The excitement was palpable. The competition for Financial Services Group’s Team of the Year had been narrowed down to three teams. The envelope was opened and, for the second year in a row, the Ministry Finance Team won! Let me introduce my team:
Steve Elliott—has served thirty years with Cru. He focuses on the finances of Inner City, a ministry to the urban poor, and City, a ministry to the rest of the city.
Angela Aldridge—has served thirteen years with Cru. She focuses on the finances of Cru Military and the International Leadership Foundation, which develops leaders of integrity around the world.
Eric Rardin—has served five years with Cru. He is part of a Cru HQ leadership development program this year and helps Steve Elliott.
Eric Ogle—has served ten years with Cru. He is part of a Cru HQ leadership development program this year and helps Nate.
Lauren Burke—has served one year with Cru. She focuses on the finances of the Campus Ministry, Lifelines, an outdoor leadership development ministry, and Athletes in Action, a ministry to college and professional athletes.
Russ Martin—has served twenty-three years with Cru . He focuses on the finances of the International School Project, which helps teachers train students in morality and ethics.
Mike Silva—has served five years with Cru. He leads the team and focuses on the finances of FamilyLife, which strengthens marriages and families.
Jason Lara—has served five years with Cru. He focuses on the finances of the Josh McDowell Ministry, which provides apologetics and combats pornography.
Nate Miller (me)—has served twenty-three years with Cru. Half of my time I focus on the finances of GAiN, the humanitarian aid arm of Cru. GAiN partners with local churches to provide clean water, vision clinics, seed packets and critical aid to open doors for gospel conversations. The other half of my time is focused on improving financial processes for all of Cru.