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 provide leadership to the movement at the University of Cincinnati and lead our ministry to sorority and fraternity students.
Michael serves at the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. He is originally from Cincinnati and went to college to study finance at Ohio University. While there, he encountered a community of college students that would challenge him and help him grow in his walk with the Lord. After graduating in 2017 Michael married his wife, Aly, and they spent a year overseas working with Cru in Slovenia. They are excited to be living back in Ohio and for Aly to begin her teaching career in the Sycamore School District.
Liz has worked with college students through Cru for 16 years, serving in Colorado and the University of Toledo before coming to Cincinnati 11 years ago. She is married to Royce, and together they have four kids–Annelise, Maribelle, Abbott, and Genevieve. Liz started walking with Jesus in college and loves empowering students to study the Word.
After graduating with a degree in Agriscience Education in 2014 from The Ohio State University, Rachel spent two years interning with Cru at Ohio State. Not only is she passionate about sharing the Gospel with others, Rachel is an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati sports fan. She also enjoys being in the outdoors hiking and being in the kitchen baking and cooking for friends. She loves hosting game nights, too!
Chelsea Smith | Raising Support Full-Time
Chelsea graduated from Capital University in May of 2019 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Youth Ministry and Christian Education. She fully dedicated her life to Christ through her involvement with Cru in college, so after graduation she spent a year interning with Central Ohio Cru at Capital, Denison, and Otterbein University in the hopes of helping students journey through their own faith, then decided to join staff full-time. She enjoys singing, dancing, and anything outdoors!