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)!


Molly Dorshimer – Soph/Junior Women D-group Leader/Social Media

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 – Senior Women’s D-group Leader, Women’s Ministry

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 – 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.



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Chigozie Amonu- Worship Leader, DuBois Bible Study Co-Leader

Chigozie is a senior from Ewing, NJ. She studies 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!



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

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.


Drew Chapman

Drew Chapman

Drew is volunteer staff with Cru, who grew up in the Midwest, but has deep family ties to Philly and has been here since 2008. He lives in University City with his wife, Amanda, where he serves as pastor of college ministry and music at Covenant Community Church.
Drew loves spending time with people, talking about the Bible and God’s grace in our lives, playing all kinds of games, playing and creating music, wrestling with his dogs, and thoroughly enjoying Philly sports.



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.


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.

andrew.young@cru.org  |  crystal.young@cru.org