Paul and Christy - Director - Challenge CSUC

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 in fall of 2009 and so far 500+ students have made decisions to accept Jesus! Paul is the author of Tips for Starting A College Ministry, is a contributor to Collegiate Collective and Campus Ministry Today, and loves to coach and train other college ministry leaders. Paul and Christy have two children, Owen and Evelyn. Paul and Christy share a passion for helping people take their next steps in following Jesus and training leaders. Please contact them if you have any questions or just want to hang out.

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Cody and Brittany - Associate Directors - Challenge CSUC

Cody and Brittany Bryan

Associate Directors

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. They stay busy helping lead Challenge and loving their son Calvin!

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David and Mariana - Associate Director - Challenge CSUC

David and Mariana Clark

Associate Director

David and Mariana met and became involved in Challenge while studying at Chico State. They saw God work in their lives through serving and leadership opportunities in the ministry. Growing alongside each other through Challenge, they developed a relationship and are married as of summer 2018! They love the biblical vision of discipleship and being able to participate in it. Together, they enjoy reading in a hammock, watching movies, being active, and helping students connect with Jesus.

Josh and Sarah - Staff - Challenge CSUC

Josh and Sarah Simmons


Josh and Sarah Simmons became involved with Challenge at a volunteer level while doing school at Chico State, and went on staff after they graduated in 2018. They were married in January of 2019 and are excited to continue working with each other as a newly married couple. Challenge was hugely influential in their lives, so being able to invest in college students is really fun for them! Josh and Sarah love taking road trips to new places, showing each other music, and spending time with friends playing board games.

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Noah and Hannah - Staff - Challenge CSUC

Noah and Hannah Denney


Noah and Hannah Denney met while they were students at Chico State, and recently got married in July 2019! Noah joined staff in May of 2018 after he graduated college, while Hannah joined the Summer of 2019. They are excited to use their abilities and skills to reach students on campus in fun and creative ways, and have a big heart for international students. They love playing games with friends, hiking around Bidwell Park, and finding new restaurants to try.

Evan - Staff - Challenge CSUC

Evan Warzybok


Evan was connected with Challenge immediately after transferring to Chico State Fall of 2016. Since then, he has experienced a radical life change in his walk with the Lord and is passionate about evangelism and disciple-making. In 2019, Evan graduated with a double major in Studio Art and Art Education. Excited to be joining staff, he greatly looks forward to shepherding the students of Chico State and Butte College and zealously sharing the Gospel. In his free time, Evan loves to skateboard, create art, play and study music, adventure, and travel.

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