Leaders

Welcome to our leaders page. We are excited that you are here.

We have 3 sets of leaders: Staff, who work for the Coggin Avenue Baptist and lead the youth ministry, Sunday School Teachers, who lead the youth in small group Bible Study on Sunday mornings, and Lifeguards, who mentor and lead small group discussions on Wednesday night.

We have an excellent group of leaders who seek to serve God by serving the youth of Brownwood. We are honored with the responsibility to help shape and disciple the next generation of leaders to become disciples who make disciples. As you check out this page and get to know us a little, we hope that we also get the opportunity to get to know you.

Staff
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Ricky
Cavitt

Youth Pastor

(325) 642-6600

Hello! I'm Ricky Cavitt and have been since 1960. I have a beautiful wife and two awesome children! God has blessed me with four awesome interns, and I have had the opportunity to work at Coggin for 31 years. My favorite hobby is hunting, and if you don't believe me then come check out my office sometime! I always have snacks, so stop by and let's chat!

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Chris Stuard

Associate Youth Pastor

(325) 260-3903

Hello. My name is Chris Stuard (aka Stuee). I have been married to Amanda for 10 years and we have 3 children, Chapel (6) and Micah (4). I am the Love Brownwood outreach Pastor and Associate Youth Pastor at Coggin. I love the outdoors. My main hobbies are shooting archery, hunting and playing the guitar. I am excited to be a part of the youth ministry here at Coggin.

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Mia
Ferraro

Youth Ministry Assistant

(713) 670-4490

Hello! My name is Mia! I serve here at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church as a Ministry Assistant, as well as a Lifeguard for the 10th Grade Girls who I am been with since their 7th Grade Year. I absolutely adore them! I am originally from Houston, TX but Brownwood has been my home for many years now. I love any serving opportunities, learning new things, podcasts, deep conversations, and campfires.

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Shelby
Lintelman

Youth Ministry Intern

(469) 286-8519

Hi!! My name's Shelby Lintelman! I'm so excited to be a lifeguard and minister to these youth! I'm from Rockwall, Tx, but I've moved around several times throughout the past few years. I love to spend time with people, and community is super important to me. I'm really excited for this year, and I look forward to serving in this ministry!

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Ashlyn
Harvey

Youth Ministry Intern

(325) 668-9311

My name is Ashlyn Harvey! I'm from Abilene, Texas and I'm a freshman at Howard Payne. I'm studying elementary education and I plan on using my degree to do global mission work. I play guitar and I enjoy being involved with sports. I'm so excited to be a part of Coggin, and I love meeting new people! 

sunday School Teachers

Sunday School Teachers teach Bible Studies on Sunday mornings. They work hard to prepare lessons and facilitate discussions so that students can grow and learn more about Jesus.

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Dr. Gary
Gramling

12th Grade Boys & Girls

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Van
Marshall

11th Grade Boys

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Michelle Brasher

11th Grade Girls

Hey there! My name is Gary Gramling. I've been a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church since 1990.

I am a Christian Studies Professor at Howard Payne University. I'm married to PJ Gramling and have two kids, Hannah and John.

My name is Michelle Brasher.  I’ve been married to my best friend Tim for 25 years, and we have 3 kids…Abby (12), Lilly (17), & Blake (19), who is in college at Texas A&M. I’m a licensed counselor, but currently work with my husband at Brasher & Co., our landscape business, since 2001. We have been members of Coggin our whole lives and I love getting to be a part of the youth teachers here!

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Glenn
Williamson

10th Grade Boys

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Malaina
Jesko

10th Grade Girls

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Dan
Humenuik

9th Grade Boys

My name is Dan Humeniuk.  By way of introduction, I am the father of three sons and have three grandchildren, as well.  I am retired after 28 years with the State of Texas and 12 years teaching at Howard Payne University.  At this point in my life, my primary hobby is napping.

After many experiences in youth programs and summer camping, in the fall of 2015 I began teaching 9th grade boy's  Sunday morning Bible class.  It has proven to be a great experience which I look forward to each week.

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Lynn
Humenuik

9th Grade Girls

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Jason
Rokey

7th & 8th Grade Boys

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Cecil
Fishback

8th Grade Girls

My name is Lynn Humeniuk and I have been married to Dan for 40 years. For half of those years, I have been the 9th grade girls Sunday School teacher. I am beyond blessed to serve in this capacity at our church. I am currently Associate Professor Emeritus in Criminal Justice and Sociology at Howard Payne University. My hobbies are exercising and napping!

I’m Cecil Fishback and have taught 8th grade girls for 26 years. I’ve been married to my husband, Bill, for 41 years and we have 2 sons: Chase-39, and Chris-35.

I am a speech/language pathologist and love outside activities, especially boating and skiing.

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Teresa
Cavitt

7th Grade Girls

My name is Teresa Cavitt, and I am married to Ricky Cavitt.  We have two children, Canaan (a son)  and Jordan (a daughter).  I am an instructor at Howard Payne University in the department of kinesiology. On my free time I love to go antiquing and junking, cook, and exercise.  I love being the teacher of our awesome seventh grade girls in Sunday morning Bible study.

LIFEGUARDS

Lifeguards are adults involved in our Wednesday night youth activities. The Lifeguards listen, encourage, challenge, and facilitate small group discussions. They are responsible to minister to the teens in their group and lead them to a closer relationship with Christ through discipleship and setting an example.

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Whitney Windham

12th Grade Girls

(817) 578-4867

My name is Whitney. I was born and raised in Abilene.  I met my husband, Jeff, while I was in nursing school and he was in vet school. We have 3 children, Sidney, Bennett and Leverett, and have been married for 21 years now. I worked as an oncology nurse until I had my third child. I now stay home. I love watching my children grow and play sports, and I enjoy the outdoors with my family. In between that, I love a good laugh with my fantastic friends.  

