Vision Statement

Christian Challenge exists for the glory of God. We are a group who seeks and welcomes students and gives them the opportunity to know Jesus Christ as Lord, so that they would love God, love others, and serve the world.

We are a ministry on the campus of Fort Hays State University that is committed to glorifying God and making disciples of Jesus Christ. The Challenge community is one that welcomes people from all backgrounds and desires to see them transformed and grow into mature followers of Jesus Christ.

How We Do That




Meet Our Staff Team

Carin Cochran

Carin is the Director and founder of Christian Challenge at FHSU. She moved to Hays in 1994 from Oklahoma after completing her Masters Degree and spending two years on Staff with a collegiate ministry there. She loves Jesus and wants students to learn to love Him and His Word. She really enjoys her most-handsome nephew, her crazy cats, traveling to cool places, and the Oklahoma State University Cowboys.

Travis Bosse

Hi! I am a Fort Hays State Graduate and on staff with Christian Challenge. I graduated with a degree in General Science with a Biology emphasis. I am married to Nicole Bosse! My role on staff is to run Life Group Team. I really enjoy doing the behind the scenes work and having somewhere to try new ideas and use them to glorify God and give others the chance to hear the Gospel!

Cameron Brandenburg

Cameron has been on staff with Christian Challenge since August of 2013. He has a Bachelors degree in Music Technology from FHSU and joined staff after graduation. Cameron leads the worship team and organizes our Tuesday night services. He enjoys using music and creativity to help people connect with Christ, and working with students as they discover their role in Kingdom ministry. He and his wife Tessa were both involved in Challenge as students at Fort Hays, and are excited for the opportunity to continue the ministry for future generations of university students.

Sarah Borneman

Sarah was raised on a farm in Northwest Kansas and graduated from FHSU in December 2011 with a degree in accounting. Her role on staff is Office Manager. She disciples women and invests in the lives of students on the leadership team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, working on some Pinterest project, and enjoying nature! College ministry and especially Christian Challenge has a special place in her heart as this is where she came to have and grow in her relationship with Jesus and sees how pivotal college years are for spiritual growth.

Sean Engler

Rubi Paz

Hello, my name is Rubi Paz. I am from Wichita, Ks. I am currently working on my bachelors in General Studies with an emphasis in Psychology. This is my second year on staff and I am so excited to share with you what my roles are this coming year. I will be working closely with our women’s ministry, which I am so excited for because I enjoy discipling women! In the spring I work closely with our new leaders. We learn practical leadership skills and most importantly grow in our faith and love for college students! I was a part of Christian Challenge for many years and I can’t wait to be a part of what God has in store for this ministry!

Madisyn Green

Hello! My name is Madisyn Green! I’m from Plainville, KS! This is currently my first year on Staff. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Leadership from our very own Fort Hays State University (Roll Tiges!). I’m currently leading the Starting Point Team and I am also focused on Women’s Ministry! In my free time, I enjoy drinking coffee, talking with friends, and being outside! I also am a BIG fan of Dad jokes! I’m so excited for how God is working on campus and how He will continue to work!


Learn more about what we believe by checking out the Baptist Faith and Message.