meet the staff
Bobby & Jody Barbour
Bobby and Jody were married in 2011 and have a son, Jack, who was born July 4, 2012. They’ve worked with Cru since 2005. Jody loves all things girly, especially painting nails and fondue parties. Bobby spends his time following Reds baseball and Bengals football. They both enjoy being active outdoors and watching reruns of “Home Improvement.”
Kim has been on staff with Cru since 2004. She is from suburban Chicago and graduated from Illinois State with a degree in elementary education. She loves watching the Cubs win, Germany, good conversation, seeing God change lives, meeting new people, and traveling around the world. She loves working with the students and staff of Indy Metro Cru!
Jeff & Susie Daratony
Jeff and Susie have two daughters, Danielle (17) and Braya (12). They live in the Butler Cru house which is constantly active with students and different events. They’ve been on staff since 1986 and 1988, respectively. Jeff graduated from Central Michigan University in Finance and Economics. Susie graduated from Moody Bible Institute with Communications and Broadcasting. They also direct the ministry of Indy City Focus which works with alumni, graduates and local leaders here in Indianapolis. Jeff loves disc golf, golf, racquetball and basketball. Susie loves being with her family, movies, playing games, and visiting different places. Danielle loves to sing and do photography. Braya loves telling jokes, doing impersonations, playing and drama.
Kelly has worked with CRU since 1996. She graduated from Indiana University where she was a Gamma Phi Beta. She loves the outdoors, movies and coffee shops even though she hates coffee. She is also always up for a good competition. Kelly has two active boys named Alex and Jensen. Alex wants to be an inventor when he grows up and Jensen wants to be a drummer and a basketball player.
Amanda has been on staff since 2008, with her first 2 years being in Berlin, Germany. She graduated with a degree in graphic design from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Alongside her time with students in Indy, she gets to use her love for art and design at Cru’s regional headquarters where she is a part of the media and design team. She loves running, photography, good coffee and books, and learning new cultures and cities.
Emily has been with Cru since 2010. She moved to South Asia for a year then came back to marry her high school sweetheart and work in Indy. She graduated from Ohio University where she was a Sigma Kappa. She loves anything that has to do with Chicago (city/deep dish pizza/Cubs). She loves to travel and learn about different cultures from around the world.
Kent & Sharon Livingston
Kent and Sharon recently joined the Indy Metro Team as interns this year. Kent is originally from North Platte, Nebraska, and Sharon is from Elgin, Illinois. Both alumni of Butler University, they are excited to be returning to campus to do ministry with the Indy Metro Team and be a part of both introducing and growing students to the gospel. Kent and Sharon have a true love for their home city of Indianapolis, enjoying local specialties such as the dollar theater on E. Washington, discovering new Indy-original restaurants and finding non-metered parking spots downtown.
Mike has been on staff with Cru since 2003. He graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Illinois. He has spent his time on staff working in East Asia, South Asia and Cincinnati. He enjoys watching or playing any sport, traveling and he is a wannabe history and movie buff. He is learning to play the harmonica and he just got his first motorcycle.