The 2017-2018 school year will be Kyle and Nicki’s twelfth year on staff with The Navigators. They both graduated from FSU in 2004, Kyle having received a finance degree and Nicki a degree in music. Before coming on staff Kyle worked for FSU and Nicki taught piano. This will be their sixth year back at FSU after spending two years at UF working with The Navigators on that campus. Kyle and Nicki met during their undergrad years at FSU and fell in love. They were married in 2008. They have three beautiful children: Emaline, Clairie, and John David. They love serving students and pointing people to Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Meet Our Staff
Austin and Katie Harper are starting their fourth year on staff with The Navigators. They met as students at the University of South Florida, and were married in 2013. Austin graduated with a Bachelor’s in Sociology; Katie studied Biology and ASL Interpreting. They worked with The Navigators at USF for two years before transferring to FSU in August 2015. Austin and Katie love meeting with students on campus each week, considering what Scripture means for their everyday lives. Austin is an avid mountain biker and fan of anything outdoors. Katie loves to try new restaurants and curl up with a good book.
Ryan and Elise are in their first year on staff with the Navigators. They both graduated from UF in 2015, Ryan having received a degree in Spanish and Elise a degree in Exercise Physiology. They met through their involvement in the Navigators during their undergrad years, and got married in January 2016. Ryan enjoys playing the guitar, drinking coffee, and designing websites. Elise likes to drink tea, cook healthy food, and do athletic things. The Crawfords both like to play soccer and be outdoors. They are excited to explore Tallahassee together and build meaningful, Gospel-centered relationships with students.
Jasmine is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and comes from a very large family that is dear to her heart. She attended Florida State University and was introduced to The Navigators the first week of freshman year. Immediately immersed into this spiritual community of young people, Jasmine grew in her faith in new and tremendous ways. Upon graduation in 2014, Jasmine received a degree in Family and Child Sciences but felt led to pursue campus ministry. After working for 2 years, the door for EDGE Corps reopened. Jasmine is passionate about discipleship and is looking forward to building relationships with students and experiencing God using her life to reach others.
This is Linsey’s first year on EDGE Corps Staff. (Nope, that isn’t a typo- her dad wanted to spell Linsey just like it sounds!) Linsey just graduated from the University of South Florida in May 2016 with a degree in Business Administration with focuses in Management and Information Systems Management. She was born in Washington State into an Air Force family! Linsey has lived in 6 different places but spent most of her life in Niceville, Florida! She enjoys sports, movies, music, and going on adventures! Linsey is praying that students will discover a deeper understanding of the Gospel and God’s character this year.
The 2016-2017 school year will be David’s first year on staff with The Navigators. He came to know Christ at the age of 13, but experienced the Lord in a totally different way through The Navigators during his college years. David graduated from the University of South Florida in 2015 with a Criminology degree. He worked for a year before coming on staff, gaining experience in doing ministry in the workplace post-college. David is hoping his first year at FSU will be a challenging and transformative time for both himself and those he interacts with. He is excited to see what the Lord has in store for the students here!