Riley and Natalie Davis are UNC Alumni, class of 2015. They are returning to serve with Cru at UNC after serving 4 years at UT in Knoxville, TN and also 1 year in Prague, Czech Republic. Riley is the co-leader of Cru with Kelly and Natalie is working mainly with Greek Life, the Greek ministry of Cru. Riley enjoys all things basketball- playing it, watching it, and writing about it. Natalie enjoys running and going to farmers markets to pick out some seasonal veggies! They are really excited to be back in blue heaven and can’t wait to meet you!
Erin went to Carolina and has been on staff at UNC for 16 years. She is married to Josh and has two kids- Harrison (9) and Allie (4). She enjoys eating Armadillo Grill, watching Carolina sports and spending time at the beach. Erin’s heart was captured by Jesus during her undergrad years and believes these four years are highly influential in a person’s life. 


Kelly is the co-leader of Cru with Riley. She and her husband Mark love all things UNC and are proud patrons of their local Chick-Fil-A. They met through Cru at UNC, and fun fact, their first date was at a Papa John’s in East Asia. Kelly and Mark just recently had a new baby, Lucy Haywood.
She has four names, and they are probably all cooler than yours. Lauren loves UNC basketball and painted up as a student better than any of us ever have. She is also raising an army of ginger babies, who will one day take over the world, with her husband, Tom. She is a lovely friend with a creative mind that kills every task she tackles. Definitely call her up if you want to babysit those cute little kiddos or need a crafternoon.

Lover of all things UNC and Oak Island, Peyton is a recent UNC grad who’s life was changed while he was a student in Cru at UNC. He was a double major in Economics and Sport Administration and he has some pretty hot takes about the Hornets, Heels, Canes and Panthers, (also other teams) so feel free ask him about them.

The only NC State Alum we could ever love – Kaitlyn graduated in 2017 with a degree in communication, and joined staff shortly thereafter. She is newly married to Mark, a fellow State grad, and they live in Durham! Kaitlyn works for both Greek Life and Cru, and would love to eat chocolate with you while you tell her what it is like to be a student at UNC.
Payton is a recent UNC grad with a degree in Education and Spanish. A Tar Heel born and bred, you can almost always find her with a Chick-Fil-A Diet Coke in hand and talking about UNC football and basketball. If you ever have a free ticket to a game, she’s your girl to take. Her favorite restaurant is Sutton’s- so hit her up any time you want to go!

Caroline just graduated from UNC with a double major in Economics and Political Science. God used Cru and Carolina to teach and grow her in so many ways and she’s excited to help students see the ways that God will do the same for them. Caroline loves the color pink, all things music, and Chick-Fil-A Coke Zero. Catch her at any given time with a Starbucks drink in her hand, so so ask her to refer you to all the best local coffee spots!
Bekah is a recent UNC alum who graduated with a degree in Psychology. Nine times out of ten, you’ll find her with a book in her hand, a cuppa tea, or her camera. Her hidden talent is that she has the ability to communicate with dolphins.Although she is an avid lover of all things NYC, she is beyond excited to be back in Chapel Hill this year.
Sydnie Thomas, previously known as the artist Sydnie Kavanaugh, is a 2020 UNC grad with degrees in Dramatic Arts and Education. This summer, she got married to Caleb Thomas. She is known for her loud laughs that echo throughout Genome and for talking 24/7. If you ever want to have a random conversation about anything, then she is who you want to talk to.