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APRIL BURKE
COLLEGE Ministry

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Beaumont, TX
COLLEGE/DEGREE: Texas State University; Communication Studies
CALL TO MINISTRY: In 2017, I participated in a discipleship program that helps young adults understand and grow in their unique purpose. I applied for residency, confident that it was a step in the right direction!
FAVORITE FOOD: Really, really, really spicy crawfish
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Iced White Chocolate Mocha

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CALEB BAUMANN
YOUNG ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Columbia Falls, MT
COLLEGE/DEGREE: Crown College, Pastoral Leadership
CALL TO MINISTRY: God keeps revealing more to me about who he is and it is beautiful. All I want is to know him more and see other people know him in life changing ways.
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza 
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: I like water.

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TRAVIS ELLER
COLLEGE Ministry

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Stromsburg, NE
COLLEGE/DEGREE: Wayne State College; Construction Management & Drafting/Planning/Design
CALL TO MINISTRY: God showed me my gifts and abilities for vocational ministry while serving on the Cru leadership team during college. 
FAVORITE FOOD: Frozen pizzas and boxed mac & cheese 
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: White Chocolate Mocha, extra whip

 
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ABBY NOBLE
WORSHIP ARTS

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Aurora, CO
COLLEGE/DEGREE: University of Northern Colorado; Acting & Vocal Performance
CALL TO MINISTRY: I was pursuing a musical theatre career and felt called to do ministry with actors in LA or NYC. After college, I felt God call me to worship ministry in a time of prayer. He confirmed that call in many miraculous ways!
FAVORITE FOOD: Chick-fil-A 
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Iced Soy Chai Tea Latte

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NICHOLAS HAZEL
HIGH SCHOOL Ministry

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE
COLLEGE/DEGREE: John Brown University; Biblical and Theological Studies
CALL TO MINISTRY: God called me to ministry my senior year of high school and I have been pursuing his will ever since.
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything breakfast.   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Chai latte

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JENNI SHERWOOD
Missions

AGE: 25
HOMETOWN: Lincoln, NE
COLLEGE/DEGREE: UNL; Global Studies
CALL TO MINISTRY: Over this past year, the Lord has used the story of his glory and my love for internationals to drive me to pursue full-time ministry. 
FAVORITE FOOD: Peanut butter   
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Hot coffee

 
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ADAM ENGEL
HIGH SCHOOL Ministry

AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: North Platte, NE
COLLEGE/DEGREE: UNO; Communication Studies
CALL TO MINISTRY: I felt the call to ministry a number of times throughout my college years in 8:08, but particularly after spending a summer in San Diego with Cru. 
FAVORITE FOOD: James 2:1 NIV (but I do love steak)
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: I only drink it black


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JENNA DeBRUYNE
MISSIONS

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Broomfield, CO
COLLEGE/DEGREE: University of Northern Colorado, Nursing
CALL TO MINISTRY: God began preparing my heart for missions and sharing the gospel after my first high school mission trip to Quito, Ecuador.
FAVORITE FOOD: Anything sweet or homemade!
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: I like local coffee shops. 

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EMILY BLEDSOE
COLLEGE Ministry

AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Blair, NE
COLLEGE/DEGREE: UNL; Business Management & Agricultural Entrepreneurship
CALL TO MINISTRY: While in San Diego with Cru last summer, I got a glimpse of how the Lord wants to use my currently still-messy story to relate to college students.  
FAVORITE FOOD: Ribs, steak, beef jerky—any meat will do.
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Black coffee (iced or hot)

 

STEPHEN RUSSELL
MIDDLE SCHOOL Ministry

AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Ashtabula, OH
COLLEGE/DEGREE: Toccoa Falls College; Youth Ministry
CALL TO MINISTRY: The Lord has called me to help students grow in their faith and teach them to help grow the faith of others.
FAVORITE FOOD: Cajun shrimp alfredo or steak
FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK: Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino®