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.
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.
Kelli Craft serves as special projects coordinator and traffic controller at CCCA. She plays a significant role in keeping things moving behind the scenes for CCCA. Kelli’s experience includes counseling, administrative duties, leading women’s retreats, helping CCCA members with various needs and leading and supporting various ministries in a church setting. After transferring from Vanguard University in Southern California, Kelli completed her degree at New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon in Pastoral Studies with a Counseling emphasis. Kelli married her best friend in 1990, has 5 children, 12 grandchildren and a sweet golden doodle named Tozer. When she is not working you will find her joyfully serving at her church as a lead pastor’s wife, taking a ride with her husband on his Harley Davidson, facetiming with one of her amazing grandkids, reading a book or doing a puzzle. Kelli loves the whole world of Christian camping and conference centers and the impact that they are making in the lives of so many.
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. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering as a ride guide for a local women’s mountain biking association.
Jen Howver serves as the editor of CCCA’s flagship publication, InSite magazine. She is also CCCA’s training manager, planning the EIT webinars, RoundTables and seminars offered at the National Conference. Jen was a camper and later worked on staff at Camp Paradise (Newberry, Michigan), where she met her future husband, Jay. Jen and Jay live in Colorado with their daughters, Noelle and Chloe, and way too many pets.
Emily Hughes 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.
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. He has served as adjunct faculty at Colorado Christian University and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where he has taught upper-level courses on Strategic Communications and Organization Development.
Jenah Jameson serves as the member relations assistant at CCCA. She and her husband, Preston have been in Colorado Springs since July 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication studies from Texas State University. Jenah attended many of our member camps throughout her childhood and teenage years in Texas. She believes that being a part of Christian camping was a catalyst for her future in ministry. Jenah has served in many ministry-based roles including a campus ministry president, Care contractor, small group leader and worship leader. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with friends, family, and Preston, which keeps her active in the Colorado mountains, all while trying local coffee shops along the way.
AJ Reding is the business relations specialist for CCCA. He oversees the business relations within the membership of CCCA and develops and maintains the vendor and advertising relationships between CCCA publications and its business members. AJ has a background in sales and marketing and is passionate about making meaningful connections with family, friends and those he works with. In AJ’s free time, he loves to work out and ride anything with a board and wheels, although, his favorite is snowboarding in the Colorado mountains. He also enjoys reading and watching TV shows with his wife, McKenna.
McKenna Reding serves as the marketing/communications specialist; editor Flint & Steel and Section President's Bulletin for CCCA. In this role, she provides project management and content development and is the editor of Flint & Steel, Section President’s Briefing and Inside CCCA. McKenna is also the photo editor for InSite magazine. Attending and serving at Riverside Bible Camp developed a passion for camping ministry in McKenna. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa and currently lives in Cedar Falls, IA with her husband, AJ. In her free time, McKenna enjoys drinking a good cup of coffee, playing the card game Dutch Blitz and spending time with friends and family.
Von Sommerville serves as the event planner and hotel liaison at CCCA. She is responsible for researching and securing venues across the country for CCCA’s national conferences and working with hotels and Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVB) to ensure a great experience for our members. 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 local homeless organizations, and convincing youth that math and science are fun!