CSF STAFF

click on any of the names below to learn a little more about that staff member

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ANDREA LOWE

CSF Staff | Andrea LoweWhat do you do around CSF?

  • Women’s Events
  • Prayer Night
  • Synergy
  • CSF Groups
  • Staff Masseuse

Hometown
Covington, KY

Degree
Communication, Minor in Political Science

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Sky diving (cliché)
  • Spend some time in India
  • Hike to the top of at least 7 different mountains (1 down!)

“Most Annoying” List

  • CSF’s loudspeaker + Brian Marshall
  • Melted chapstick/deodorant

Favorite Movies

  • Mamma Mia
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Finding Nemo
  • Love Actually
  • I love Meryl Streep

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The House on Mango Street
  • Tuesdays With Morrie
  • Captivating
  • C. S. Lewis (The Magician’s Nephew, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce)

Random Piece of Info
I have a song in my head at all times. When it’s not a current song, it’s ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyoncé.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I like playing basketball, going for walks, and laughing (a lot). I also enjoy trying to cook and (emphasis on the ‘trying’). I aspire to be Erica Dupps someday.

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ANTHONY HUMPHRESS

CSF Staff | Anthony HumphressWhat do you do around CSF?
Greek

Hometown
Campbellsville, KY

Degree
Psychology/Business

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Thankful, loving, worshipful attitude each moment of the day
  • See Lexington and especially the campus be a sending base for fulfilling the Great Commision to the least reached people of the world.
  • Travel, enjoy and learn from all the sites in the Bible (especially the pretty island)

“Most Annoying” List

  • Slow/bad drivers
  • Complainers

Favorite Movies
Self explanatory: Braveheart and of course Top Gun. Trains, Planes and Automobiles is up there.

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Ragamuffin Gospel
  • Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Reader
  • Steps to Freedom Handbook
  • Mike Bickle from IHOP on Song of Solomon

Random Piece of Info
I have a beautiful wife and two children and rent out campus property.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Golf
  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Walking (wow, I’m old now)

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AUSTIN WOFFORD

CSF Staff | Austin WoffordWhat do you do around CSF?
I mostly do men’s ministry, freshman ministry (SHIFT), and community service.

Hometown
Ft. Thomas, KY. Go Bluebirds!

Degree
Social Work

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Base jump
  • Hunt something exotic
  • Never watch a Twilight movie
  • Rub Francis Chan’s head
  • Go to every continent and over 50 countries
  • Summit a 14k ft mountain twice

“Most Annoying” List

  • Pickles on a burger
  • Waking up before 10am
  • Tom Cruise’s smile

Favorite Movies

  • I Am Legend
  • Wayne’s World
  • Blood Diamond
  • The Godfather
  • The Other Guys

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Donald Miller
  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Rob Bell

Random Piece of Info
I graduated from Asbury University. Yea, let that blow your mind.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Play basketball/frisbee
  • Read
  • Chill with a movie
  • Beat anyone at CSF in FIFA
  • Arm wrestling
  • Laughing

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BETHANY TOLLE

CSF Staff | Bethany TolleWhat do you do around CSF?
Discipleship Team. Retreats. Calendar (keeping track of CSF events and staff members’ lives; making different schedules).

Hometown
Louisville, KY

Degree
Mathematics

What’s on your bucket list?
Visit all pi themed restaurants in the United States. (Yes, as in the number pi.)

“Most Annoying” List

  • Rude people
  • The “shhh” noise
  • Semi-trucks driving in the fast lane

Favorite Movies

  • Mean Girls
  • The Proposal
  • She’s The Man
  • I can also quote any Mary Kate and Ashley movie. Impressive, right?

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The Bible
  • Love Does (Bob Goff)
  • The Meaning of Marriage (Tim Keller)
  • Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)

Random Piece of Info

  • I have an identical twin. She’s not as cool as me- she went to UofL :)
  • People sometimes mistake me for being 15-16 years old.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Laughing frequently
  • Singing loudly in my car
  • Convincing people to like math
  • Spending time with my wonderful friends

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BLAKE MORRIS

CSF Staff | Blake MorrisWhat do you do around CSF?
Well, I do a few things. I am a part of our Freshman ministry called “SHIFT”. We help students see where their life with God fits into their life in college. I also oversee our prayer ministry and dorm outreach.

Hometown
Lexington, KY

Degree
Business Management

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Backpack across Iceland
  • Play every instrument
  • Pray with Kanye West
  • Have lunch with King Charles (the musician)

“Most Annoying” List

  • Wet paper

Favorite Movies

  • Man on Fire
  • Braveheart
  • A Walk to Remember (just kidding)

Favorite Books/Writers

  • A. W. Tozer
  • Dumas
  • G. K. Chesterton

Random Piece of Info
I was the swimming state champion at 8 years of age. My career slowly declined thereafter.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I play basketball, workout, and make music!

