Meet our staff!
If you would like to speak with any of our staff members, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will get in contact with you.
Charly and Christina Sommers have been serving with the Navigators at the University of Cincinnati since 2004. They both began following Jesus through a community of Navigators in 1995 while in college. They have 5 children – Grace, Nathan, Rose, Jonathon, and Joy.
Evan and Kim Griffin have been on staff with the Navigators at UC since (wait for it…) 1989. Evan is also a UC Communication Professor. Evan and Kim have a son, Tyler (5/2/05), who loves sports, all things LEGO, and Jesus (not necessarily in that order).
Katy has been on staff with the Navigators for seven years, serving with college students both here at UC and at Purdue, where she completed her training as a Nav Rep. She now lives and works in Walnut Hills with our inner-city Navigators partner, I-58. Rock climbing and laughing loudly both figure prominently in her extracurricular activities, and she's always pumped to share both of those things with new people!
Andrew loves everything. No seriously, everything. He’s a reader, a writer, an artist, a communicator, a teacher, a knitter, a philosopher, a barista, and he mostly doesn’t get paid for any of that. Since graduating from UC with his Master’s in Architecture, Andrew has been learning what it means to live the adventure that God has for him. He and his wife Lindsey live in a cute little apartment near campus with their many plants.
Hannah graduated in 2011 from UC with degrees in Spanish and education, and she came on staff with the Navs in 2012. She loves hearing people's stories, helping them know Jesus in a real, life-changing way, and equipping them to make Jesus known to others. She is married to Keaton and they love Cincinnati, coffee, cooking, culture, and snuggling with their 18 pound cat named Zipper. Hannah appreciates good puns and a good pair of socks.
Callie & Brendan McDonough
Callie and Brendan are excited to be on campus together! Callie came on staff after graduating from UC in 2014 with a degree in Psychology, and Brendan joined after completing his Master's degree in 2017. They love helping others experience God working in their lives through normal, everyday things; they're always up for a game of frisbee or just hanging out (hammocking is a bonus).
Elena has served with The Navigators at the University of Kentucky for the past two years after graduating with her Master's degree in Speech Pathology. She loves acting like a child, cracking jokes, talking about anything, and smiling a lot. She is passionate about seeing God's restoration in the lives of woman with sexual brokenness, as well as learning to live an abundant life with Jesus (John 10:10)!
Tyler & Kim Stark
Tyler and Kim began serving on staff with The Navigators in 2015 at the University of Kentucky. Tyler (who holds a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from UK) began following Jesus in the Fall of 2011; Kim's relationship with Christ was deeply impacted by her time in Navs at Kent State University, where she learned the importance of generational discipleship. Tyler and Kim love challenging, mentoring and equipping students to grow deeper in their relationships with Christ. They also love movie marathons, traveling, euchre and board games, coffee shops, and Frasier Crane. Kim is an Interpreter for the Deaf with a degree in ASL/English Interpreting.
Jacob De Bellis
Jacob graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a degree in Communication, before joining staff at the University of Cincinnati. He's passionate about the healing and restoration that Jesus offers, meeting new people, finding fun in ordinary things, and yelling as loud as possible every chance he gets.
Daniel graduated in Fall of 2016 from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology. He loves seeing people grow in their understanding of God's Word, and applying it to all facets of their lives. Daniel can't go a day without eating peanut butter (obsessed much?); he also enjoys discussing worldviews with people, listening to Christian rap, reading, hiking, and sports.
Josh is passionate about too many things for his own good. He loves to do or hear anything he can find beauty in; which, if you look hard enough, you can find in everything... see the problem? Josh recently graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Educational Studies. He has been learning God has an incredible story for everyone that is 100% unique and is on an adventure to hear as many of those stories as he can.
Erin graduated from UC this past spring with a degree in architecture. She gets excited about almost everything, but is especially passionate about sports, worship music, and dogs. She’s the kind of girl that sings in the shower and dances in the car. Most importantly she is passionate about helping students build a spiritual foundation that will last a lifetime.
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