Our Four Priorities

What is going to make a real difference in our student's lives? Here are our four priorities--the stuff that matters!

The family circle is the most important circle of all! We are a resource for families to grow in faith.


Falling in love with Jesus and becoming passionate about His Word is what we pray powers our student’s lives.

Student Leadership

Our students are old enough to lead! They have talents and energy to make a difference.


God’s truth in our lives is activated when it is shared–especially with the “least of these” in our world.

Our Disciple-Making Programs

Our programs (hover mouse below) strive to lead our young people into God's purposes for their lives.
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Our Team

Our CAYA ministry team is large--over 100 strong! God's work could not be accomplished without an army of parent and other volunteer ministers. God is working through each of them. As a support to them, we have an office team (below) that focuses on expanding our volunteer's ability to minister to our youth.
William Hurtado
Youth Pastor
Pastor Will’s passion is to empower young people and their families to live for Christ, unashamed! In 2012, William and his family joined the Collegedale church where William enjoys leading the youth ministry to become exactly what Jesus would want it to be: A place that disciples young people to lead themselves and their families to the feet of Jesus Christ. Nothing more; nothing less!
Litch and Shelly Litchfield
Associates for Discipleship
Litch completed a degree in Psychology and Social Work at Southern Adventist University in 1974. After completing a ministerial degree at Newbold College in England, Pastor Litch and Shelly married in 1976. They had four adventurous years pastoring in Exeter and Southampton, England where they found their love of youth ministry. Litch spent most of the last 35 years as an academy chaplain, serving at Collegedale Academy for 17 years. They believe young people are “some of the most spiritual people on the planet.”
Christiana Clubb
CAYA Central Manager
Christiana Clubb is a wife and mother of three teenagers. She moved to Tennessee in 2016 from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She helped out at Kona Adventist Christian School there, driving the school van, assisting the teacher, and substituting the lower grades of elementary school. She taught art at A.W. Spaulding Elementary school in 2016-2017. This year she is desiring to make a difference in the youth at CAMS and CA, “feeding the sheep” and encouraging them in their life with Jesus.