Meet Our 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.

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.

David Schneider

David is from Kansas City and graduated from FHSU in 2016 with a degree in biology. He invests in international students and helps mobilize students to have a heart for the nations.

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.

Connor Harris

Connor graduated from FHSU with a bachelors degree in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Sociology. Connor’s role on staff is overseeing bible studies and community groups on campus, along with developing student leaders in those roles. He loves spending time in coffee shops, cooking, sharing meals with others, and spending time with his wife, Hannah. He has a passion for developing leaders who will transform the world around them. Both he and Hannah were involved with Challenge throughout their time as students and they are eager to continue serving college students in understanding how the gospel can transform every aspect of their lives.

Big Leadership Team

God has blessed our staff team with committed college students who desire to see their peers experience transformation through the gospel. Our staff may be limited at times, but our students sure aren’t! They live on the mission field at FHSU and sacrifice much of their time leading small groups, connecting with students, and leading in different areas of our organization. Year after year God raises up new laborers for His Kingdom, and we get to be apart of that in a very special way. We love our BLT!

Christian Challenge

Love God. Love Others. Serve the World.

Tuesday Nights

Crosspoint Church

1300 Harvest Rd.

8:00 – 10:00 PM


PO Box 1362,

Hays, KS 67601


(785) 639-6945