Cru at MIT exists is a Christ-centered community that engages the entire campus with the Gospel of Jesus Christ both in word and in deed to see students lives transformed for a lifetime.


Cru is a community of students who are seeking to know and follow God and love one another. We are explorers - people who think about life, about faith and hope. We value caring for one another and learning and growing together. Some of us are seekers, some of us are skeptics, and some are believers - all journeying together to figure out life and God. Wherever you are at with God know that you are welcome here.     

Many of us have found that Jesus is pretty cool and that He has truly changed our lives. Even in the midst of a highly scientific community like MIT we have found that God is real and that faith in Jesus Christ is intellectually viable. So for these reasons we have a passion to get to know Him and help others know Him. You'll find that many of us talk openly about our faith and love to engage in conversation about Jesus.  


MIT Cru Vision

Our hope is that every student at MIT would have the chance to hear and experience the good news of Jesus Christ.  

We want to be a community where people can DISCOVER Jesus - bring your questions, bring your doubts, find out what it means to follow Jesus.  

We want to be a community where people can GROW in their faith - learn from the Bible, become the kind of people God wants us to be, pray together, overcome hurts and struggles and sin in our life, develop as a leader, learn to love and serve others better.  

We want to be a community of people who GO - go into the world to bring the hope of Jesus, to make a difference, to be reconcilers, to be life-givers, help others discover Jesus and grow in their faith. 

Our Connection To Cru Boston

Cru is found on campuses across the greater Boston area helping to serve nearly 900 students on 23 different campuses. This network of campus movements adds so much to our experience at MIT. To learn more about what Cru is doing across Boston from Citywide events, retreats, ministry resources, and global opportunities, check out

To go even further, Cru is found on campuses all over the country and the world.  Check out

Want to know more about our core beliefs? check out the Cru Statement of Faith

Meet Our Servant Team Leaders


Mitch Turley


Marc Samland
Graduate Student, 2018

Victoria Spiegel


Richard Ibekwe


Meet our Cru Staff

Chris Swanson

Kim Swanson

Chris Lawson

Bekah Thompson

Cenia Tupaj

Meagan Moran

Laura Collins

Ellen Schumacher