We met in 2010 while students at Ohio University. Clay was studying education, and Emily was studying Visual Communications. We were both part of Cru, then known as Campus Crusade for Christ. Our time in the ministry was instrumental in shaping how we viewed ourselves, the world, and more importantly, God.

After graduation, Clay worked for two years as a substitute teacher, and Emily spent a year as a full-time intern with Cru at Ohio University. Shortly after that, we got married and joined full-time staff with Cru.

Now, we are on full-time staff with Cru at Ohio University and have been working on campus since January of 2016.  Our prayer is to see lost students at Ohio University and throughout Southeast Ohio turned into Christ-centered laborers, who will work life-long to see God's love brought to everyone around them. 

When we aren't spending time with students, we enjoy being outdoors (especially backpacking), cooking, and watching movies. Clay is a Cleveland sports fanatic who loves to play basketball with students, and Emily enjoys anything related to art and music, but especially loves photography. We both love to read, and we're always on the look-out for the next good book. (Got any suggestions?) Most importantly, we are proud parents to our son Elliott, who was born in May of 2018.