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BOBBY SPITTLE

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What do you do around CSF?
Connect with freshies at Shift, help brainstorm and execute cool ideas for Synergy, and help plan things for Friday night Pancakes. I also serve on the worship team for Synergy.

Hometown
Ventura, CA

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Live in Australia
  • Play drums for Hillsong United at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Buy a jetpack
  • Learn to play guitar and piano
  • Hangout with Kobe Bryant (I’m a huge Lakers fan)
  • Fly a fighter jet
  • Buy a jetpack
  • Get married to Kari Jobe

“Most Annoying” List

  • Boston Celtics fans
  • People who say Travis Barker is the best drummer ever

Favorite Movies

  • I Am Legend
  • Frozen (no shame)
  • Any movie with Jim Carrey in it
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Dallas Willard
  • J. K. Rowling
  • The Apostle Paul

Random Piece of Info
I was the spelling bee champion of Hermitage Elementary school in the 3rd grade. I also used to have two thumbs on my right hand.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Have pull-up competitions with my roommates (I always lose)
  • Play drums
  • Pretend like I can play basketball
  • Go jogging

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BRENDAN WESTERFIELD

CSF Staff | Brendan WesterfieldWhat do you do around CSF?
I work with Synergy, managing Shift Small Groups, and planning out pancakes! Also being the office clown and raising staff morale.

Hometown
Beaver Dam, KY

Degree
Theater (yea, I’m an actor)

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Visit every state
  • Go to Italy and Greece
  • Act in a blockbuster movie
  • Fly a plane
  • Act in a Blockbuster movie
  • Die

“Most Annoying” List

  • Leaving your blinker on while driving
  • Smacking lips while eating
  • Not going the speed limit
  • Listening to the band The Cars
  • When you misquote movies

Favorite Movies

  • Forrest Gump
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Dark Knight
  • Star Wars IV, V, VI
  • Heavyweights
  • The Godfather
  • Remember the Titans
  • Miracle
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Braveheart
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Gladiator
  • The Incredibles
  • Tangled

Favorite Books/Writers

  • All Harry Potter books
  • The Mortal Instruments Series
  • The Bible
  • Heaven is For Real
  • J. K. Rowling
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Dan Brown

Random Piece of Info
I have a webbed toe (yes, like a duck)

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Playing any sport
  • Acting
  • Going to movies
  • Being outside
  • Quoting movies anywhere from 10-30 minutes a day (sad, I know)

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BRIAN MARSHALL

CSF Staff | Brian MarshallWhat do you do around CSF?

  • Lead the overall ministry
  • Teach at Synergy and in other settings
  • Wrestle with how to reach out to campus in creative ways
  • Fundraise
  • Serve as one of the board members at CSF

Hometown
Cynthiana, KY (though I’ve been in Lexington since 1995)

Degree
Masters of Divinity (basically theological studies)

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Quarterback a football team, as I never played growing up, only did baseball and basketball
  • Write five books
  • Do a triathlon
  • Live outside the US for at least a couple of months

“Most Annoying” List

  • Listening to other people loudly sip their hot coffee (this is especially true when I’m sleepy and feeling irritable)
  • When people think they are thinking clearly but in actuality they clearly aren’t thinking clearly. Is that clear?
  • The BCS Football System- there should be a playoff in college football.

Favorite Movies

  • Rudy
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Good Will Hunting

Favorite Books/Writers

  • C. S. Lewis (We did accidentally name our son C. S. Marshall)
  • Eugene Peterson
  • Oswald Chambers (Primarily “My Utmost For His Highest”)
  • Richard Swinburne (academic philosopher)

Random Piece of Info
I lived at the Grand Canyon for an entire summer when I was in college, about 150 yards from the rim of the canyon.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Hanging out with my wife, Shelby and our three kids- Claire, Caleb and Miriam
  • Watching sports
  • Reading
  • Letting my mind wander into creative brainstorming sessions (at 37 I’m not sure if I’m allowed to ‘daydream’ anymore)
  • Thinking about working out and getting back into shape

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BRODIE CLARK

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What do you do around CSF?
I help manage midnight Pancakes and getting the word out on our awesome events.

Hometown
I’m from the lovely city of Bowling Green, KY.

