Chad and Christy Helmer
Chad came to know Jesus in 1997 through the ministry of Athletes in Action. In 2005 he graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Computer Science and married his wife, Christy. Chad worked in the information technology industry for three years before he and Christy joined the staff of Cru at Ohio University in 2007 and began leading the ministry in 2011. He has an M.Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently working on a Ph.D in Theology at Durham University, UK. He enjoys reading, reading, and when he’s not doing that, he also does a little reading.
Christy is a native of Dublin, OH. As the daughter of a pastor, she placed her trust in Christ when she was very young. She also graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a B.A. in Journalism. She loves traveling, especially to the beach, as well as event planning, listening to audio books, getting good deals, and spending time with friends. She and Chad met through their involvement in Cru as students at Ohio University. Together, they like to pedal Athens’ scenic bike path, exercise, and host Cru staff and students in their home. Their daughter, Lydia, was born in February of 2018.
Christy initially joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2012 for two years as an intern and returned in 2016 as a team leader. She loves that the college campus is full of energy that she can’t get enough of. She loves that she gets to do life with students; inviting them to see that Jesus is real in relationships and day-to-day circumstances and training them in what it means to walk with the Lord with their lives. Christy is a Chicago native and loves exploring the city. She has a soft spot for coffee, theology, adventures, and a good puzzle now and then. Christy received her undergraduate degree in Bible and Ministry to Women from Moody Bible Institute and her graduate degree in Christian Formation and Theology from Wheaton College.
Jason and Kacey Hoffman
Jason Hoffman joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2004 and his wife Kacey joined in 2005. Jason serves with the men on South Green and is the Partnership Director for Southeast Ohio Cru’s partnership in South Asia. He loves getting to know students personally, seeing their lives transformed by Christ, and then seeing them go to the ends of the earth to help fulfill the Great Commission. He enjoys playing basketball and soccer, watching football, and reading. Jason and Kacey have three beautiful children: Maddy, Caleb, and Gabby.
Clay and Emily Selway
Clay joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2016 and serves with the men on West Green and at Hocking College. He considers it an incredible privilege to help students come closer to Jesus at his alma mater. Clay is very passionate about God’s word and desires that students learn how to understand it. He is originally from New Philadelphia, Ohio and graduated from OU in 2012 with a degree in education. He is a Cleveland sports lifer, loves backpacking, loves spending time with his son and can quote The Office at length. He’s also very extroverted, so if you’re looking for someone to introduce you to others or don’t know who to talk to, he is your guy!
Emily joined the staff team at Ohio University after graduating in 2013 with a degree in commercial photography. She assists with the women on West Green and runs communications for our staff team. Emily loves Jesus, loves college students, and wants everyone to have an opportunity to know who Jesus is. She and Clay both believe that college students will be a huge part of seeing people all over the world hear about Jesus. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading, photography, and playing with her cats, Rufus and Toby. Emily and Clay also love spending time with their son Elliott, who was born in May of 2018
Jacob and Ellie McCollister
Jacob McCollister joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2016 and serves with the men on South Green and at Hocking College. He loves getting to be a part of the lives of students that he knows God is going to use for incredible things. In his free time, Jacob enjoys video games, chopping wood, and hot tubbing.
Ellie McCollister joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2016 and serves with the women on South Green and with Bridges (Cru’s ministry to international students). Ellie loves being on staff and says that “it’s the best job!” In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, movies, chemistry, astronomy, and hiding pots of gold at the end of rainbows. If she had a superpower, it would be the ability to spend a couple hours of one-on-one time with every single OU student and never get tired. Also flying.
Emily Baumhoer joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2017 and serves with Bridges (Cru’s ministry to international students). She loves being on staff because she get to spend the best hours of her days and weeks investing in God’s kingdom. Emily loves to read, and thinks that public library systems are among man’s greatest developments. She also enjoys snowboarding, riding roller coasters, attending live musical performances, and going to baseball games.
John and Corey Dorsey
John Dorsey joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2018 and serves with the men on West Green and at OU-Lancaster. He is excited to help young men grow in their relationship with the Lord or trust Christ for the first time! John is passionate about communicating God’s Word clearly both in a small-group Bible study or large group meeting. In his free time, he enjoys working out, reading, playing piano, (stovetop) cooking, and playing volleyball.
Corey Dorsey joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2018 and serves with the women on West Green and at OU-Lancaster. Corey loves being on staff because God worked in and transformed her own life in college, so she is thrilled to be part of what God is doing in the lives of students on campus today. She is passionate about helping young women take steps of faith to grow in their relationship with the Lord. In her free time, Corey enjoys running, reading, baking, spending time with cats, and drinking a good cup of coffee.
Bill Hauschild joined the staff team at Ohio University in 2011. He works with Athletes in Action and the Valor Military Ministry and also serves with the men at the University of Rio Grande. Bill retired from the Army in December of 2010 after 21 years service and has had the privilege of leveraging his military experiences to help lead the Valor Military Ministry on campus at Ohio University. As a former collegiate athlete, Bill loves the opportunity to connect with student-athletes at the University of Rio Grande and point them toward Christ. Bill is married to his incredible wife Catherine, with whom he has four great kids — family is one of his greatest passions. Fitness is also a passion of Bill’s. He stays connected to this by serving as a fitness instructor and triathlon coach through Ohio University’s Staff and Faculty fitness center, WellWorks. Bill also serves as the faculty advisor and race director for the OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason.
Casey and Lyndsey Lozier
In the spring of 2017, Casey graduated from OU with his bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Soon thereafter, Casey began employment at the local Athens ER and continues to work there part-time. In the spring of 2018, Casey married the love of his life and was eager to join part-time staff with Cru that fall. Introducing college students to Jesus and teaching from the Bible are Casey’s passions. Casey also enjoys playing instruments, learning history, outdoor venturing, and a good physical challenge.
Lyndsey joined staff with Cru in the fall of 2017. Lyndsey graduated from Ohio University in the spring of 2017 with a degree in psychology. Lyndsey works part time with Cru and serves the women on south green while also working on her counseling degree. She loves how walking intimately with the Lord truly changes people’s lives. Some of Lyndsey’s hobbies includes eating, watching HGTV, reading, and sitting still for long periods of time.
Jake joined the team as an intern in the Fall of 2017. Jake is a graduate of Marietta College, where he played 2 years of college baseball. Jake is a coffee junkie, and he enjoys reading, skiing, working out, playing sports, being with friends, and eating. Jake is excited to share the Gospel with the students of OU and Marietta College. He is also excited to grow in his relationship with Jesus Christ by serving alongside other staff and students.
Alyssa is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and recently graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Communication Studies. Having joined the staff team at OU in the spring of 2018, she serves the women of East Green. Her favorite thing about being on staff is that she gets to hear about what God is doing in students’ lives day in and day out. Alyssa is passionate about most things in life and will gladly share with you why her dog is the best thing, aside from Jesus, to ever happen to her. She loves chia seeds, Paramore, avocado, playing video games, and drinking coffee.