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Board & Executive Team

Board of Directors

Mark Bargaehr

Mark Bargaehr

Mark is an ordained minister with dual Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Divinity. He grew up in southern California and answered God’s call into ministry leadership. His passion is preparing churches and people to discover and follow God’s mission. His life verse is Romans 12:1-2.

Mark serves as the Church Health Lead for Transformation Ministries helping coach, resource and encourage churches towards greater Kingdom effectiveness, health and spiritual vitality (tmchurches.org).

He and his wife Vikki live in San Clemente, CA and are blessed with their family of four children and three grandchildren. Mark enjoys surfing and worshipping God in His incredible world outdoors.

Richard Bee

Rick Bee

Rick Bee has served the Credit Union in various roles including the Supervisory Committee, Board, and now as Secretary of the Board and member of the Executive Council.  Rick's background is in education, administration and leadership, having served for more than 40 years at Biola University in University Advancement.  Rick has also taught at the seminary level, including the popular "Faith and Money" course he led on finance and budgeting, debt reduction, stewardship, and biblical financial principles.

Rick and his wife Julie have two grown daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law, and six perfect grandchildren!  They split their time between Yorba Linda, California and Prescott, Arizona.  They love international travel, off-roading in their Jeep, and exploring the country in their RV! Rick's favorite passage is Romans 12:1-2 where we are called to "Present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.  And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

Michael Pate

Mike Pate

Mike Pate has the longest tenure of our current board.  He has held the role of board chairman and is currently vice-chair.  Mike is Executive Director of Camping for Transformation Ministries, a national association of more than 170 churches. He leads 4 camps and 3 outdoor education LLC’s that operate in 4 states.

Mike's strength is leadership.  His passion is influencing and encouraging organizations to be all that God designed them to be.  He loves serving on boards, trading options and travel.  He and his wife Shell live in the mountains and love serving in their local church and being with their grown children and 2 grandsons. Mike’s favorite verse is Ephesians 2:10.

Catherine Barrett

Cathy Barrett

Cathy has served as Chief Financial Officer at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs under Pastor Raul Ries for 29 years.  Cathy also served in the Credit Union industry for 18 years.

Cathy is very involved with her church’s Women’s and Missions Ministries.  She has traveled to Colombia several times and assists with the administration of their Bible Schools.

She enjoys traveling and has visited approximately 32 countries.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.  She has been married to Ed, her high school sweetheart for 41 years. They have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren.

Dorothy Kim

Dorothy Kim

Dorothy Kim has extensive professional and executive leadership accomplishments in business and philanthropy.  A retired executive of Starbucks Coffee Company, Dorothy was the Executive Vice President of Global Strategy where she led strategic plan development and drove differentiation of the Starbucks experience.

Dorothy also serves on the board of Immanuel Children’s Foundation, an orphanage in Guatemala.  She has served on the boards of CRISTA Ministries, a non-profit organization serving people worldwide, Starbucks Korea,  MicroGREEN Polymers, EzGrill, and African Wildlife Foundation.

Dorothy is married to Keith and has one daughter. She serves as an elder at Seattle Community Church and has a heart for Outreach and Missions Ministry.  On her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and camping in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Her favorite Scripture passage is Philippians 4: 4-7

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Dale Torry

Dale Torry

Coming soon!

Supervisory Committee

Russell Brown

Russell Brown

Russell joined the Supervisory Committee in 2021.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently a Principal with Whitley Penn LLP, a public accounting firm in Dallas, Texas.  Previously, Russell was a Partner at Deloitte and retired from the firm in 2019.  He enjoys working with his clients to help them achieve their financial goals.

Russell enjoys serving his church and has volunteered for several organizations, including a ministry serving vulnerable children in Africa and an organization developing character and leadership skills in young men.  Russell and his wife enjoy spending time with their three children and their grandchildren.  He enjoys the outdoors and taking advantage of opportunities to photograph the beauty of God’s creation.  Russell’s favorite verse is Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that not one can boast.”

Jeffrey Salladin

Jeff Salladin

Jeff Salladin serves as Managing Director at Revere Capital, a Dallas-based hedge fund. He has enjoyed a broad investment career that includes private equity, investment banking, and wealth management. He graduated from Rutgers Law School and Azusa Pacific University where he earned Academic All-American football honors.

