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)!
Amber graduated with a degree in Psychology from Xavier (Go X!) in 2016. She takes any opportunity to get coffee with friends and students, so just let her know when and where!
Amber is transitioning off staff in May, headed to Washington, D.C. to pursue her Masters in Social Work at George Washington University.
Holly graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2016 with her Bachelor's degree in psychology. She is passionate about hearing people's life stories as well as sharing her own, and walking alongside others as they grow in their relationship with Jesus. She also loves One Direction, being outside, and snuggling with her cat, Ellie.
Holly is transitioning to Kent State, where she will continue her training with the Navigators!
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.
Logan graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 2016. He loves seeing how God brings restoration to people's lives through loving communities, intentional friends and of course the Holy Spirit. You can usually find him on campus with a hammock, frisbee, soccer ball, or climbing gear!
Logan is transitioning off staff in pursuit of a career in Engineering, but will still be in Cincinnati!
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.
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