Dennie Dowell Patton

Author, Founder, President, Board Member

Dennie, along with her now deceased husband, Howie, developed CTO and authored the original materials that now are comprised in the majority of the CTO Studies. She continues to disciple, train and write new studies with her husband, Tom Patton. Dennie serves as President of the corporation on the Board of Directors.

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Randy Murphy

Executive Director, Board Chairman

Randy serves as the full-time Executive Director over CTO Ministries, giving vision, direction and oversight of all aspects of the ministry. He is also involved in teaching, training and coaching key leaders. Randy also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Nate Hoot

Associate Director

Nate serves as God leads, directing various aspects of CTO Ministries including NextGen discipleship, our communications and systems development. He and his wife, Joy serve as discipleship trainers deeply desiring to be used by Jesus to create paths of reconciliation with God and others and to empower the existing and the next generation to humbly and courageously model Jesus-followership.

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Whitney Magnusson


Whitney serves in a part-time capacity deftly managing the multiple administrative details necessary to keep CTO functioning smoothly. With a strong background in marketing and accounting, she frees the CTO leadership team to focus on ministry architecting, content development and key leader training.

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Brian Jackson

Director of Development

With 30+ years of experience in non-profit development and fundraising, Brian serves in a part-time role, overseeing the financial sustainability of the ministry. His expertise enables us to better serve current financial partners, as well as, improve funding strategies. He and his wife, Kathy, have been involved with CTO Ministries for over 20 years, bringing godly wisdom and passion for reproducing disciple-makers to our Training Team.

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Janet Murphy

Editing, Shipping

Janet fills and ships all orders and requests for CTO materials. Her background in editing for Zondervan uniquely equips her to serve as an editor on our content development team. Janet disciples individuals and also partners with Randy to disciple and train key couples. In addition, she employs her gifts of hospitality as host to the many CTO friends who visit the Phoenix area.

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Steve Stringer


Steve volunteers his time to oversee the financial recordkeeping for CTO. Having owned his own CPA firm, Steve brings a wealth of expertise and integrity to our stewardship of the donations generously given to fuel this ministry. He and his wife Kathy are involved in discipling and training key individuals and couples.

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Tom Patton

Director of International Ministries, Board Member

Tom is married to Dennie and in addition to working together as a team in discipling, training and writing, he oversees all international ministries and curriculum translations. Tom also serves on the Board of Directors.

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Chuck Oltman

Director of Curriculum, Board Member

Chuck volunteers as overseer the curriculum development for CTO and has given many hours of his personal time to designing and formatting the Three-Part Discipleship series. Chuck is an elder at his church and he and his wife Isabel are also involved in discipleship at the leadership level.

Len Garrett

Board Treasurer

Len has been a part of CTO since its inception and was instrumental in acquiring our non-profit recognition and status. Len serves as the treasurer of the Board ensuring we reflect integrity in all we do by following correct financial policies and procedures. He also helps give overall financial direction to the ministry.

Pat and Jolene Braddy

Board Members, Board Secretary, Training Team

With many years of pastoral experience, Pat and Jolene disciple and train key pastor’s and leaders nationally both on location and via video conferencing. They also serve as the key contact couple for Northern Colorado. In addition, Jolene serves as the board secretary, bringing many years of experience in working with women as a pastor’s wife and her giftedness in administration.

Tim & Stephanie Duensing

Board Members

Tim and Stephanie Duensing bring a wealth of ministry experience to the CTO board. Tim serves as the Pastor of Discipleship at Prescott Christian Church (PCC) where Stephanie is highly involved in discipling women. They serve as overseers in their roles as disciplers and coaches as the ministry multiplies within their church body.