Marie Nilson


Boston Campus Ministry


During my first week of freshmen year at the University of Alabama, two of my sorority sisters invited me to go to an event called "Bama Cru". I hesitantly said yes, hoping my attendance would spark friendships with these girls. But God had far greater plans for me than an invitation to go to a weekly meeting. It was the weekly meetings and the investment of the Cru staff team that I learned God wanted to invite me into relationship with Himself. After two years of listening, learning, and understanding who Jesus is, I surrendered my life to Him.

Not only did God use Cru to introduce me to Jesus but God used this time in college to teach me what it means to follow Jesus. My five years at Alabama were an incredible time of growth and learning. God used Cru to bring me closer to Him and helped me to grow in my faith.

After graduation, I felt the Lord calling me into full-time ministry with Cru.  I wanted to do for students what had been done for me: Namely, to win students to Christ, build them up in their faith, and send them out to reach other's for Christ.

I am deeply passionate about introducing young people to Jesus, and teaching them how to live their entire lives on mission - to see others come to know Jesus, and to help other believers participate in what God is doing, around the world. 

I dream of seeing college students graduate and instead of chasing success, money, or comfort, work with passion to see God's love brought to their families, their neighborhoods, their jobs, and the world. 

Will you join with me?

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