Royce and Liz Baker
Royce and Liz are both graduates of the University of Toledo where they also started their staff journey as interns with Cru in 2004. Royce has a B.A. in Religious Studies and Liz has a B.Ed in Special Education. They’ve been married since April 2006 and have 4 incredible kids: Annelise, Maribelle, Abbott and Genevieve. They love their little Bakers, playing outdoors, going for family walks, watching Ohio State football and running half-marathons!
Aaron and Allison Smith
Graduates of Eastern Washington University and University of Illinois
Kyle and Jenna Chambers
Kyle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati from Dayton, Ohio. His wife Jenna works at Cincinnati Children’s as a Mental Health Specialist and is working on her Master’s in counseling. They met as students in Cincinnati Cru and got married in 2018.
Ethan and Kaity Marstella
Ethan and Kaity met in 2013 as students at Ohio University, where Kaity studied journalism and Spanish and Ethan studied Middle Childhood Education. Before joining staff in Cincinnati, Kaity interned with Cru at Ohio University and Athletes in Action (Cru’s sports ministry) and Ethan taught sixth grade. They got married on August 1, 2015 and are so thrilled to do full-time ministry as a family with Cincinnati Cru, serving the students at the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University.
Jake and Brittney Smierciak
Jake is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Brittney has been working in different ministries throughout her 20’s. They met through friends in 2014 and got married in May of 2016. Although they are both from different parts of Ohio, they share a mutual love for Cincinnati! Brittney and Jake are passionate about bridging the gap between the typical students at UC and the students involved in TAP (Transitional Access Program). They are currently starting a new ministry to connect college students with different abilities.
Olivia was born and raised in Cincinnati and is a recent graduate of The University of Cincinnati. This year she is interning with Cru on campus at UC. She loves to travel and is passionate about connecting Asian American students to Christian community.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Sarah is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. They are both Cincinnati natives and met while emceeing Cincinnati Cru’s Fall Getaway as students! They serve with Cru at NKU and just welcomed a new baby girl, Finley, in 2017!
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