Degree
Civil Engineering

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Sing a duet with a famous musician
  • Write a novel
  • Be a part of a dance floor smash single
  • Die (gotta give myself one gimme)

“Most Annoying” List

  • Smelly rooms
  • When my shoelaces aren’t the same lengths
  • Incorrect autocorrect
  • Spiders

Favorite Movies

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • The Hobbit
  • Wall•E
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

Favorite Books/Writers

  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Brian Jacques
  • J. K. Rowling
  • Patrick Rothfuss

Random Piece of Info
I took choir every semester in college just for fun and relaxation.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
Fond of dancing around to music or no music, any team sports, and chasing around my 2 year old nephew.

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CALEB MCKINLEY

CSF Staff | Caleb McKinleyWhat do you do around CSF?
I help CSF raise money, create rad videos, and share the gospel with the Greek community.

Hometown
Owensboro, KY

Degree
Arts Administration

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Complete an Ironman
  • Meet Shrek
  • Tour the country with a rock band
  • Go to Coachella
  • Break a bone (not mine, yours)

“Most Annoying” List

  • The sound of eating cereal
  • Allergies

Favorite Movies

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Memento
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Shrek Trilogy

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Tim Keller
  • Charles Dickens
  • C. S. Lewis
  • G. K. Chesterton

Random Piece of Info
I get paid in Trident Layers.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I play soccer, collect records, play guitar, run a variety of Will Ferrell parody Twitter accounts.

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CJ CARTER

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What do you do around CSF?
I’m on the apologetics team! So I teach people to say they’re sorry. Not really. I teach students how to defend their faith, and that’s pretty cool. I’m also on the Website team, and we’re developing a new website! I’d tell you more, but I don’t know anything else (it’s still being developed, duh).

Hometown
Benton, KY. The Athens of the South. (No I don’t know what that means either).

Degree
B.A. in Philosophy
B.A. in English

What’s on your bucket list?
Way too much to list. Really.

“Most Annoying” List

  • People that don’t understand the finer points of Immanuel Kant’s transcendental idealism and the synthetic a priori.
  • Pretentious people.

Favorite Movies
I never remember.

Favorite Books/Writers
I love fantasy: The Lord of the Rings; The Kingkiller Chronicles; Wheel of Time; A Song of Ice and Fire
I also love Shakespeare (don’t call it cliché until you’ve read him!), Tennyson’s In Memoriam, The Great Divorce by Clive Lewis, Steinbeck’s The Winter of our Discontent, Salinger’s Nine Stories, and many others.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
Train Pokémon.

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DAN ROSS

CSF Staff | Dan RossWhat do you do around CSF?
I help direct friday night pancakes, organize community service, Smash Bros. Ministry, and I clean the vents so that one day I can live in them, like Chang in “Community”. I also drop of mail at the post office once a week. Come with me sometime!

Hometown
Louisville, KY

Degree
Social Work & Spanish

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Visit space
  • Sail from California to Hawaii
  • Mudarme a La Paz, La Paz, Honduras

“Most Annoying” List

  • Drivers who don’t use turn signals

Favorite Movies

  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Wall•E
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Star Wars IV-VI
  • Homeward Bound

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The LOTR trilogy
  • The Hobbit
  • The Silmarillion
  • Moby Dick
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Blue Like Jazz
  • C. S. Lewis

Random Piece of Info
I give great moped driving lessons.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Drink coffee
  • Disc Golf
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Running
  • Drinking more coffee
  • Riding my bike to and from CSF occasionally

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DEREK KING

CSF Staff | Derek KingWhat do you do around CSF?
I’m the apologetics (defending the faith) guy around CSF. I work to answer the big questions of life and engage students on loving God with their whole mind. I also help write the Curriculum around here. Any Bible studies or book studies our core groups go through, I help put those together. Those things pretty much take up my time.

Hometown
Beaver Dam, KY

Degree
Political Science/History from UK (Working on Masters of Divinity at Asbury Seminary)

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Watch a no-hitter live
  • Visit the Holy Lands
  • Take a tour of the Louvre
  • Hike up Pike’s Peak
  • Write a book
  • Beat a Grandmaster at chess

“Most Annoying” List

  • Humans that don’t use logic
  • People who want to eat at Cracker Barrel

Favorite Movies

  • Forrest Gump
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Narnia
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Field of Dreams

Favorite Books/Writers

  • C. S. Lewis (Everything he has written)
  • G. K. Chesterton
  • David Bentley Hart
  • J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Dallas Willard
  • Eric Metaxas
  • Tim Keller
  • John Steinbeck (East of Eden!)
  • Andrew Peterson
  • N. T. Wright
  • When I want comedy, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens

Random Piece of Info
I know some magic tricks… my dad is a professional magician.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Running
  • Sports (basketball, tennis, baseball)
  • Chess (if that burns calories)
  • Reading (burn one calorie every page turn)
  • Debating (that burns the most calories)

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DEVON COONS

CSF Staff | Devon CoonsWhat do you do around CSF?
I handle all of the money and human resources…basically I’m a combination of Angela and Toby from The Office.

