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Cru staff, interns, and volunteers work with and empower our student leaders.



Team Leaders

We are originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico and we’ve been on staff with Cru since 2001. We love hanging out with college students talking about our awesome savior Jesus. Before serving here in central NY, we were on staff in Sevilla, Spain, and Kearney Nebraska. Our life is an exciting adventure of faith. We’ve got five kids who we really love a lot: Jack, Josiah, Titus, Ruby, and Juni. They keep us wild and crazy. Our family likes bikes, books and bean burritos from Taco Bell.

Email JW.

Email Stephanie.




We graduated from Cornell in 2008 (Ben) and 2009 (Hannah) and were profoundly impacted by our experience with Cru. After graduation, we spent time in Minneapolis and did grad school in Philadelphia (Westminster Seminary for Ben, University of Pennsylvania for Hannah) before following God’s call to return to Ithaca. Ben is a freelance web developer working for Desiring God and the Associate Pastor of Christ Chapel, the church we attend. Hannah takes care of our three kids — Elijah, David, and Lydia. We both enjoy getting on campus, spending time with students, and letting our kids run around at Cru events.

Email Ben.

Email Hannah.

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