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.




IMG_3411-001Amy 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




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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





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