Hometown
Owensboro, KY

Degree
Accounting, of course.

What’s on your bucket list?

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Become a mom
  • Travel around Europe
  • Pet a squirrel

“Most Annoying” List

  • Messy desks
  • Hearing people eat or drink
  • CLUTTER

Favorite Movies

  • I would much rather watch a good TV series… almost anything from Community to Grey’s Anatomy
  • But also any Pixar movie besides Cars

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Anything by C. S. Lewis
  • Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Random Piece of Info
I’m named after three different guys: My first name is a combination of my uncle’s names (David & Kevin) and my middle name comes from my grandfather (Riley).

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Reading
  • Marathon watching TV series on Netflix
  • Going out to eat (I kind of despise cooking)

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EVAN WEHRLE

CSF Staff | Evan WehrleWhat do you do around CSF?
I help out with Discipleship, the Prayer Team & our Shift ministry for freshmen. I also boost overall office morale with great high 5′s.

Hometown
Lexington, KY

Degree
Kinesiology/Exercise Science

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Skydive
  • Crowd surf
  • Travel the world
  • Own a motorcycle
  • Learn how to play the piano
  • Experience weightlessness in outer space
  • Run away from an exploding building in slow motion

“Most Annoying” List

  • Mosquitos
  • Speed bumps
  • When people talk about their favorite sports teams and say “we” like they are on the team

Favorite Movies

  • The Sandlot
  • Little Giants
  • Ace Ventura
  • Heavyweights
  • Brink
  • Mighty Ducks
  • Dumb & Dumber

Favorite Books/Writers

  • John Piper
  • Francis Chan
  • David Platt
  • Bill Johnson
  • Bob Goff
  • C. S. Lewis

Random Piece of Info
I love thrift shops.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Going on adventures
  • Anything & everything outdoors
  • Quoting movies
  • Sportz

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GRACE THOMPSON

CSF Staff | Grace ThompsonWhat do you do around CSF?
Plan retreats, hang out with freshies, community service

Hometown
Lexington, KY

Degree
International Studies

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Travel to every continent
  • Live outside the US for more than a year
  • Witness Kentucky basketball winning a national title

“Most Annoying” List

  • Wearing wet socks
  • Cold weather without snow
  • People who are always late

Favorite Movies

  • Aladdin (anything Disney)
  • Oceans 11
  • Finding Nemo
  • A Walk to Remember

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The Bible
  • Crazy Love
  • Five People You Meet In Heaven

Random Piece of Info
I used to be a pro at Tetris.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • I used to work at a gym. Does that count as burning calories?
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Laugh a lot
  • Hang out with my family

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JACKIE FLORES

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What do you do around CSF?

  • International Ministry
  • Prayer

Hometown
Addison, IL (Chicago)

Degree
Middle School Education

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Go to Brasil/ ir para o Brasil
  • Go to Rio in Brasil and take a picture with Christ the Redeemer
  • Pray with Nova Geraço / orar com Nova Geraço
  • Be fluent in Portuguese (Portuges)/ Fala portuges muinto bom
  • Go to Thailand
  • Basically travel the world (Italy, Spain, Greece, Moldova, South Africa , name a country)
  • Do the Death Spartan Race (marathon obstacle course)

“Most Annoying” List

  • Khaki pants and a polo
  • Fancy shoes and hoodies

Favorite Movies

  • Bourne Trilogy
  • Shooter
  • Pride and Prejudice (don’t judge me)
  • Gone in 60 Sec
  • New Batman Trilogy (all of them)
  • Italian Job

Favorite Books/Writers

  • David Platt
  • John Piper
  • Andrew Murray
  • Smith Wigglesworth
  • Nova Geraço Abanda : Quem é esse é Fogo que consome
  • Eu amo bíblia sagrada

Random Piece of Info
I have been to the ER 17 times.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Play basketball, soccer, tennis, football, golf, volleyball, run, chase the wind at Raven’s Run/ Jogar basquete, futebol, tênis, futebol, golfe, voleibol, correr, correr atrás do vento
  • I am the Brazilian chauffeur / Eu sou o motorista brasileiro :)
  • International chauffeur to and from the airport

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JENNA BREAM

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What do you do around CSF?

