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Dean Owens

Artistic Director

Dean has been a theater dad since the first year of CYT WICHITA. All three of his girls graduated through the program with wonderful memories of CYT. Through that decade, he has served as drama instructor, technical director and those experiences combined with decades of youth ministry have allowed him to grow into a full production director. He studied Business Management at Friends University which allowed him opportunities to assist in starting a church, open a partnership business, operate a concert ministry all while developing a career as General Sales Manager for a Fortune 500 aerospace materials company. He has been married to his wife, Audra, for over 28 years. They also own and operate nOtsOnOrmAl Events and Entertainment for weddings, banquets, concerts, and the prom alternative, the nOtsOnOrmAl fOrmAl. His passion for youth to live boldly for Christ is what drives his vision for Christian Performance Theatre.

Cheryl Doeden

Office Administrator

A native of Wichita, Cheryl Doeden has been a part of the fine arts community from an early age. Trained on the viola, she participated in Wichita Youth Orchestras during junior and senior high school. She graduated from Tabor College with a Music Performance degree in viola and a minor in voice. She played with the Wichita Symphony for many years. It was at Tabor that she met her husband-to-be, Brad. Since then, she took on the new roles of mother and homeschool teacher to eight children, and more recently grandma to 16 and counting. Gratefully, in 2009 she saw her prayers for Christian Youth Theater to come to Wichita answered. She and her family have been involved ever since in various ways. Cheryl is thrilled to continue helping families now through Christian Performance Theatre. She and her family are active members of Evangel Presbyterian Church.

Shaunda Chang

show coordinator

Shaunda got involved in CYT when her family started attending shows in 2012. Their entire family is now a part of CPT with her two children taking classes and participating in shows and her husband doing photography for production shows. Shaunda is a native of Wichita and graduated from Tabor College with a degree in Business Administration. She has attended Central Christian Church for over 30 years which was where she met her husband, Vern. Shaunda is excited to serve along with other CPT families as we strive to put character first and encourage one another to grow in our faith while onstage and offstage.