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Abby
Fraser

11th Grade Girls

(214) 862-2272

Hey, I’m Abby! I lead the 11th grade girls on Wednesday nights. In my free time, I love to write, read & hanging out with friends!

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Justin Hughes

11th Grade Boys

(325) 248-1887

Hi, my name is Justin. I am from San Antonio Texas and Eastern Oregon. I grew up homeschooled in a Christian household and have been growing in my faith ever since. I have a passion for building relationships with people and discipling. I've recently graduated from Howard Payne with a degree in Engineering Sciences and I enjoy reading, playing guitar, video games, hanging out with friends, and building stuff.

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Jake
Lehrer

11th Grade Boys

(325) 574-3108

I'm Jake. I'm a senior at Howard Payne studying Pre-Law and Public Policy. I am from Snyder, TX and have been at Coggin Church since I moved here, 5 years ago. My interest and hobbies are traveling, long boarding, and obstacle course racing. I am the 11th grade boys leader and have been with them since their 7th grade year.

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Krysta
bunch

11th Grade Girls

(940) 249-3389

Hello! my name is Krysta Bunch! I am a Sophomore at HPU, studying theatre and English writing. This is my first year at Coggin as a lifeguard, but I have spent two years involved in youth ministry.

I have a cat named Cricket that I love.

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Christian
Garcia

10th Grade Boys

(830) 928-9435

My name is Christian Garcia.

I am originally from Kerrville but Brownwood has been my home for six years. I graduated from Howard Payne with an undergrad degree in youth ministry as well as a masters degree in 2020. Working in youth ministry has Been a calling that I have grown to love. I also have two light sabers that are dope as well as an awesome pit bull puppy.

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Mark
Ferraro

10th Grade Boys

(281) 914-3037

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Madi
Boggs

9th Grade Girls

+1 (281) 415-3997

Hey there! My name is Madi Boggs, and I'm from Cypress, Texas. This is my first year being a lifeguard, but I've been a follower of Jesus since I was 6 years old. I am so excited to get to know each one of the students here at Coggin! I am a sophomore at Howard Payne University and I am a student worker on campus. In my free time you can usually find me hammocking with my friends, playing guitar, or studying! 

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Mia
Ferraro

10th Grade Girls

(713) 670-4490

Hello! My name is Mia! I serve here at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church as a Ministry Assistant, as well as a Lifeguard for the 10th Grade Girls who I am been with since their 7th Grade Year.  I love any serving opportunities, learning new things, podcasts, and deep conversations.

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Haleigh Clevenger

9th Grade Girls

(432) 978-4565

My name is Haleigh.

I am a Senior majoring in

Studio Art and English at HPU! I am originally from Midland TX. I love being able to serve with the youth at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, and I can’t wait to see what this year will hold!

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Jack
Shackleford

8th Grade Boys

(972) 589-8039

My name is Jack Shackelford. I am from Midlothian, Texas. I am a freshman at Howard Payne University and currently studying Finance. I love sports and I am fortunate enough to be on the HPU baseball team. I grew up in a family of believers and they showed me what it means to truly know the Lord. I am thankful and excited for this opportunity as I believe it will help me mature in my own faith while also helping others do the same.

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Michael
Felts

8th Grade Boys

(205) 352-7190

Hey, my name is Michael Felts! I’m a freshman at Howard Payne this year, and I am majoring in Psychology.  I am a lifeguard leader for the 8th grade boys this year. I enjoy working out, playing video games, and traveling.

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Hannah
Parnell

8th Grade Girls

(806) 781-5987

My name is Hannah Parnell and I’m from Idalou, Texas which is 20 minutes East of Lubbock. I am a freshman at Howard Payne. I’m on the volleyball team and am planning on majoring in Psychology and Cross-Cultural Christian Studies so that I can go into counseling in the mission field.! I love meeting new people and enjoy getting to spend time with my friends. I’m excited to get involved at Coggin so I can learn more and help younger students see the love of Christ as I have!

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Cami
Hering

8th Grade Girls

(940) 613-2435

Hey, my name is Cami Hering I’m a junior at Howard Payne University. I am originally from a small town called Alvord,Texas. I am a  social work major and my minor is Christian studies. I enjoy watching Disney movies, and playing with my dog Benni.

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John
Engle

7th Grade Boys

(903) 426-6460

My name is John Engle. I’m from Bullard, TX. I'm attending at Howard Payne university’s. Love sports, lifting, hanging with friends and gaming. I always love having a good time.

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Daniel Archer

7th Grade Boys

(346) 932-9472

Hello! My name is Daniel, and I’m one of the Lifeguards for the 7th grade boys group here at Coggin. I’m majoring in Youth Ministry at Howard Payne University. In my free time, I love playing sports, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends.

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Shelby
Lintelman

7th Grade Girls

(469) 286-8519

Hi!! My name's Shelby Lintelman! I'm so excited to be a lifeguard and minister to these youth! I'm from Rockwall, Tx, but I've moved around several times throughout the past few years. I love to spend time with people, and community is super important to me. I'm really excited for this year, and I look forward to serving in this ministry!

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Ashlyn
Harvey

7th Grade Girls

(325) 668-9311

My name is Ashlyn Harvey! I'm from Abilene, Texas and I'm a freshman at Howard Payne. I'm studying elementary education and I plan on using my degree to do global mission work. I play guitar and I enjoy being involved with sports. I'm so excited to be a part of Coggin, and I love meeting new people!