Our Staff

IMG_3390Christi graduated from Marshall University in 2006 with a BA in English Literature and a BS in Mathematics.  She lived in the Middle East for a year, (!مرحبا), and now works with the Cru staff team here in Columbia.  She lives in Forest Acres with her fun Border Collie, Blue, and enjoys anything involving people.    Contact her:  Christi.Farley@cru.org


Sam graduated from College of Charleston in 2013 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Sam loves to play with his dog Alan, enjoys good coffee and spends a lot of time with his church small group. He works with our Sophomore guys and Faculty Commons ministry. Contact him at samuel.myers@cru.org


Amy graduated from Berea College in 2015 with a BA in English- Literature and General Education Studies. Since trusting the Lord as a college student herself, God has continued to grow her heart toward reaching other students with His life-giving Gospel. She has served as Cru staff at the University of South Carolina since 2018. Amy deeply enjoys hiking, coffee, and The Office references. Contact her at amy.myers@cru.org

Justin graduated from USC this past May with a B.S. in Marine Science. He came to faith his freshman year of college and has grown a passion to reach students on campus. Justin enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and watching old TV shows. Contact him at justin.gates@cru.org

Braxton and Shelley both graduated from USC and work full-time with our Greek ministry, Greek Impact.  Both hailing from the Greek Village, they are excited to be serving at their Alma Mater.  Their two sons, James and John David, love life as Cru staff kids! Contact them: Braxton.Towery@cru.org or Shelley.Towery@cru.org



Mari graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2014 with a BFA in Art Education.  While involved in a sorority throughout college, her heart for the Lord and reaching Greek students grew.  She has served with Cru as a staff member since 2014, and she works specifically with USC’s Greek Impact ministry.  She is married to JT, who works at Nephron Pharmaceutical Corporation in Columbia.  Contact her at mari.humphreys@cru.org


Ellie graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019 with a BS in exercise science. She was involved in a sorority all throughout college and her passion for ministry in the Greek Village grew year by year. This is her first year on staff with Cru and she works specifically with UofSC’s Greek Impact ministry. Her passions include coffee, friends, and family. Ellie just got married to Ben, who works at Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington, SC. Contact her at ellie.lyons@cru.org.


Martha Camille graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2019 with a BA in Elementary Education. Since God transformed her heart her sophomore year of College through Cru and her sorority God has led her to intern this year. She is looking forward to reaching Greeks at the University of South Carolina. She loves spending time with her three brothers and parents back in Charleston. In her free time you can find her near the water or doing anything with her friends.   Contact her: martha.banks@cru.org