  • Donor Relations
  • Pre- & Post- Synergy Parties
  • Coordinate CSF groups
  • Lead a weekly Bible study

Hometown
Louisville, KY

Degree
BS in Integrated Strategic Communications, Minor in Business Management

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Go to one game for every major league sport
  • Visit every state and do touristy things
  • Travel the world
  • Backpack Europe
  • Lots of other things!

“Most Annoying” List

  • When people ask questions during movies
  • The fact that I can never remember what annoys me until it actually happens. Then I forget again.

Favorite Movies

  • You’ve Got Mail
  • All Harry Potters
  • The Proposal
  • The Batman Trilogy

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Mere Christianity – C. S. Lewis
  • Harry Potter Series – J. K. Rowling
  • Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers
  • Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
  • The Chronicles of Narnia – C. S. Lewis

Random Piece of Info
I never learned how to ride a bike and I’ve never been to Disney. Basically my parents deprived me of childhood.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Recreational Reading
  • Soccer
  • ZUMBA
  • Run
  • Laugh and make other people laugh

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JOSEF PLELI

CSF Staff | Josef PleliWhat do you do around CSF?
I help lead our Apologetics group where I help students learn to defend their faith in an intelligent and passionate way. I also help lead our Community Service team and occasionally take photos during our various events and parties.

Hometown
Erlanger, KY

Degree
BA in Architecture

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Skydive
  • Go to a Packers game at Lambeau Field
  • Visit the Shire set in New Zealand (I’m a little nervous that I might run into Dwight on his connecting flight to Mordor)
  • Go shark cage diving
  • Write a book

“Most Annoying” List

  • Bad drivers
  • Things that are poorly designed
  • Losing guitar picks

Favorite Movies

  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • The Last Samurai
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Star Wars (the original)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • The Prestige
  • V for Vendetta
  • The Grey

Favorite Books/Writers

  • J. R. R. Tolkien (Every one of his books. He’s a genius. Seriously.)
  • Donald Miller
  • Devil in the White City
  • Harry Potter

Random Piece of Info
I got stitches from stepping on a snow shovel and it coming up and hitting me in the forehead. Yeah… pretty much like you see in cartoons.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Playing all of my instruments (mainly guitar and banjo)
  • Disc golf
  • Pick-up games of basketball
  • Camping, caving and rock climbing
  • Hanging out with friends

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KAT TOWLES

CSF Staff | Kat TowlesWhat do you do around CSF?
Development, Parties, Interns

Hometown
Louisville

Degree
Social Work

What’s on your bucket list?
I love zoos so I want to visit all the zoos in the United States.

“Most Annoying” List
Nail files and people who smack their lips when they eat

Favorite Movies
Silver Linings Playbook, All things Pixar

Favorite Books/Writers
To Kill A Mockingbird, C. S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Random Piece of Info
I have a slightly outrageous love for french fries.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I love to laugh, hang with my family, thrift shopping, and go exploring.

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KEITH MCMUNN

CSF Staff | Keith McMunnWhat do you do around CSF?
I handle some financial things and help organize CSF Gameday and Synergy.

Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA

Degree
Accounting

What’s on your bucket list?
Visit each NHL arena and make a better bucket list.

“Most Annoying” List
The word “cookies” and “snacks.” Oh..and “crisps.”

Favorite Movies

  • Dumb and Dumber
  • The Other Guys
  • The Truman Show

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The Bible
  • Tim Keller (King’s Cross)
  • Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz)
  • Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons)
  • The Male-to-Female Dictionary
  • My High School Yearbook

Random Piece of Info
I brush my teeth with hot water and I can juggle pretty well.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I like playing hockey and (trying) to play basketball.

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LAUREN BOWMAN

CSF Staff | Lauren BowmanWhat do you do around CSF?
Community Service. High School Ministry. Writing/Editing. Librarian (a.k.a. The Page Master).

Hometown
Lawrenceburg, KY

Degree
B.A. in English with a minor in Linguistics

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Eat a corn dog with Julie Andrews on the Ellen DeGeneres show
  • Meet Pat Summitt
  • Write a best-selling novel

“Most Annoying” List

  • Dirty dishes left in the sink
  • Laundry left in the dryer for days
  • People who park right next to me in a nearly-deserted parking lot

Favorite Movies

  • Heavyweights
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Remember the Titans
  • Harry Potter
  • Dead Poets Society
  • The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Love Does by Bob Goff
  • The Tenant of Windfell Hall of Anne Bronte
  • Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Random Piece of Info
I once had a button collection that consisted of only one button.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I like to laugh, play basketball, sing Celine Dion at the top of my lungs, and hang out with my friends.

