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Christian Union Faculty

Christian Union's role is to resource students at Princeton by offering mentoring, discipleship and leadership training. Meet the Christian Union faculty team below that works with Princeton students. If you are a current or prospective student, or have a question about Christian Union's work at Princeton, please contact our ministry faculty there via email at CUNova@ChristianUnion.org

Christopher Heslep

Christian Union Ministry Director at Princeton

Christopher was born and raised in West Virginia where he attended West Virginia University and earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology. Upon graduating, he moved to Denton, Texas, where he has primarily resided. During his time in Texas, Christopher met his wife Ashley and has been a math & science teacher, a high school principal, and a residence hall director for the University of North Texas. Christopher earned his Master of Theology with a focus in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Doctorate of Educational Ministry from DTS as well. Christopher has also served a three-year stint as an associate pastor at the Grant Evangelical Free Church in Grant, Nebraska.

Christopher and Ashley have two sons, Stedman Phineas and Pax Christopher.

Jayne Babij

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Princeton

Jayne attended Rutgers University and earned a BA in psychology and The Masters University earning a Masters of Arts in counseling. She has worked as a teacher, school counselor, principal and biblical counselor. However, her real passion lies in the area of counseling. In her spare time Jayne loves to travel and cook and enjoys drinking coffee and tea while reading a good book.

Jayne and her husband Joe have four children.

Cam Garven

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Princeton
 

Cam was born and raise outside of Niagara Falls, New York. Cam most recently taught at Cairn University School of Divinity and was on the Pastoral staff of Living Hope in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.


He is a graduate of Cairn University with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies and pastoral ministries, and he holds a masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He also has a doctorate in leadership and spiritual formation from George Fox University, Portland Oregon. He is ordained in the Evangelical Free Church.

Cam has served with Corporate Chaplains of America and taught Bible at Plumstead Christian School. 

He was also on staff with Riverstone Church in Yardley, Pennsylvania for 24 years and has served on over 40 short-term missions trips in 5 continents. He has served on two camp boards, Sandy Cove and Camp Orchard Hill. Cam has taught at Uganda Christina University, Ravencrest Torchbearers Centre in Colorado, ALARM’s pastor’s conference in Rwanda and Word of Life Bible Insitute in Hungary. He hopes to train, coach and mentor students in servant living and leadership.


He is a husband and father of four grown children and lives with his wife, Mary in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Ashlyn Gibbs

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Princeton
 

Ashlyn was raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication/Public Relations, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). While not growing up in a Christian home, Ashlyn spent the majority of her life fairly opposed to Christianity until her first year of graduate school when she ordered a Bible online. She developed a deep passion for God’s Word and discipling young women to pursue a life unto Jesus Christ.

 

During undergraduate and graduate school, Ashlyn worked for the Provost of her university. After graduation, she began work as a full-time counselor. Before joining Christian Union, Ashlyn served on staff at Summit Church in Southwest Florida directing assimilation and volunteers, overseeing weekend services and group life, and leading women’s groups and discipleship. She also taught classes in the Department of Integrated Studies at FGCU.

 

In her spare time, Ashlyn loves to read, write, hang out in coffee shops, attend live music and sporting events, share the hope of Christ with anyone who will listen, and live a life in light of eternity. 

Qwynn Gross

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Princeton

D. Qwynn Gross began a vibrant relationship with God after a missionary trip to Toluca, Mexico, in 1986. She has worked in various administrative ministerial roles and has provided leadership to several areas of ministry including worship, small groups, and intercessory prayer. Qwynn is the co-founder of Hope Cathedral in Jackson, New Jersey. 

She is known as an inspiring and practical teacher and has created several resources as well as authored books on spiritual devotion: A Pattern for Prayer, A Guide to Consecrated Living, and Teach Me To Pray. She is a conference host and a sought-after speaker at women's conferences, workshops and retreats. A graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Qwynn is married to Trevón, the lead pastor of Hope Cathedral. The two have three children: Trevón, Jr., Dianna, and Sarah.

Kori Porter

Christian Union Ministry Fellow at Princeton

Kori was raised in Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi. There she studied Public Policy, Sociology, and Religion to earn a BA in Liberal Studies. Kori is currently seeking an MA degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. She joined the faculty of Christian Union at Princeton in 2016 after serving two years as assistant campus ministry director at University Reformed Church.

Ryan Reed

Christian Union Teaching Fellow at Princeton

Ryan Reed was born in California. At the age of eleven, he moved with his family to Ottawa, Canada, where he lived until he moved to college. Ryan earned his BA in historical theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. After completing his degree at Moody, Ryan went on to obtain his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. While in seminary, Ryan served on the staff of two churches—the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa and Addison Street Community Church in Chicago.

Most recently, Ryan has completed his PhD in theology from the University of Toronto (Knox College). Ryan’s doctoral research focused on John Calvin’s theological ethics. While a doctoral student, Ryan was involved in helping two newly formed church plants. Ryan has also served as a professor for Moody Bible Institute.

In his free time, Ryan likes to spend time with his wife, Jenny, to read, to workout and run, and to play and watch sports. Ryan and Jenny have one child, Jonathan.