas and as an adjunct professor at John Brown University. He served as the summer camp coordinator, director of ministries and director of development for New Life Ranch (Colcord, Oklahoma) before stepping into his current role. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in business education from Northeastern State University and Master of Arts in ministry from John Brown University. He earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) from Indiana University at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He resides in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with his beautiful wife of 20 years Kristen and kids Kate, Cooper and Rylee.
Von Sommerville serves as the training and events manager at CCCA. She is responsible for implementing CCCA’s training programs for national conferences, building and delivering online training webinars, and coordinating member-hosted RoundTable conversations. Prior to joining CCCA, Von worked as an administrator for a home education organization and in the corporate events planning industry. She has a Bachelor of Science from Howard University in Washington, D.C. In her spare time, Von enjoys traveling, serving through a local homeless organization and an orphanage in Malawi, Africa, and convincing youth that math and science are fun!