Emily Dodson

Gary Durbin

I grew up in mid-Ohio in a small town where everyone knows one another. It was nice to be known, but I had no idea that God knew me and that He wanted me to know Him too. My senior year of High School, I attended a local church youth event and that is where I heard the Gospel and began to understand just how much God loves me; so much that He sent Jesus to die for me. That night, I began my relationship with God and experienced a security in being fully known & unconditionally loved.  After High School, I set off for college at Kent State and God used the ministry of Cru to help me learn what it means to be a Christian and how to live out my faith. I met my husband, Justin in 2002 at Kent State and after graduation, we both served on staff with Cru at KSU for many years. Justin and I are blessed to have two daughters, Stella (2010) & Margot (2012).  Throughout my years in ministry, I have felt so privileged to be used by God to help others know Him, grow in Him and live for Him. I enjoy coffee, good donuts, Little Debbie snacks, quality ink pens & office supplies, and of course cheering for my girls in all their extra curricular activities.