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C4C NorCal

Chapter Contact

Charleton Churchill, co-coordinator
Jackson, Calif.
Phone: (209) 223-0606
E- mail: vertical_hiker@yahoo.com

Lucas Huey, co-coordinator
Salinas, Calif.
Phone: (831) 676-6998
E- mail: thehueyfamily@comcast.net

HIStory

It began in June 2008 with a suggestion from Charleton Churchill: “California Chapter possibility. There are so many mountains to hike, climb, etc., and it would be great if we could have members meet to share.” The notion of outdoor ministry in Northern California became the idea of the summer of 2008. The inaugural NoCal Chapter event was a 16.4-mile roundtrip hike up Half Dome in Yosemite National Park on Saturday, Sept. 6. 

Latest News

Hiking Pinnacles

Hiking Pinnacles Lucas Huey was leading a hiking trip to the Pinnacles National Monument on Saturday, Nov. 8. It went well, he said despite the lack of hikers. “No one turned out, but that's fine,” he said. “Christie and I turned it into a prayer hike. “It was a pretty amazing day. We saw and talked to two other groups of hikers, most of which were believers, and the others didn't want to hear it. So I prayed for them while hiking.” A good lesson for all of us.  Read more »
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Charleton Churchill

Age: 34. Residence: Jackson, Calif. Personal (family – married/children): Wife Kelly Churchill (married August 1999); children Janae Faith, 5; Ashlyn Grace, 2, and McKinley Hope (2 months). Occupation: Youth Ministry/Worship Pastor. How long have you climbed? Hiking/backpacking all my life, glacier travel (9 years), rock climbing (high school/college training). Type of climbing you do: Mountaineering and hiking, setting goals, challenging myself to greater feats (not much rock climbing anymore, but I don’t mind going out once in a while). Climbing mountains has many purposes... Read more »
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Half Dome Hike

Half Dome hike By Charleton Churchill NorCal Chapter co-coordinator The Yosemite trip was great, and though no one signed up to join me for our inaugural chapter event, I met and hiked with several believers from a Christian group from Rippen, Calif. (located near Modesto). Fifty youth and adults were among the MANY people hiking the 16.4-mile trail on a hot Saturday, Sept. 6. My shaved baldhead got scorched even with thick layers of sun block. It all started as I was taking a quick break. I overheard some adults talking about how God's greatness is shown through His beautiful creation... Read more »
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Lucas Huey

Age: 28. Residence: Salinas, Calif. Personal (family – married/children): Engaged to be married December 2008. I have one child (daughter Adeline, age 7). Occupation: Fabricator, freelance graphic designer. Church/community of faith: Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, Calif. How long have you climbed? I have been rock climbing for nine years. I have been hiking, and doing minor mountaineering since I was a little kid. My dad always took the family on awesome hikes. Yosemite was our playground. Type of climbing you do: I do the basic sport, and trad climbing, backpacking, and m... Read more »
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