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.
Nicole joined staff in 2011, as she spent a year overseas in Australia with Cru’s internship program. Upon arriving back to the States, Nicole started serving on the UVA team with her husband Joe. Together they have two sons, Rider and Mathias. She is passionate about mentoring students to help them grow in their relationship with Christ and help them to develop skills in Christian leadership. Nicole loves to learn about new cultures and has traveled to Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia with Cru. Joe works as the Director of Operations at Portico Church and continues to serve with Cru in an affiliate staff role.
Daniel and Soumya Hiler
Donnie and Paige Wilson