BrownsAndrew and Jena Brown

Andrew has loved UVA since a very young age. His father, grandfather, and a few uncles and cousins are alums. As a child he followed UVA sports and listened to his Dad talk about how great the school was. While he didn’t attend UVA (he went to UMass-Amherst) he has always had a heart for it. Through a series of events, God gave Andrew a greater heart for UVA back in February 2012.
At that time he began to consider and pray about Directing Cru at UVA.

The Browns sensed that God was calling Andrew to accept the role of Staff Director at UVA and when they were offered the position in November 2012, they gladly accepted!

Jena and Andrew worked with Cru in Boston from 2008-2013 and directed ministries on two campuses as part of the Boston Metro Team.

Jena is a gifted actress and singer, a mom of 3 kids, and loves building into the lives of college students. She has a Masters in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory.

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NicoleNicole Teichman

Nicole is excited to be on staff at UVA! She is  passionate about mentoring  women and using art and design to inspire students. 

Nicole graduated from Virginia Tech (don’t hold that against her) and then spent a year with Cru in Melbourne, Australia. She loves trying new recipes, hiking and traveling to new places.

Nicole is mom to toddler Rider, who loves waving ‘hello’ and making new friends. Nicole’s husband Joe volunteers with Cru. You might see him at different events from time to time (ask him to do his awesome Gollum impersonation)!

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