Meet Our Staff
Jeff & Lisa
Jeff and Lisa have worked with Cru for 19 years with the last 10 years giving leadership to Cru at Virginia Tech. They have 5 incredible children who love to hang out with the students in Cru. Recently, they spent a year overseas in ministry and love to see students go to the world to tell others about Jesus Christ. Jeff and Lisa enjoy spending time with their kids and having people over to spend time with their family.
Adam & Ruth
Adam and Ruth have worked for Cru for 8 years. Adam has been Cru at Virginia Tech's Director of Operations since 2015. They've been married since 2010 and have three awesome little girls, Evy, Brynn, and Eliza. They love college students and truly believe that students are a critical part of the gospel spreading throughout the world. Adam enjoys b-movies, disc golf, and reading. Ruth enjoys the Great British Baking show, being active, and coffee.
Bryan and Erin
Bryan and Erin have been serving with Cru since 2009, both overseas and here at Virginia Tech. They've just returned from a year overseas and are excited to continue working with international students, as well as our student leaders, and to foster a heart for reaching the nations within our movement. They have two daughters and a rambunctious puppy. Bryan enjoys reading, soccer, and eating Chinese food. Erin loves to garden, cook, and knit.
Rebecca graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a degree in Political Science. After interning with Cru for a year she became a member of the long-term campus staff. She is thrilled to be living in Blacksburg and working with the amazing students at Virginia Tech, to reach the campus with the Gospel. Rebecca enjoys all things Hokie, new adventures with friends, a good cup of coffee, and learning more about Virginia history.
Ali graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a degree in International Studies and minors in Sociology and Diversity & Community Engagement. During her senior year, she led a Bible study in her sorority, Chi Delta Alpha, and realized her passion for ministry. Though she originally thought God would call her abroad, He has called her to stay in Blacksburg and she couldn’t be happier! Ali loves learning to cook, crafting, spontaneous road trips, and anything that has to do with Christmas.
Trey graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with his degree in engineering science and mechanics. While he grew up elsewhere in southwest Virginia, he has now found his true home in Blacksburg, Virginia and is looking forward to helping students find deep Christian community and grow in their love of Jesus. Trey is an avid golfer and banjoist. He also enjoys hiking in the New River Valley and reading a good story.
Laura graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and has worked for Cru ever since.She started walking with God in college and is excited about students finding Jesus in the midst of a chaotic world. She loves mornings, running, and exploring new places. She is a Wisconsin native, but has found her home in VA since marrying her husband Dan in 2014. Dan is in the military but loves to be around college students and volunteers with Cru. Laura and Dan have a little girl named Camille Joy.
Ben recently graduated from Virginia Tech in 2016 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. After being actively involved with Cru throughout his time at Tech and wrestling through different vocational opportunities his junior and senior years, God made it clear that he was being called into ministry for the year after he graduated. He’s an avid football fan (both college and pro), enjoys reading a good book, and would do almost anything for an Anita’s breakfast burrito.
Lauren graduated from Virginia Tech in May of 2017 with a degree in Psychology and a concentration on early childhood trauma. Although actively involved in Cru throughout her time as an undergrad, Lauren never anticipated that God would call her into full time missionary work. It wasn't until senior year, after applying to graduate school, that God challenged her to surrender control and trust in Him for provision...and the rest is history! Lauren loves Philadelphia sports, chocolate milk, exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Virginia Tech Cru!