STAFF MEMBERS

Andy and Crystal Young

Andy & Crystal Young

Andy serves as the City Director and he and Crystal have been on staff with Cru since 2006. They have three kids, Hudson, Avery, and Laurel. Both Penn State alumni, Andy is a PA native, but Crystal hails from the great state of Texas. They love the outdoors, dark coffee, Frank’s hot sauce, homemade fried chicken, and competitive card games.

andrew.young@cru.org  |  crystal.young@cru.org

Danielle

 

Danielle Wilson

Danielle is a native of Pennsylvania and a 2014 graduate of West Chester University,PA. Alongside her co-leader, Danielle gives direction to the Philly Cru movement. During her time as a student at Coatesville High School, God developed in her a desire to see people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds unify as the body of Christ.  In her free time, Danielle enjoys eating good food, spending time with family and friends and creating music under the moniker Danni Peace.

danielle.wilson@cru.org

 

Caleb and Clair

Caleb & Claire Bermudez

Caleb and Claire live in South Philly with their three kids – Lydia, Elena and Aslan.  Caleb is from South Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University.  Claire hails from West Virginia and is a WVU grad.   They love to travel, learn about new cultures, and drink strong coffee.  Their favorite city is Barcelona (and Philly).

caleb.bermudez@cru.org    claire.bermudez@cru.org

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Hannah Gajari

Born and raised in farm country, Hannah came to love the city of Philadelphia as a student at Penn. This is her second year interning with Cru. Some of her interests include trivia, linguistics, and musicals (especially Hamilton). She also loves eating out, watching (and discussing) movies, amusement parks, and the beach.

hannah.gajari@cru.org

 

Hilary Wisniewski

Hilary Wisniewski is an FCAIA volunteer staff member. A Penn State grad, she works remotely in Bible translation for The Seed Company. A former college triathlete, Hilary still enjoys cycling and running. In her spare time, she can be found playing piano, buried in library books, or cheering on her husband, Stefen, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

hilary.k.ford@gmail.com

Desmin

Desmin Peifer

Desmin has served with Philly Cru since 2017.  He hails from Lancaster and graduated from West Chester University with a degree in music education.  He has enjoyed seeing God work in the city and students alike and is excited for what the future holds!  Des is always up for playing music, adventuring, sports, deep conversations, board games, and anything involving food.  Go Birds!

desmin.peifer@cru.org

Evan and Kathleen

Kathleen and Evan Chappell

Kathleen and Evan are newlyweds and come from their beloved commonwealth of Virginia. Kathleen is a Communication studies graduate from Christopher Newport University, a small liberal arts school in VA. She served as an intern with Cru in Richmond, VA for the past two years and joined the Philly team as a part-time staff member. Evan is an Engineering graduate from the University of Virginia and served the past two years as an intern with Cru for the Central Virginia team. Kathleen and Evan met while on staff and enjoy bench sitting, eating beef noodle soup, exploring new places, eating fries, and drinking Orangina.

Kathleen.Chappell@cru.org Evan.Chappell@cru.org

Jill

Jill Brake

Jill is a 2014 graduate of Auburn University where she majored in Human Development with a concentration in Philanthropy and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. After graduating, she served in East Asia as an intern from 2014-2015.

Jill and her Husband, Gabe, moved to Philadelphia in June of 2018 for Gabe to attend Wharton’s MBA program. She is now excited to be on staff at Penn! She loves seeing people pursue a relationship with Jesus and lovingly walking along-side them in their journey.
Jill.Brake@cru.org

Addison and Emily Frank

Addison and Emily Frank

Addison and Emily met on staff with Cru and got married in January 2019. Addison grew up in Bucks County Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University with an Engineering degree. Since graduating, Addison has been working for Cru, most recently in Washington D.C. He loves reading and learning, thinking, playing sports, and watching B-rated horror films.

Emily grew up in King of Prussia and graduated from Gordon College in Graphic Design. Emily is a graphic designer for Cru and works one day a week with Philly Cru. She loves dancing ballet, llamas and gnomes, making and admiring art, and most of all, donuts. Lots of donuts.

Addison.Frank@cru.org
Emily.Frank@cru.org

Drew Chapman

Drew Chapman

Drew is volunteer staff with Cru, who grew up in the Midwest, but has deep family ties to Philly and has been here since 2008. He lives in University City with his wife, Amanda, where he serves as pastor of college ministry and music at Covenant Community Church.
Drew loves spending time with people, talking about the Bible and God’s grace in our lives, playing all kinds of games, playing and creating music, wrestling with his dogs, and thoroughly enjoying Philly sports.
drew@cccwestphilly.com