Student Leadership

Meet our Fall 2021 Student Leadership Team!

Beth Allen
Director of Communications

Hi, there! My name is Beth, and I am a senior studying Social Work. I am the Student Director of Communications at The Crossing, and I am so excited that you’re interested in joining us! I am hoping to connect more students to The Crossing through my passion for social media. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I wanted a community that actively wanted me to be there, instead of simply saying they did. The Crossing has shown me, through actions, that I am wanted and loved by everyone. I cannot wait to meet you! Please reach out to me if you would like to talk or ask questions!


Will Vraney
Director of Community Life

In my first semester on campus, I found The Crossing to be a place of solace and comfort amidst all the chaos that comes with being a college student. As the Director of Community Life on the Student Leadership Team, I seek to further strive for inclusivity while bringing outside opportunities and events for those currently involved within this ministry, along with those who are seeking to be. Outdoor ministry has had a profound impact on my spiritual journey, and it is my hope to provide others experiences to grow in theirs in their own individualistic ways.


Rae Salazar Ng
Director of Creative Arts
The Crossing is a place where students can connect with and celebrate God. As the Director of Creative Arts on the Student Leadership Team, I believe God is the ultimate Artist and source of everything that’s beautiful. My goal is to create a welcoming, inclusive worship experience with the use of music and visual art. I look forward to worshipping with you at The Crossing!


Mary Hegeman
Director of Outreach
When I first joined the Crossing in the middle of a tumultuous freshmen year, I had no idea how much I would come to depend on the warm community of leaders and fellow students that I would get to know through my First Year Focus group. As the Student Director of Outreach this fall, I am excited to give back and foster a welcoming environment that supports freshmen in their friend-making endeavors and journeys of academic, spiritual, and personal growth. I can’t wait to meet you, whether it be through FYF or any number of the fun events the Crossing puts on throughout the year!


Lizzy Burkhalter
Director of Community Service
Hello! My name is Lizzy and I am the Director of Community Service for The Crossing Ministries! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful organization. As the Director of Community Service, I will oversee service projects done by The Crossing and hopefully make a huge positive impact on our community this year. This is a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment that will always have a place for you. We can’t wait to have events back in person and get to see all your beautiful faces! I will always be an available resource for anything you may need! Never be afraid to reach out.



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