Agape

Malisa Ellis

Ellis

Malisa has worked with CRU/Agape for the past 13 years in various locations, including Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Northwest part of the United States. Six years ago, Brian Ellis, her now husband, proposed and she moved to Boston to work alongside him in CRU. Malisa is currently on the leadership team for the CRU Boston City team, giving leadership to the CRU movements at Northeastern, Boston University, and the Colleges of the Fenway. Brian and Malisa have two daughters.

Agape (CRU) Affiliate | malisa.ellis@cru.org

Sarah Godwin

Godwin

Sarah graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Computer Science. Upon graduation, she spent two years in East Asia studying the language and culture while engaging and journeying spiritually with the students around her. God worked through her time overseas to deepen her relationship with Him through Jesus while opening her eyes to the world, giving her a better understanding of different faith backgrounds and cultural contexts. Since 2009, Sarah has served in Boston with Bridges International, a ministry of CRU/Agape that aims to specifically serve international students studying in the U.S. Sarah loves cities, watching college football, cooking, reading, running, traveling, and laughing.

Agape (CRU) Spiritual Affiliate | sarah.godwin@cru.org

Catholic Center

Fr. Paul Helfrich, BH

Godwin

Pastoral Staff, Chaplain
Catholic Center, Affiliate

Brita Vitello

Godwin

Pastoral Staff, Women’s Ministry
Catholic Center, Affiliate

Br. Jason Zink

Godwin

Pastoral Staff, Programs & Development
Catholic Center, Affiliate

Br. Logan Murray

Godwin

Pastoral Staff, Outreach & Religious Education
Catholic Center, Affiliate

Hillel

Gilad Skolnick

Godwin

Gilad received an M.A. from the University of Delaware in Urban Affairs and Public Policy and B.A. degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in History, Communication, and Judaic Studies. His junior year was spent studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In college he was active at Hillel, serving for several years in elected positions, and was a columnist for the campus paper. Before joining the Northeastern Hillel team, he worked as the Director of Campus Programming at CAMERA. Prior to that, he served in the IDF as a Corporal in the Spokesperson’s Unit and hiked all 680 miles of the Israel National Trail.
Gilad was born on a Kibbutz in Israel’s Negev desert, and grew up in a suburb of Boston. On his free time he enjoys hiking, exploring a new part of the country, and discovering new ice cream parlors.

Executive Director | gilad@northeasternhillel.org
Hillel Affiliate

Matal Camille

Godwin

Matal joined the Northeastern Hillel team in July 2017, excited for the upcoming academic year and the amazing Israel experiences that will be brought back to campus. Matal earned her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University, double majoring in Communications & Rhetorical Studies, and Modern Jewish Studies with minors in Middle Eastern Studies and Religion, and while there she also worked as an SU Literacy Corps Tutor in the local Syracuse day schools. Being born in Israel and raised in multiple continents throughout her life (Israel, UK, California), Matal developed a great appreciation for diversity, multiculturalism and her Jewish-Israeli identity. Before joining the Northeastern Hillel team, Matal worked as the David Project campus coordinator for NYC and Nashville regions. With a love for relationship building and mentorship, she is eager to jump right into the Northeastern community. In her free time, Matal loves to explore great food, stay active, go hiking, travel, locate an awesome sunset, listen to music, and enjoy art.

IACT Israel Programs Coordinator | iact@northeasternhillel.org
Hillel Affiliate

Loni Fink

Godwin

Loni joins us as a recent graduate from Boston University’s School of Social Work and is thrilled to be working at NEU Hillel as the Israel Engagement Coordinator. She is a 2014 graduate of Brandeis University and is originally from Baltimore, Maryland (Go Orioles!). Loni has years of experience working in Jewish non-profit organizations, and has traveled to Israel multiple times, as both a Masa Career Israel participant and a Birthright staff member. She is excited to bring different aspects of Israel to the Northeastern campus, and provide students with the opportunity to better connect to Israel and it’s culture. When not at Hillel or on campus you can often find Loni reading books, baking, and exploring Boston with friends. ​

Israel Engagement Coordinator | israelengagement@northeasternhillel.org
Hillel Affiliate

William Kuang

Godwin

Hailing from Utah where he obtained his MS in Finance, William got lured to Boston in 2012 where he has since survived the worst winter in Boston’s history. With background in accounting, finance, and economics he’s excited support and learn about all the programming that Northeastern Hillel community has to offer. Not to mention all the delicious food either, William loves to consume culture. In his free time he loves to explore the ICA, MFA, volunteer at MGH, and bake.
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Office Administrator | office@northeasternhillel.org
Hillel Affiliate

InterVarsity

Yelun Qin

Godwin

Lue (Yelun) is a native of Boston. He got his BA in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University. Lue began working at Northeastern in Fall 2014 and has enjoyed working with the InterVarsity (IV) group immensely. He worked concurrently as IV’s ministry director at BC and Tufts from 2016-2017. Before coming to NU, he served as the staff advisor to the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Christian Fellowship through the Harvard InterVarsity Chaplaincy from 2010-2015. Lue encountered Jesus in college, and it changed the course of his life. Thus, he values creating a space where students can explore questions of faith and the person of Jesus. Lue enjoys developing people in their gifts and seeing them come alive in their passions. He loves the intersection of faith, justice, ethnic identity and racial reconciliation. He believes college is such an important time to explore the big questions of life, and that’s why he finds great joy in mentoring and developing college students.

InterVarsity Multi-Ethnic Christian Fellowship Affiliate | lue.qin@intervarsity.org

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Christina Andresen

Godwin

While at Texas A&M, Christina served as president of her OCF chapter all four years and as a Regional Student Leader for two years. She attended three college conferences, serving once on the CC West planning committee. She participated in Real Break twice as a student, to Guatemala and to Constantinople—and in Guatemala she met her husband, Daniel, whom she married September 2010. She also co-hosted the OCF Podcast for two years. She has been a part of the OCF staff since August 2011, and working to strengthen OCF chapters and student leaders is something about which Christina is passionate.

National Chapter Relations Manager
Orthodox Christian Fellowship Affiliate

Donna Levas

Godwin

Donna began working full-time for OCF in January 2012. Serving solely as the Operations Manager until February of 2013, Donna was able to learn the ins and outs about everything OCF. In February of 2013, Donna was charged with taking on the North American Program efforts for Orthodox Christian Fellowship. Donna is excited to work alongside our student leaders to craft programs that have depth and embody the four essential elements of OCF—fellowship, education, worship, and service.

National Programs Manager
Orthodox Christian Fellowship Affiliate

Sojourn Collegiate

Linsey Field

Godwin

Sojourn Collegiate Affiliate | linsey@sojourncollegiate.com

Bobby Vanbecelaere

Godwin

Sojourn Collegiate Affiliate | bobby@sojourncollegiate.com