JOSH & ADRIENNE PAYNE
Josh and Adrienne both grew up in Humboldt County but didn’t meet until High School where they became great friends and narrowly escaped a lame dating relationship (dating is always lame in high school). Upon graduation Josh went to UC Davis to pursue a career in storm chasing and Adrienne went to Humboldt State before transferring to Cal Poly SLO in pursuit of a degree in Philosophy. As the Lord would have it, they both ended up majoring in Cru and it was this common passion which reunited them in a long distance dating relationship which mainly transpired over AOL Instant Messenger (This was before cell phones and they couldn’t afford long distance phone calls). Long story short, they fell in love, got married, joined staff with Cru, moved to Chico and had 4 amazing children together over 15 years of marriage. They now enjoy hiking, reading, college students, Netflix, and trying not to drown in child.
Josh: (530) 219-9148 || Adrienne: (530) 219-9147
ANDREW & BONNIE BURGER
Andrew and Bonnie Burger have been working with Chico Cru since 2012. Both Cal Poly San Luis Obispo grads. They have two kids and full days. When not with college students, you can find Andrew laying down somewhere trying to take a nap. He enjoys a good steak, a solid cup of coffee, and any kind of sportsing. If you’re ever in need of a 3rd basemen for your recreational church softball team, he’s your man. Will play for burritos.
Bonnie is the brains of the operation at the Burger house. The two kids keep her busy but she loves it. She has found the world’s best cup of coffee, enjoys cooking, and is unashamedly addicted to British television (ask her about it). When Bonnie is not with college students, you wont be able to find her…she is enjoying a moment of solitude.
Andrew: (925) 413-9989 || Bonnie: (530) 400-7486
EVAN & KELLY PETERSON
Evan and Kelly have been on staff with Cru for 4 years. Kelly is a Chico State alumna and Evan is from Illinois. They love the outdoors (when it's not too hot), coffee, taco trucks, and spending time with friends. In their free time you can catch Evan rock climbing and Kelly struggling to keep her house plants alive.
Evan: (217) 725-8084 || Kelly: (916) 719-6991
Emily joined staff after graduating from Chico State in 2013. She has served for several years on campuses across the Central Valley but is excited to rejoin the Chico Cru team. Some of her favorite things about Chico include One Mile, Tea Bar and Thursday Night farmers market.
Hi I’m Laura Taylor, a second year intern at Chico Cru. I graduated from Chico State with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I enjoy painting, reading about the enneagram, and testing out new recipes from pinterest. If I’m not sitting by the creek on campus, you can catch me at Starbucks during pumpkin spice season!
Jordan Olesen recently graduated from the College of Engineering at Chico State with his B.S. in Sustainable Manufacturing Engineering and minor in Sustainability Management. With a passion reach and engage students of his generation with the Gospel, he made the decision to intern with Cru starting in fall of 2018. Jordan enjoys Songwriting, playing guitar, photography, and just about anything outdoors.
Carin Dorghalli was born and raised in what she believes is the most magical place on earth: Chico. She studied media arts and journalism at Chico State. During her time in Chico Cru, she met Jesus and discovered a passion for international ministry. Currently, she’s a journalist at a local newspaper and a staff member for Bridges, the international student sub ministry of Cru. Carin once heard her old discipler say, “We’re called to go to the nations, right? Well, the nations are coming to us, and we had better take advantage of it!” To this day, she takes those words to heart and strives to reach the nations while staying right in her beloved hometown. You can catch her with a banana flavored Hawaiian snow from Jon & Bon’s at nearly any hour of the day.