State Director

Marc came to Christian Challenge in 1989 as a campus missionary with our Northern Arizona University chapter. In 2015, adding to his on-campus role, Marc became the Financial Manager for Christian Challenge AZ and, as a member of the State Team, was instrumental in developing the ministry policies and financial systems by which we operate today. In August 2020, Marc resigned as a campus missionary to become our State Director and is committed to leading Challenge to fulfill our mission and see the vision realized that God has called us to. Marc is especially grateful that after 31 years of on-campus ministry he can continue serving the organization he has given his life to. Marc’s life verse is Romans 12:1 and he seeks everyday to offer himself as a living sacrifice. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Lisa live in Flagstaff, the home of our State Office.


Communications Specialist/Missions Coordinator

Lainee was involved with Christian Challenge as a student and began serving in 1996 as a campus missionary at Northern Arizona University. In 2015, adding to her role as an on-campus missionary, Lainee became the Communications Specialist and Missions Coordinator for Christian Challenge AZ. In her communication role, Lainee is responsible for telling the story of Christian Challenge Az with local, national and international partners. As Missions Coordinator, Lainee works to foster a culture of missions among college students and Christian Challenge AZ chapters around the state. Having served for many years in overseas and cross cultural missions experiences herself, missions is a passion of her life. Lainee lives in Flagstaff AZ, the home of Christian Challenge AZ’s state office.


Central Regional Catalyst

Trevor got involved with Christian Challenge in 2012 as a Campus Missionary for ASU Tempe. In the fall of 2018 he stepped into the role of Central Regional Catalyst and is currently serving the campuses of his region. Trevor received his bachelor’s from Northern Arizona University and his Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He and his wife, Chelsea, live in Ahwatukee with their three boys.


Southern Regional Catalyst

Jeffrey was previously involved with Christian Challenge and after several years working in the corporate world he felt God calling him back to Christian Challenge AZ. He started in his role of Southern Regional Catalyst in 2019 and is grateful to serve in and around Tucson, his native home. He received his bachelor’s from Arizona State University and is currently working on his Master’s at Gateway Seminary. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Tucson with their five children.

Noah Jaeger

Launch Catalyst

Noah started attending Christian Challenge as a student and then was called to become a Campus Missionary in 2015. He received his Bachelor’s in Communication from Arizona State University and is currently working on his Master’s at Gateway Seminary. During his first two years on staff, he restarted the ministry at Glendale Community College, launched the ministry at Mesa Community College, and served on the ASU Tempe campus. In 2017, his team launched Christian Challenge at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus where he served for five years. In 2022, he joined the Christian Challenge AZ state team as the Launch Catalyst and is currently helping churches launch new Christian Challenge ministries across Arizona. He and his wife, Justine, live in Phoenix with their three children.

Maya Bickham

Administrative Assistant

Maya was involved with Christian Challenge as a student at Northern Arizona University and began serving as a campus missionary there in 2021. In addition to working on the college campus, she also works as the Administrative Assistant for the Christian Challenge AZ state team. Maya received her bachelor’s from Northern Arizona University and currently lives in Flagstaff, AZ, the home of the Christian Challenge state office.