Meet the Team

At The Champion Group, we exist to empower Christian schools and ministries to accomplish greater impact through increased funding and organizational effectiveness.

Executive Team

Don Charmichael


Rick Shaum

President & CEO

Shelby Wade

Vice President & COO


Shaun Alspach

Subject Matter Expert

Kelly Blake

Subject Matter Expert

Will Bush

Sales Rep

Vicki Carmichael

Prayer Director

Hayley Cleckler

Director of Finance

Bethany Cooler

Account Executive

Dr. Ron Mitchell

Strategist & Subject Matter Expert

Marnie McIlraith

Project Manager

Luke Phelps

Sales Rep

Lane Rice

Subject Matter Expert

Ally Rzucidlo

YoungLife Coordinator

Nicole Telaneus

Executive Assistant

Paige Tisdale

Fundraising Consultant