After being the National Executive Director of Epic Movement (the Asian American ministry of Cru) for 8 years, in July of 2023, the Lord called Margaret Yu to stepped away from Full Time Collegiate Ministry and into a more focused role and ministry to her aging and ailing parents. However, Margaret currently serves as an Affiliate Staff of Cru, serving along the People and Culture Team of Epic Movement. She serves on projects and programs promoting staff development and leadership development for Epic staff and students.
Here is a brief summary of the various assignments that Margaret has had since 1985 with Cru Campus Ministry.
Since 1985, she has served on the campuses of Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee, Univ. of CA in Irvine, Univ. of California in Berkeley, and various colleges in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. God has called her to various places in missions as well; she has been to Manila, Hong Kong, East Asia, the Former Soviet Union, and Mexico City. Starting 1986, she served as a local campus director for various campuses until 1996. From 1996 to 2,004, Margaret served as a Regional Director in the Campus Ministry in the region of the Pacific Southwest (Arizona, Hawaii and California campuses).
In 2004, God called Margaret to resign from the travels and the demands of the regional director role to become a full time legal guardian to her special needs nephew, Kevin. From 2004 to 2007, Margaret served as an HR specialist in the region as she transitioned into being a single guardian parent. Kevin has been living with Margaret since then and is progressing well in his independence.
In 2007, the National Director of the Epic Movement challenged Margaret to be the Epic National Director of Leadership Development and HR for Epic, a focused campus ministry reaching out to the 1 million plus Asian American students in the USA. In a span of 2 plus years, the National Epic Movement has grown from 22 to 70 staff/interns and is now on over 37 campuses across the nation. She went on to serve in that capacity until 2014.
From 2014-2015, she took a year of studies and finished her Master's Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary.
From 2015 to 2023, Margaret served as the National Executive Director of Epic. Epic Movement now has over 90 staff and on 50 campuses across the nation and one overseas team in East Asia. Epic Movement is a ministry that is growing to not just reach the 1.7 million Asian Americans but also a ministry through Asian American students. Epic seeks to reach the 60 million college students from around the world.
No matter what various roles that she has held, Margaret's passions are character and leadership development. Her desires are to see God raise up the next generation of Asian American students and staff who will impact their campuses, communities and the world. God is doing something wonderful via the National Epic Movement.
Margaret invites you to be a part of her team via prayer or financial giving as the Lord leads.