Directors & History

DIRECTORS

Samantha Barnes graduated from the University of Arkansas and has been on staff with Cru for six years. In college, Cru played a major role in her spiritual growth as she grew in her understanding of the Bible and her desire to live on mission. She is passionate about helping Greeks desire to read the Bible, understand it for themselves, and share it with their friends. She gets excited to come alongside women to equip them to not only walk with the Lord but also be empowered as leaders in their sororities and in their communities, during college and for the rest of their lives. Sam and her husband Eric have been married for seven years, and they have a border collie mix named Ridley who loves going on outdoor adventures with them.

Vince Walsh graduated from SFA. He and his wife, Autumn are currently serving on staff with Cru at Stephen F. Austin, in Nacogdoches, TX. Vince met Autumn at a Cru retreat They married in 2007 and joined staff together. They have a 5 year old daughter, and twin boys that are 3. They have huge hearts and have been investing in Greek students at SFA for over 6 years. They started a movement on campus called “Greek Wide,” and it has grown to reaching 11 IFC and Panhellenic chapters on campus. They are passionate about seeing Greek students walk with God, and use their platform to reach their chapter with the Gospel.

Trace Hunt is an alumnus of  Kappa Alpha Order (KA) from Texas Tech University. The Hunt’s have been married for 26 years and on staff with Cru for 25 years. Trace is the Director for Greek Wide Student Ministries at Texas Tech. Trace became a follower of Christ through Cru as a sophomore at Texas Tech. His bride Christine graduated from Texas A&M. They have three beautiful daughters to share the time with. Charis (21), Brynn (18) and Ginger (14). Their passion is to love on college students, introduce them to Jesus, to train them to become mature biblical disciples and to help them leave a legacy that will far outlast their time in college.

HISTORY OF GREEK SUMMIT

Greek Summit began with a dream by a man named Isaac Jenkins. Isaac wanted Greek students to have a place where they could come together and grow in their walks with God as well as learn how to have an influence in their fraternity and sorority houses. It began in Destin, Florida during the month of May. Not too long after that, Brandon Boyd, an Oklahoma State and Sigma Nu alumni, wanted to do the same thing but up in the mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado. For over 13 years now, Greek students from all over the country have been coming to Breck and growing in their relationship with God.