Kelly Schrader – Women’s D Group, Worship Leader

Kelly is a senior in Wharton concentrating in Marketing and Operations, Information and Decisions (OIDD). She is from the great state of Texas but loves the Green Bay Packers with all her heart. She also loves the outdoors, live music, hammocks, and Chacos sandals. Reach out if you ever want to go outside or get ice cream (or both)! kschra@wharton.upenn.edu

Molly Dorshimer


Molly is a senior from Jenkintown, PA. She studies Science, Technology, and Society in the College and hopes to go to medical school after Penn. She is interested in public health, loves to play tennis, enjoys eating ice cream, and is always up for an adventure around Philly. Molly is looking forward to discipling other students and doing evangelism on campus this year. mold@sas.upenn.edu

Julia Bache

                                                 Women’s Ministry Leader

Julia is a senior in Wharton concentrating in Management and Real Estate. She is also minoring in history and is passionate about social impact. She is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and now loves living in Philadelphia. Julia is in several Wharton clubs, a sorority on campus, and conducts research through University Scholars. She is excited to share her faith this year and meet new people as Cru’s women’s ministry leader. Definitely reach out if you want to get coffee or go to Franklin Fountain! jbache@wharton.upenn.edu


Chris Jackson – Freshmen Men’s D Group, Prayer

Chris is a junior from Rochester, New York. He is in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in English, concentrating in Africana Literatures and Culture, with hopes of becoming a pastor in his future. In his spare time, Chris enjoys going to the gym, creative writing, and hanging out with close friends. chrisja@sas.upenn.edu


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Chigozie Amonu

                                   DuBois Bible Study leader, Discipler

Chigozie is a senior from Ewing, NJ. She studies the Biological Basis of Behavior with a minor in Hispanic Studies and hopes to complete a master’s degree in Public Health and go to medical school after Penn. She loves playing basketball, eating pizza, and having deep conversations. She is excited to see Christian unity on Penn’s campus and mentor underclassmen. Reach out to her if you ever want to get ice cream and listen to some dope music! camonu@sas.upenn.edu



Brianna Brooks

DuBois Bible Study leader, Discipler, Emcee



Nathan Emery

Upperclassmen Men Discussion Group Leader

Nathan is a senior who leads the upperclassmen men’s discussion group. He is in the Huntsman Program studying International Studies, Marketing, and Russian. He likes playing basketball and is always open to a challenge from anyone. Aside from school, he works as a videographer and social media marketer for Rebel Ventures, and has always enjoyed filming and editing. He’s getting married at the end of May to the wonderful Tiffany Young and will be moving to Albuquerque.

Jadah Daley

Weekly Meeting Coordinator

Myahn Walker

Service Coordinator

Myahn Walker is a freshman from Philadelphia. She is currently in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a degree in Fine Arts. She has a heart for service and a very creative spirit. So, if you ever want to have a paint session (or do anything art related), let her know! She also enjoys basketball and in her honest opinion, the 76ers are the best team in the NBA.


Bukola Ajanaku

Worship Leader

Jared Elters Dempsey

Worship Leader

Jared is a freshman from Coatesville, Pennsylvania. He is in College of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Penn Track & Field team. He loves people, music, sports, jokes, and making analogies. He enjoys spending his summers at Camp Ladore as a camp counselor and is always down for deep conversations, food, and spontaneous worship sessions. Legend holds that if you ask him to get lunch with you, he will gladly accept with a smile!

Daphne Wiredu

Community Team Leader

Kailey Blair

Freshmen Discussion Group Leader

Kailey is a sophomore in Engineering studying Materials Science & Engineering with a minor in Energy & Sustainability. She is from central California, out on the (best) west coast and loves eating ice cream, having intentional conversation over a BIG cup of coffee, exploring Philly, complaining about the cold weather, and having spontaneous dance parties while blasting Taylor Swift. Reach out if you want to join her in any of these activities or make a suggestion to broaden her horizons! Kailey is excited to get to know you and your interests!

Kellie Carlson

Weekly Meeting Coordinator


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!


Jill Brake

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.

Addison and Emily

Addison and Emily Frank

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. Addison joined the Philly Cru team after getting married to his wife, Emily, who is a graphic designer with Cru. Addison loves reading and learning, thinking, playing sports, and watching B-rated horror films.



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.