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Ryan & Ginger Stelk

Ryan has lived in Garden City, Mulvane, and Derby, KS. He graduated in May 2000 from University of the Cumberlands in KY. Ryan received his Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Collegiate Ministries from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December, 2014. He is familiar with transitions and loves being a welcoming presence for New Students. He served as a youth minister  and is entering his 20th year on Christian Challenge staff. He married his amazing wife Ginger, who helps shepherd Challenge staff as well as mentors students, in 1999 and they have 4 delightful children: Caleb, Hope, Hannah and Harmony. He enjoys most sports and spending time with his family.


Maddy Crawford

Maddy is originally from Leavenworth, Kansas but has lived in Lawrence since 2012. She graduated from KU in 2016 with a degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Journalism.  She has served on staff with Christian Challenge as the co-leader of the Freshmen Ministry, 834, and as social media manager for 8 years! She received her Master's degree in Biblical Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2023 and provides Biblical Counseling services to women in Challenge. She loves to travel, play tennis, and spend time with her friends. Maddy is passionate about pursuing Christ-seeking relationships with younger women and loves campus ministry because of the influence it has had on her own life and walk with Jesus.  Maddy is married to Matt Crawford and they love hosting students in their home along with their two dogs - Phoebe and Homer.


Megan JOnes

Megan graduated from K-State in 2017 with a degree in Business. Megan's role on staff looks like meeting one-on-one with women for discipleship and helping lead the worship ministry. Megan loves working with college students because she is convinced there is no life found outside of Jesus, and working to help students move towards believing this truth is worth the effort! She loves to sing, camp in the backyard, and try new foods! Megan married Adam Jones in 2023 and they love hosting students in their home! Adam is a weatherman for the National Weather Service and has a heart for discipleship that came from his time at OU in the BCM. Meg and Adam can't wait to meet you!


Ty & Adeline Edelman

Tyler aka TY is from Sabetha, KS and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Elementary Education while Adeline is a KU grad with a degree in Microbiology and is from Alexandria, NE. This is Tyler's 6th year with KU Challenge and Adeline's 1st year! They got married in 2023 and they love playing sports, traveling, cooking, and learning about new cultures! Their greatest passion is investing into the lives of others and helping them to find and experience true life and satisfaction that is in Christ. TY's main roles are with discipleship training, summer overseas training, and working with international students. Adeline will be working alongside TY with international students as well as discipling  women.


TIm price

Tim is from Topeka, KS and graduated from Kansas State University with a major in Education and a minor in music. This is Tim's first year with KU Christian Challenge, but has been involved with Christian Challenge at K-State since he was a freshman and was also an intern for Challenge for two years. Tim loves laughing and joking with friends as well as watching movies and playing games together. Tim also loves travelling and taking road trips to new places. His roles on staff are co-leading freshmen ministry, leading the AV team, and helping with sending students overseas. Tim is excited to invest in guys, build relationships, and make memories in Lawrence!

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