Darin and Barat Travis
Darin and Barat love being in college ministry. They both became Christians their junior year of college and have been on staff for 14 and 11 years respectively. They have 5 kids: Abby, Lexi, Grace, and Drew, and Hannah. Darin likes using his engineering background to figure out how to express the Gospel in relevant ways to the lost. Barat excels at counseling women in the truth of who Christ is and what He wants to do in their lives. In their free time, (what little they have when not caring for four kids) Darin can usually be found renovating some part of their house. Barat enjoys reading and is currently learning to sew.
Ali is a graduate of LSU and has been on staff with Cru for over a decade. She loves people and hearing their stories and seeing God weave a far greater story. Some of her passions include her yellow lab-Beignet, south Louisiana, her LSU Tigers, seeing women take their next step in their faith journey, and having deep convos about what God is teaching you. Ali is known to make a mean gumbo and enjoys teaching others how to cook gumbo. Afterall, if you are living in Louisiana, you need to know how to cook gumbo! Every Saturday in the fall, Ali can be found watching ESPN’s College Game Day and every SEC game that is on TV. She is a southern girl through and through and an SEC girl all the way!
Caitlin graduated from LSU in 2009 and while she was a student there her heart grew for other students to hear the Gospel. Because of that, she served with Cru for 2 years in an internship role right after graduation. Then, in the summer of 2011, she joined staff full time and is back at LSU to continue to tell students about Jesus. She loves spending time with old and new friends especially over a cup of coffee. She’s also a sucker for food blogs and loves trying new things. Reading, cooking, and busting out into song are a few of the things you’ll catch her doing.
Brett and Kim both graduated from Texas Tech University, where they met, fell in love, and saw their own lives change – all through the Cru ministry there! After interning with Cru at Texas Tech, they joined staff full-time in Summer 2011. Brett is a sports fanatic – with football and basketball taking high priority. He is passionate about building people up in their walk with God so that they can become leaders and do the same. Kim likes to read and hang out with friends. She truly enjoys seeing people grow in their walk with God and take steps of faith. Together they enjoy playing card games, Scrabble, baking, and hanging out at Barnes and Noble. They are excited about sharing the good news of Christ with college students at LSU!
Luke graduated from LSU in December of 2011. He majored in General Business and Minored in Leadership Development and Football Watching. He got involved with CRU his sophomore year and had the privilege of going on the Bologna, Italy Summer Project twice. After graduation, he joined staff with CRU and is excited to work with students at LSU and share the great things that God has in store for them! He is an alumni of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and believes there is nothing better than a Saturday Night in Death Valley! Luke loves being around people as well as playing golf, tennis, and will use any excuse to fire up the grill!