J.W. & STEPHANIE BETTS
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.
NIC & CHRISTY BRENNER
We’ve been on staff with Cru since 2006 and are originally from Maine and New Hampshire. We love watching God transform students' lives and set them on a trajectory to follow Him for a lifetime. We have three boys, Jack, Charlie, and Max, and a little girl named Tessa. Our family loves the outdoors, legos, rough housing, and following Christ on this great adventure.
Cru interns typically graduate from Cornell and then stay for 1–2 years doing campus ministry alongside the long-term staff.
BEN & HANNAH HUTTON
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.