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Andy BallardSystems Support Specialist
Andy graduated magna cum laude from Samford University with a major in Religion and a minor in Ancient Greek. He went on to complete a Master of Divinity degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After marrying his beloved Lauren, they moved to Atlanta where Lauren completed master's degrees in marriage therapy and theology. While in Atlanta, Andy worked for the Atlanta Police and Fire Departments as a Computer Aided Dispatch operator. After applying to doctoral programs, Andy was accepted to Fordham University, and completed a PhD in Christianity in Antiquity, focusing on the Apostle Paul's use of "mystery" in 1-2 Corinthians. Andy has a passion for the Information Technology world, and has been involved in IT training and support for many years.
Andy began working with Christian Union in 2016. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Alabama and have two beautiful girls, Abigail and Caroline.
Tom Campisi Managing Editor
A veteran of 20 years in the newspaper and publishing industry, Tom began writing as a “stringer” for the Trenton Times while attending The College of New Jersey. After graduation, he worked as the sports editor of the Hopewell Valley News and as a reporter and special section manager at the Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper.
In 1994, sensing the call of the Lord, Tom left the Star-Ledger and spent a year in the advertising department at Christian radio station WWDJ before becoming the publisher of the·Tri-State Voice, a monthly Christian newspaper that covers Metro New York City. In the spring of 2007, after writing two different articles concerning the spiritual history of Princeton University, Tom again sensed the Lord’s will, “expanded his tent pegs,” and joined Christian Union. Tom and his wife Christen reside in Oakland, New Jersey, and are the proud parents of two children, Victoria and Matthew.
Vickie joined Christian Union in 2017 to support the VP of Operations and the team in Princeton. She brings to Christian Union more than nine years of administrative experience at Star 99.1 FM, a Christian radio station in the New York metropolitan area. Prior to that, she volunteered at various organizations and Bible studies in the Princeton area in leadership roles,·all while performing her duties as a Domestic Engineer for 17 years.
Vickie grew up in Maryland and earned a BS in business and finance from Mount St. Mary's University. In 1985, she moved to New Jersey to be near her college sweetheart, John, whom she married in 1989. Vickie and John live in Princeton and have three wonderful children, Jimmy, Marykate, and Joe.
Jill studied hospitality and stewardship while earning her Masters in Applied Theology at the University of Oxford, Regents Park. She also received BA in Biblical and Theological Studies and a BS in Business Administration, both from Nyack College. At her church, Jill is on the preaching team, leads ladies Bible studies, teaches kids church, and participates in prayer ministry. She is an active member of several local civic associations and thoroughly enjoys sweet fellowship.
Jill and her husband, Andrew, live in the New York Hudson Valley. They enjoy traveling and cooking together whenever they can; or at the very least, watching traveling and cooking shows.
Staff Writer for CU: The Magazine
In 2007, Catherine Elvy joined Christian Union, shortly before the birth of her oldest son, as a staff writer for The Ivy League Christian Observer, now Christian Union: The Magazine. Since then, she has enjoyed sharing the fascinating ventures and far-reaching influence of both emerging leaders and established alumni from the nation’s top tier of universities.
Earlier, she spent a decade in Florida’s newspaper scene, where she covered a wealth of business, government and legal news, especially tied to economic development and retail trends. As well, she enthusiastically devoted four years to teaching at one of North Carolina’s largest high schools, where she also oversaw award-winning publications and was active in regional and national scholastic journalism organizations.
When she is not writing or researching articles for Christian Union, the Central New Jerseymother is juggling myriad activities for her decidedly energetic, inquisitive sons. They especially enjoy fun-filled, outdoorsy and educational excursions.
Leslie Baier Muscolo
Leslie joined Christian Union in the beginning of 2013 out of a desire to serve in Christian ministry and currently supports Operations and Christian Union Universities. Led to Christ in her freshman year of college, Leslie has a special affinity for campus ministry.
Receiving a degree in Social Sciences and the Visual Arts from SUNY Purchase in Westchester, NY, Leslie has had a variety of work experience ranging from photography gigs, newspaper and magazine ad layout, leading children’s music and play programs, account executive/photo research work in NYC, and managing a portrait studio. Outside of Christian Union, Leslie keeps herself busy with her photography and floor plan business which she founded in 2008. Her husband, Patrick, joined the business in 2015 and can often teams up with her on home shoots, measuring and drawing the home’s layout.
In her free time, Leslie teaches in the children’s ministry in her church and enjoys walking or running along the canal, enjoying a mochaccino while listening to local music groups, and working in her garden. She can occasionally be found on the basketball court shooting hoops.
David grew up in Southeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Marketing. David served with Campus Crusade for Christ for four years, first working in their development office, in major gifts, and then as Director of Development Services. Subsequently, David earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern University. He has worked in the technology sector for EDS in quality assurance and as a marketing manager for Covad Communications.
Dave joined Christian Union in 2008. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in the Philadelphia area with their three school age sons.
Greg RayDirector of Strategic Initiatives
Throughout his career, Greg has performed leadership roles in a range of business endeavors and organizations that helped equip him for the work at Christian Union.
After a 21-year career as an officer in the U.S. Navy, he and his family sold everything to serve as missionaries to refugees in the Middle East and Europe. He launched several business initiative aimed at catalyzing economic, social, and gospel transformation in refugee communities.
He is an ordained pastor and holds bachelor degrees in life science and agriculture, as well as master degrees in theology and applied physics from Texas A&M University, Liberty Theological Seminary, and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
Greg and his wife Kari knew each other for two weeks before getting married…that was 24 years ago! They have three grown daughters, and together as a family have lived in 25 homes across 9 U.S. states and 4 foreign countries.
Becky SpeerAdministrative Assistant to the VP of Christian Union Universities
Mike & Becky currently reside in Murfreesboro, TN where they attend The Experience Community Church. Becky earned a BA in Christian Education at Piedmont Baptist University in Winston Salem, NC. She has served for 21 years as an administrative assistant in her local church. Her passion is to support Kingdom leaders so they can effectively do the ministry to which God has called them.
She is married to her college sweetheart Mike from 1985 & they have an adult son Michael. In her free time, one will find Becky with her family and their 2 mini shiatzus: Peaches and Beans.
Pam TraegerPartnership Grant Administrator
Pam administers the Christian Union Partnership Grant Program. She was born, raised, and employed in England before moving to the United States when her family was young. When not working at Christian Union, she can be found either creating lampshades for 'luxury custom lampshades,' a business she founded and has successfully run for two decades, or working in her garden. Pam has three grown children and six grandchildren.
Helene UlrichOffice Manager
Helene grew up in Edison, New Jersey. She taught high school for ten years and then went to work for AT&T in a variety of capacities, including Programmer, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, and Quality Manager.
After twenty years in the telecommunications industry, she joined Christian Union in 2003. She has two daughters, Elaina and Anne.
Pamela YiDirector of Finance
Pamela was born and raised in Minnesota. She attended The University of Pennsylvania and earned a BS in Finance and Information Systems. Pam spent 17 years working at various companies including Citigroup, AIG, and Merrill Lynch. Most recently, she was an investor relations professional at Viacom.
Pamela lives in Queens, New York with her husband, Wayne, and her three children.