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




Jadah Daley

Weekly Meeting Coordinator

Jadah is a sophomore in Wharton concentrating in Marketing & Operations Management with a secondary concentration in Social Impact & Responsibility. She is from East Hartford, Connecticut and hopes to create a nonprofit soccer club one day. Jadah loves getting to know people and hear their stories. She also has a deep passion for Christian Hip Hop/Rap and can talk for hours about it. She also loves to talk about soccer and basketball with her favorite teams being Manchester City and the Boston Celtics. Daleyja@wharton.upenn.edu  

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

Daphne is a junior from Williamstown, New Jersey. She is in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biology with a minor in STSC (Science, Technology, and Society), with hopes of becoming a doctor. She loves movies, music, plays, traveling, and hearing people’s life stories. Reach out if you want to share your story with her and/or watch some great movies! 


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!


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.