Beyond work, Jeff serves as an elder at Citizens Church and on the board of Coram Deo Academy – both in the Dallas area – and enjoys camping with his wife and three kids. His favorite verse is Revelation 21:3a:  “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.”

Executive Team

Blair Korschun

Blair Korschun
Chief Executive Officer

Blair Korschun joined Christian Community Credit Union as Chief Executive Officer in March 2020. Korschun’s career spans many executive financial services roles including being CEO of an auto lending Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) called CU Direct Connect. He also was the VP of Default Strategy and Direct Auto for JP Morgan Chase and as Group Manager for Capital One Financial over Young Adult Card Strategy. He holds a BS from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Blair is actively involved at his local church serving as an usher.  He’s been married for over 32 years with three children counting his new son-in-law. He enjoys travel and great food with his family and loves Jerimiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to give you a hope and a future”.  Knowing that our God cares personally for each of us and wants good for us is awesome!

Marji Hughes

Marji Hughes
Executive Vice-President /
Chief Operating Officer

Marji Hughes was promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer in May 2020. She began her career at Christian Community Credit Union (formerly American Baptist Credit Union) in 1992 as the Branch Manager. In 1999, she was promoted to Vice President of Information Technology and then later as Vice President, Chief Information Officer. In 2008, she was named Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. In 2019, while the Credit Union was in the midst of looking for a CEO, Marji stepped in to serve as the Interim CEO. Her long tenure and vast experience in the financial services industry is a tremendous asset to the Credit Union.

Marji has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and an MBA from Azusa Pacific University.

Outside of work, Marji enjoys spending time with her family and friends, caring for her dogs, and serving as a volunteer for her local church. Marji is inspired by Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Aaron Caid

Aaron Caid
Senior VP /
Chief Marketing Officer

Aaron Caid joined Christian Community Credit Union as Chief Marketing Officer in November 2020.  Having worked at various financial services companies, Caid wanted to pursue a leadership role in a mission-driven organization. Learning about the CMO opportunity at the Credit Union, he felt called to the role, seeing a great alignment between his faith and his financial services marketing experience.

Aaron brings to the Credit Union over 20 years of experience in leading digital transformation, building innovative marketing capabilities, raising brand loyalty, and improving customer retention. He has served at a senior management level for organizations including Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, H&R Block, Sears Holdings Corp, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and German from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mike Poirier

Mike Poirier
Senior VP /
Ministry Lending

Mike Poirier joined Christian Community Credit Union as Senior Vice President of Ministry Lending in January 2021. Poirier has an extensive background in commercial lending including nearly seven years at Patelco Credit Union serving as VP of Consumer and Commercial Loans. While at Patelco, Poirier revamped the Commercial Loan Department and built a scalable, digital consumer loan model. He also worked over six years at Evangelical Christian Credit Union’s Ministry Sales and Special Assets divisions, where he helped ministries resolve their financial problems during the Great Recession. He’s passionate about helping ministries grow and achieve their financial goals.

John Silvis

John Silvis
Senior VP /
Chief Technology Officer

John Silvis was promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in June 2019. In his role, Silvis is involved in implementing technologies and developing strategies to enhance products and services in support of the Credit Union’s goals and objectives. Silvis also joined the Senior Management Team in developing organization-wide policies, programs, and other initiatives to better serve members and staff.

John started his career at the Credit Union in 1995 as a Part-Time Marketing Clerk and later as an Operations Clerk. Three years later, he became part of the Information Technology team - serving in various roles as Coordinator, Systems Technician, and later as Network Specialist. Through the years, he’s moved up the ranks to IT Manager, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, and recently as Senior VP/CTO.

David South

David South
Senior VP /
Human Resources

David South began his career with Christian Community Credit Union in 1987 managing CCCU's Department of Human Resources. He is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and his Master’s Degree in Human Resources. David is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, the HRD Network, and the CUNA HR Council. He currently serves as President of CU First, a credit union owned workers compensation company.

Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his family and friends, caring for his dogs, and donating baked goods to a nonprofit organization for families impacted by the critical illness of a child. David is inspired by Philippians 2:4 "Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others."

Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas
Senior VP /
Chief Financial Officer

Jason Thomas was hired as Christian Community Credit Union’s CFO in December 2019. Thomas has over 21 years’ experience in the financial industry. He started out as an investment consultant and later transitioned into the credit union industry.

Jason has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He’s a results-oriented leader and a big believer in the credit union industry.

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