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LEEZA EWASHKO

CSF Staff | Leeza EwashkoWhat do you do around CSF?

  • Shift
  • Pancakes Team
  • Communications
  • High School Ministry

Hometown
West Chester, OH

Degree
Integrated Strategic Communications (Creative Advertising)

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Be the voice of a cartoon character
  • Live in another country
  • Visit Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Japan
  • Travel with no plans

“Most Annoying” List

  • Turn signal sound
  • Sound of windshield wipers on a dry windshield

Favorite Movies

  • Harry Potter
  • The Holiday
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Lord of the Rings

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Harry Potter
  • The Bible
  • All My Friends are Dead by Avery Monsen and Jory John

Random Piece of Info
I really want to be the voice of a cartoon character. It’s my main goal in life.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Running
  • Laughing
  • Soccer
  • Watching Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, or Modern Family

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MATT DAMPIER

CSF Staff | Matt DampierWhat do you do around CSF?
I get to teach CSF staff members and students about Jesus, which is awesome. I also consume an obscene amount of pancakes throughout the year.

Hometown
A booming metropolis… Alabaster, Alabama

Degree
Masters of Divinity from Asbury Seminary

What’s on your bucket list?
I used to want to do cool activities like “climb Mount Kilimanjaro” or “hike the Appalachian Trail” or just “ski double blacks.” But I’m older now (and a little chubbier)…so the bucket list changed. Now, I’d like to be a part of a movement that culminates in abortion ending, or just own a farm.

“Most Annoying” List
When people don’t want to turn right on red or brake at yellow. Getting a coke without any fizz. Calling coke/soda “pop”.

Favorite Movies
That one where it kept talking about dreams in dreams and then you left wondering if you had just dreamt it.

Favorite Books/Writers
The Screwtape Letters

Random Piece of Info
I once bicycled 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico but gained 20 pounds by eating McDonald’s everyday.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I get really jazzed about something for like 3 months and then just let it quickly burn out of my life.

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MELODY THOBURN

CSF Staff | Melody ThoburnWhat do you do around CSF?

  • Greek Life
  • After Synergy Meals
  • High school ministry
  • Women’s ministry

Hometown
Florence, KY

Degree
Culinary Arts

What’s on your bucket list?

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Go to South Africa- see the penguins there

“Most Annoying” List

  • Bullies
  • Blood
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Scary movies

Favorite Movies

  • The Sound of Music
  • Anastasia
  • The Goofy Movies
  • Iron Man/Mens

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Angels & Demons
  • James (via The Bible)
  • Harry Potter

Random Piece of Info
Had hiccups every day for 10 years

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Photography
  • Bike rides
  • Activities with friends
  • Vampire Diaries

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MICHAEL RUNDELL

CSF Staff | Michael RundellWhat do you do around CSF?

  • Pray for campus, for students, for friends
  • Think of ways to involve the campus fraternities and sororities in CSF and the kingdom of God
  • Raise money for the community by encouraging students to fast and donate lunch money ($5 Fast)
  • Organize opportunities for students to give back and serve this lovely city
  • Keep tally of how many people come to CSF events
  • Live and work to glorify and know Jesus better, and to help you glorify Him and know Him better too

Hometown
Crestwood, KY, Home of the Dragons (just outside of Louisville)

Degree
Secondary Education, someday I’ll be a high-school chemistry teacher

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Go to a World Cup to see the USA win
  • Cast a demon out of someone
  • Play for a minor league soccer team in Europe
  • Be a part of an underground church
  • Change lives with my faith, actions, and words on a daily basis

“Most Annoying” List

  • When people stack trash on trash cans that are already full
  • Obnoxious UK fans
  • When people use the word “itch” when they mean to say “scratch”
  • Obnoxious Man United fans

Favorite Movies

  • Another Earth
  • The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
  • Avatar
  • Inception
  • Lord of the Rings

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The Bible
  • Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow by OS Card
  • Reason for God by Keller
  • Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
  • Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver
  • Crazy Love by Chan
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower

Random Piece of Info
I pledged, initiated, and dropped a fraternity in my first semester at UK.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Cheering on the National Champion and Sugar Bowl Champion Louisville Cardinals
  • Playing soccer, indoor soccer, futsal, soccer tennis, etc.
  • Watching soccer (go Liverpool)
  • Going to the movies
  • Giving Michael Brown hugs
  • Praying for people
  • Having a fast metabolism

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NICOLAS SCOTT

CSF Staff | Nicolas ScottWhat do you do around CSF?
Groups! Lots and lots of groups! I deal with Apologetic groups (which deal with “Why Christianity?”), other book-centered groups, and groups of student disciples. I work with CSFU to bring sweet Podcasts to your ears. I also build shelves for people. Sometimes. Oh, and I make the coffee.

