Welcome to Cru!


We desire to be a caring community for Walt Disney World interns that’s passionate about finding the ultimate life in Jesus Christ, and forever changing the world around us. We're part of the worldwide ministry of Cru, and we're here to help WDW interns connect in community, serve interns' needs, and be a resource to explore and grow in a relationship with God.


Whether it's at our weekly Cru Night, Bible Study Groups, or many other events and opportunities, feel free to watch, explore, or jump in and be part of what we’re about!

GET TO KNOW THE STAFF

  • KEVIN DENNIS

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    Kevin graduated from the University of Colorado and has been on staff with Cru in Spain, Colorado, and now WDW. On the College Program, Kevin worked in Tomorrowland Attractions and Magic Kingdom Guest Relations. He's now married to his beautiful wife, Lindsey, and loves the sun, fun, and the international culture of living in Orlando!

  • LINDSEY DENNIS

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    Lindsey graduated from Miami of Ohio University and before WDW, was on staff with Cru in the Netherlands, Macedonia, and Ohio. Lindsey loves the international flavor of what God is doing at WDW. She enjoys being married to the man of her dreams, Kevin, and loves playing with friends at the parks, in the sun, at the beach!

  • CHAD WILLARD

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    Chad graduated from Penn State University and is now full time staff with Cru at WDW. He has worked at Walt Disney World over the past 5 years in various roles (his favorite of which has been Parades & Entertainment) and has completed two Disney College Programs. Chad loves movies, running, and ice cream.

  • JANA GAUTHIER

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    Jana graduated from the University of Central Florida and is now working full time with Cru at WDW. While in college, she worked part time and seasonally dancing in some of the shows and parades at Disney. Jana loves staying active, watching sitcoms, and eating ice cream!

  • LINDLEY O'BRIEN

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    Lindley graduated from Appalachian State University and is now interning with Cru at WDW. Last year she interned on the Digital Marketing team at Cru Headquarters while volunteering her time with Cru at WDW. She loves hanging out with friends, photography and finding the next best restaurant at Disney!

  • Jonathan Engebretsen

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    I graduated from Dickinson State University, in the barren, cold winter-land known as North Dakota.  I have been on staff with Cru for 10 years, at both Dickinson State University and, for the last four year, out at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.  I'm currently part time with Cru here at Disney and am also pursuing my Master's of Divinity at a seminary here in Orlando.  I love frisbee golf, volleyball, swing dancing, and...my guilty pleasure right now is Pokemon Go. 



  • Doug Dyksen

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    Doug graduated from Ball State University and has been on staff with Cru for over 14 years serving in the country of Macedonia for two years, at Indiana University for 10 years, and at Cru headquarters for the past two years. Currently he is serving on the Cru at WDW team one day a week helping with partnership coordination. The rest of his week is spent working on the U.S. Mobilization team at headquarters. He is married to the beautiful Rene and they have two daughters. They love spending time as a family at WDW, at the beach and enjoying God's creative design in nature!


WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe in the person of Jesus Christ and in his death and resurrection. We believe God created us to be in relatioship with Him and to reflect His glory. However, because of our sin (our imperfection), we were separated from God and His perfect standard. God, in response, sent His son Jesus to live on this earth perfectly and to die in our place. Our sin earned us the penalty of death (separation from God for eternity) but Jesus' death on the cross was to pay that penalty for us. Now, we can, through receiving and trusting in Jesus, have a relationship with our living God and know that we will be with Him for eternity. 


Want to know more? Check out Cru's official Statement of Faith.