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)!


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.


Julia Bache

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!

Chris Jackson

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.



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.

andy.young@cru.org  |  crystal.young@cru.org


Zane Family

Bill & Lisa Zane

Bill and Lisa Zane have been in Philadelphia, working with Cru for 6 years now.  Both PA natives, they have loved the adjustment of community life in the city. Lisa also works part time as a nurse here in Philly. They and their three kids, Boden, Jack, and Mila, live in the Fishtown neighborhood.



Hannah Gajari

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.



Desmin Peifer

A man of many nicknames, Desmin enjoys time spent with people and adventuring.  He’s excited for his first year with Philly Cru and finding the best cheese steak.  Favorite pastimes include pickup sports games, music, board games, campfires, deep conversation, eating, and explaining how to spell his name.



Tiffany Young

Tiffany is from Roswell, New Mexico. She recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in Criminology, and she will be staying in Philly for another year to intern with Cru. Some of her favorite things include the color gold, sports, brunch spots, crime drama tv series, desserts (particularly Yogurino), and mochi!


 Kelsey Rivers

Kelsey Rivers has spent the past 22 years of her life in Virginia. She spent the most recent of those years serving on staff part-time at George Mason University before graduating and moving to PA to intern. She has a heart for cities, statistics, and somewhat-useless facts. Kelsey enjoys reading, taking Buzzfeed quizzes, trying new things, and dancing.