Chris and Lisa Cree
Chris and Lisa Cree direct the Charis Dumfries location. They are themselves graduates of Charis Bible College. It was during their second year at Charis Colorado that God began stirring within them a call to Scotland and potentially opening a new Charis location in the country.
Chris was a merchant marine officer and flew off of aircraft carriers in jets with the US Navy. After leaving the Navy he spent 12 years working in on the docks in various marine cargo operations positions. Then in 2007 Chris turned his blogging hobby into a new career developing websites, both in his own business as a freelancer and as an employee of a rapidly growing firm. This job change provided the flexibility to eventually leave the coast where the ships were, move to the mountains and go to Bible college.
Lisa was trained as a veterinary technician (nurse) in school. In 1989 she participated in an agricultural exchange program in Australia where she spent a year working in a zoo. Upon returning to the States Lisa spent the next 15+ years working with rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, gazelles and all sorts of other exotic animals in zoo medicine. Lisa has also owned and run multiple small businesses including a business women’s networking organization.
Andrew and Jasmine Sharp
Andrew and Jasmine Sharp have been in full time ministry for over 30 years.
They have pastored churches in England and Guernsey with an emphasis on Church Growth and the ministry of healing.
Andrew has a keen interest in Bible teaching and Jasmine delights to help people to worship.
Having completed the Charis Correspondence course with a group in their church, Andrew and Jasmine completed their second and third year courses at Charis Belfast where they then volunteered for a further two years. They have helped lead mission teams to parts of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria.
Now part of the team at Charis Dumfries, Andrew serves as Dean of Education and Jasmine as Missions Co-Ordinator.
They have three married children and four grandchildren.