Hometown
Frankfort, KY (El Capital)

Degree
Philosophy

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Visit Athens, Paris, and Dublin
  • Kill a bear
  • Write a book (doesn’t need to be published)
  • Grow my own coffee beans
  • Not have all my hair fall out
  • Always have a beard

“Most Annoying” List

  • People who can’t drive a stick shift (jk…but seriously)
  • Having my face next to a brick wall (or any rough, scratchy surface)
  • UK parking
  • Backseat gamers
  • People who have Macs
  • People who don’t have Macs

Favorite Movies

  • Cinderella Man
  • The Fountain
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Name with no Name Trilogy
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Stand By Me
  • The Book of Eli
  • The Star Wars
  • The Lord of the Rings

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • The Rainmaker by John Grisham
  • Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce)
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Plato
  • Sartre (if I’m feeling a little edgy)

Random Piece of Info
I had a continual Nerf War with my roommates for two years. We even had an edict.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
Exploring philosophical quandaries. Building things. Burning things. Eating things.

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RICK FREEMAN

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What do you do around CSF?
I work primarily with curriculum development, writing the material that students work through in core group. I also lead a core group, get coffee and/or pizza with students, try my best to encourage folks, and try to stay warm in the winter.

Hometown
Owensboro, KY

Degree
I studied English Education here at the U of K.

What’s on your bucket list?
Become a dad. Three to four times. The kind of dad who falls asleep with their baby asleep on their chest while watching Space Jam. Also, write a book.

“Most Annoying” List

  • People not using their turn signal
  • People who take up more than one parking spot.
  • Maybe if I just stop traveling by car I won’t ever be annoyed again.

Favorite Movies

  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Most any movie about Godzilla
  • Plus any/every Wes Anderson or Christopher Nolan movie

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  • Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
  • A Confession by Leo Tolstoy
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Plus C. S. Lewis, Tim Keller, & Donald Miller

Random Piece of Info
I’m the third. Richard Franklin Freeman the Third. No, I’m not the King of England. And no, I’m not going to name my son the fourth. Sorry, Granddad.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
Sometimes I run, sometimes I eat pizza. I try to read every day (mental exercise). And in a few months, I’ll be hanging out at home with my awesome new wife. So that’ll be pretty cool.

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SAM COONS

CSF Staff | Sam CoonsWhat do you do around CSF?
Direct communications to and fro, Smash Bros. Ministry, CSF Group and Core Group planning, Play Ping Pong, Websites

Hometown
Crescent Springs, KY (the NKY)

Degree
Spanish and International Economics

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Go into space, walk on the moon
  • Own a hot air balloon (and know how to fly it)
  • See the Aurora Borealis
  • Get my falconry license
  • Survive the zombie apocalypse

“Most Annoying” List

  • Text message lingo (“u” instead of “you”, “r” instead of “are”, etc.)
  • People that can’t pronounce (and/or hear) the difference between the words “pen” and “pin”
  • People that clap at the end of a fireworks show
  • My cat Boba Fett crawling on my face at 4am.

Favorite Movies

  • Star Wars (all of them)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The Fountain
  • Pretty much any zombie movie or Pixar movie
  • Lots of other movies (I love movies lots and lots)

Favorite Books/Writers

  • C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce)
  • Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five, Bluebeard, Breakfast of Champions)

Random Piece of Info
For a long while my favorite food was popcorn. I would always eat at least one bag of popcorn every day. Sometimes two.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Watching movies and playing video games
  • Going to UK Hockey games
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Disc Golf

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SEAN MELONEY

Sean Meloney hails from Lansing MI via Owensboro, KY. At UK, she majored in giving campus tours with a minor in Community Development. Here at CSF, she works in financial and culinary development, hopefully culminating in the addition of an industrial kitchen.

Meloney dreams of one day summiting Mt. Rainer and writing something worth reading. Charles Dickens and Dietrich Bonhoeffer are some of her biggest sources of inspiration. When not at CSF, she can be found sleeping. Her only annoyance is with those easily annoyed.

STACEY JOHNSON

CSF Staff | Stacey JohnsonWhat do you do around CSF?

  • SHIFT for freshmen!
  • Partayyyyyys!
  • Staff Discipleship/care – Fill up to pour out!

