Meet the Staff


Director – Paul and Christy Worcester

Paul and Christy started and lead Christian Challenge. Paul, from Orange County, and Christy, from Chico, fell in love when they were sophomores in college. Together they experienced Jesus working through them to reach many fellow students. Paul and Christy started Challenge fall of 2009 and so far 300+ students have made decisions to accept Jesus! Paul loves playing any sport including basketball, football, ultimate, golf, volleyball, skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing. You can follow Paul on Twitter here. Christy loves hanging out with friends and family, shopping, working out and going on dates with Paul. Paul and Christy have two children, Owen and Evelyn! Paul and Christy share a passion for reading, praying, and communicating God's word in a clear life changing way. Please contact them if you have any questions or just want to hang out. 

Paul Worcester: 530-680-3299
Christy Worcester- 530-828-6606
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Staff – Cody and Brittany Bryan

Cody and Brittany are recent graduates of Chico State. They got involved with Christian Challenge as freshman and were contributing team members to the ministry starting their second year. Through being involved with Challenge they each developed a heart for reaching the lost students on campus, as well as developing a relationship with each other. Now, a newly married couple, they are very excited for the opportunity to be on staff full time. Together Cody and Brittany love going to the beach, playing games, eating ice cream, watching movies, and going on dates.


Staff – David Clark 

David joined Challenge CSUC as a student in his sophomore year. As he continued his education, he experienced a great deal of spiritual growth and passion for leadership, learning about what it means to be a disciple and disciple-maker. He graduated in spring 2014 with a degree in graphic design and has loved his time of being on staff thus far. He enjoys creative endeavors, music, design, problem-solving, and fostering community.


Intern – Jacob Willebeek-LeMair

Jacob joined Christian Challenge as a Freshman at Butte College. When he heard about Challenge's vision to make disciples he got as involved as he could in order to make that vision his own. Jacob is currently finishing his degree at Chico State with the intent to join on staff full time after he graduates. His goal is to reach the nations for Christ through intentionally investing in students to take the Gospel out into the world. He enjoys being with friends, eating food, watching movies, and a good game of Ultimate Frisbee.


Intern – Mariana Martinez

Mariana is a student at Chico State and is working on her Kinesiology degree. She joined Challenge her freshman year and has learned practical ways to share the Good News of Jesus with students and classmates. Her favorite part of being an intern is meeting new girls and helping them grow in their faith. She enjoys social gatherings where she can make new friends, dancing, drinking tea, and listening to music.


Intern – Sarah Kuhn

Sarah Kuhn is from Yuba City, CA and is going into her fourth year at Chico State. She plans to graduate this Spring with a Bachelors in Child Development. Sarah serves on the Challenge band--singing and playing piano which is what she loves to do most! She committed her life to Christ her freshman year at the Challenge Fall Retreat. This is her first year interning with Challenge and she is very excited to be more involved and getting to more intentionally serve the Lord in this way!


Intern – Katie Gayle

Katie Gayle was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. She became a Christian when she was young, and has been growing in her walk with God. After graduating with her BA in Liberal Arts last year, she moved to California to be a part of Christian Challenge at Chico State. Katie is excited to be an intern and invest in the lives of students on campus! She loves all things related to musicals, food, Marvel – and especially – friends (new or old)!