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 is a husband to one amazing wife and father to three boys. He received his bachelor’s from Northern Arizona University, his Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary and has been in ministry for almost twenty years. He has served as both a youth pastor and worship pastor and has worked with Christian Challenge for seven of those twenty years. As Regional Catalyst, Trevor has the joy of investing in missionaries and church partners by helping them be effective in reaching college students for God’s Kingdom.
Southern Regional Catalyst
Jeffrey is a Tucson native who has five children and has been married 14 years to his wife Sarah. He attended Arizona State for his undergraduate and is currently working on his Masters from Gateway Seminary. He has served as a worship leader and associate pastor and currently serves at 22nd Street Baptist Church as the part-time worship pastor. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve the churches of Southern Arizona as we work to reach every college student with the gospel of Jesus.
Victoria is almost an Arizona native, having moved from Washington when she was only a year old. She has been married to her husband, James, for four years and is a recent mother to their new daughter, Claire. She received her bachelor’s from Arizona State in Digital Culture along with a certificate in Computer Gaming. She started serving with Christian Challenge in 2015 as a Campus Missionary for Arizona State, in 2019 as a Campus Missionary for Chandler-Gilbert Community College, and now as Graphic Designer for the Christian Challenge AZ state team. Her passion is design and communication and enjoys helping college students hear the Gospel and find a passion for serving in mission.