Our Staff

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 11.52.42 PMJosh and Samantha met at the University of South Carolina through the Cru ministry as students.  Josh graduated with a BS in Mathematics and Samantha a BS in marketing and management.  They were married in 2009 and have recently moved back to Columbia from serving with Cru in TN.  They have a little boy, Caleb, and a dog, Abby.  Josh leads the staff team here in Columbia and would be happy to answer any of your questions about our ministries.  Samantha serves the team administratively.   Contact them:  Joshua.Adair@cru.org or Samantha.Adair@cru.org


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, Macy, and enjoys anything involving people.    Contact her:  Christi.Farley@cru.org


View More: http://wearethehoffmans.pass.us/murphyLindsay graduated from Columbia College in 2009. During her time there, God worked in her life in big ways and gave her a heart for reaching college students with the life-changing message of Christ. She has worked with Cru at USC and Columbia College for the past 6 years. Lindsay enjoys spending time outside, working on craft and home décor projects, and drinking a big ol’ glass of sweet tea. She is married to Stephen, an athletic trainer in the Columbia area. Contact her: Lindsay.Welsh@cru.org.






samSam 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





image1 (3)Samantha graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011.  As a students she was involved with Cru and after graduating lived in Beirut, Lebanon for 2 years.  Currently Samantha teaches elementary school in a small town near Columbia and volunteers with Cru at USC.  She loves learning new things, playing board games, and traveling.

Contact her:  samantharbeach@gmail.com





Stacy graduated from Lander University in Greenwood, SC in 1991 with a BS in Exercise Science. In 1997 she went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Florida, where she met her husband, James, and graduated 4 years later with MS’s in Theology and Counseling. She is a lapsed counselor who has worked with students from high school age – college on and off for 25 years, having three boys of her own in between. In 2007 the Walden’s moved to Columbia to plant a church in Downtown Columbia. Stacy volunteers with CRU, leading women’s bible study. She also enjoys advocating for special needs, DIY projects, and helping others create spaces they love. Contact her : stacy.walden@gmail.com



braxtonandshelleyBraxton and Shelley both graduated from USC and work full-time with our Greek ministry, Greek Impact.  Both hailing from the Greek Village themselves, they are excited to be serving at their Alma Mater. They are also expecting their first little one, James, in September! 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