Hometown
Burlington, KY

Degree
Major: Community Communications and Leadership Development – emphasis in Public Service and Leadership. Minor: Communications

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Go skydiving
  • Learn how to surf
  • Run a marathon
  • See a panda live
  • Adopt a child
  • Sit courtside at a Miami Heat game (I want to see LeBron James & D. Wade play)
  • Put a lock on the Love Lock Bridge in Paris

“Most Annoying” List

  • Touching my food
  • Unnecessary loud noises

Favorite Movies

  • The Proposal
  • Cinderella Man

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Tim Keller
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Oswald Chambers
  • Beth Moore

Random Piece of Info
I love art and crafts. I am Gluten Free and Lactose Intolerant. When I eat french fries I eat everything except for the end that I touch. I get way too excited about coffee, I genuinely enjoy running and my favorite animal is the panda!

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • The gym… literally
  • Work at a nursery with little babies
  • Do crafts :)

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STOREY MORRIS

CSF Staff | Storey MorrisWhat do you do around CSF?
I am one of the Intern Directors, Pancakes Director, and International Director.

Hometown
Tyler, TX

Degree
Community Communications and Leadership Development

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Go skydiving
  • Jump off the platform at the University of Kentucky pool

“Most Annoying” List

  • Sand in my flip-flops
  • Close talkers
  • Slow talkers

Favorite Movies

  • Remember the Titans
  • The Proposal
  • Hot Rod
  • The Help
  • The Emperor’s New Groove

Favorite Books/Writers

  • Redeeming Love
  • The Bible
  • The Hunger Games
  • My Utmost for His Highest

Random Piece of Info
I love pockets! I have 3 wonderful sisters! And sometimes people think I don’t know how to tie my shoes correctly?

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
I love to swim and laugh!

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WES BENNINGER

CSF Staff | Wes BenningerWhat do you do around CSF?
“It’s all about the Benjamins” -Puff Daddy. Do I agree with Puff…no. A lot more to life and my job than money. One key part of my job is helping the much needed resources for CSF come in. Take lots of prayer and keeping people in the loop about what God’s doing on campus.

I also help show my 34 co-workers how they can best get the resources they need to stay on campus. Because they, like me raise and trust God for their salaries.

Hometown
Born and raised in the Bluegrass. Louisville, KY

Degree
B.A. in Psychology w/a minor in Communications

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Fly on Air Force One
  • See my daughter accept Jesus. She’s 3 months old now. Might be a bit before she understands.
  • Go heli boarding
  • Go to New York City
  • Ride along in a fighter jet

“Most Annoying” List

  • Terrorists
  • Low battery
  • Neighborhood kitties that poop in my backyard. I usually step in it.
  • Dust. It never stops trespassing on all my dressers and books I’ve never read.
  • GPS error

Favorite Movies

  • Inception – Your mind is the scene of the crime
  • Happy Gilmore – “Happy look owwwta!” – Virginia Bennett
  • Dumb and Dumber. Have you seen it recently? It hasn’t lost any humor?

Favorite Books/Writers

  • I’ve read more pages in the Bible than any other book and have memorized more quotes too.
  • I like each book in C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, even the ones most people don’t like.
  • I’m not a huge reader. I stick more to podcasts to keep thinking. I start reading a book and ten minutes later I start wondering what else I could be doing or why I’m isolating myself.

Random Piece of Info
I’m tech savvy but resist new social medias when they’re introduced. Takes me a while to buy in.

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?

  • Play tennis
  • Find something I’ve half-way heard of to watch on Netflix Instant
  • Pretend to be a handyman at my house
  • Pick up games of basketball

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ZACH MOTES

CSF Staff | Zach MotesWhat do you do around CSF?
I’m a part of Freshman ministry called SHIFT in which I connect incoming freshmen with CSF and help them to understand their identity in Christ. I work with a team that plans our weekly worship service called SYNERGY and I work as a creative for the video team.

Hometown
Louisville, KY

Degree
Psychology and Spanish

What’s on your bucket list?

  • Drag racing
  • Backpacking across Europe
  • Writing and publishing a book
  • Recording and mastering an album

“Most Annoying” List

  • Snoring
  • Windowless rooms
  • Low-riders

Favorite Movies

  • Good Will Hunting
  • Donnie Darko
  • Stomp the Yard

Favorite Books/Writers

  • The Gift of Being Yourself by David Benner
  • El hombre de la cruz verde by Segundo Serrano Poncela
  • Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Random Piece of Info
I wrote a 40 page dissertation in Spanish and I recorded a one-track EP called “Plug in Your Headphones”

How do you burn calories when you are not at CSF?
Tae-bo with Billy Blanks, wall-ball & jumping jacks

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