Student Leaders

Our ministry, consistent with our mission, is led by a strong group of student leaders. While we do have several wonderful full-time ministry staff, students leaders are responsible for most or our events and initiatives.

 
 

Executive Team

Chelsea Samora (Co-President) chelsea.samora@yale.edu Chelsea is a senior in Silliman College and is studying history. When she isn't hanging out with CU friends, you can find her baking cookies in her kitchen or exploring new parts of campus. She has served as a co-leader for the socials and Rooted team. 

Chelsea Samora

(Co-President)

chelsea.samora@yale.edu

Chelsea is a senior in Silliman College and is studying history. When she isn't hanging out with CU friends, you can find her baking cookies in her kitchen or exploring new parts of campus. She has served as a co-leader for the socials and Rooted team. 

Dillon Miller (Co-President) dillon.miller@yale.edu Dillon Miller (Co-President) is a senior and FroCo in Hopper College originally from Plain City, OH (yes, it's exactly what it sounds like). He has previously served as Socials Lead and is heavily involved in theater and sociology at Yale.   

Dillon Miller

(Co-President)

dillon.miller@yale.edu

Dillon Miller (Co-President) is a senior and FroCo in Hopper College originally from Plain City, OH (yes, it's exactly what it sounds like). He has previously served as Socials Lead and is heavily involved in theater and sociology at Yale. 
 

Max Graham (Vice-President of Outreach) max.graham@yale.edu Max is one of the VP's of Outreach this year.  He is a Physics and Philosophy major, and is a Midshipman in Naval ROTC.  

Max Graham

(Vice-President of Outreach)

max.graham@yale.edu

Max is one of the VP's of Outreach this year.  He is a Physics and Philosophy major, and is a Midshipman in Naval ROTC.

 

Annie Xu (Vice-President of Outreach) annie.xu@yale.edu Annie is a senior and freshman counselor in Silliman College. She studies psychology and economics, and has served as a co-leader for our Campus Kindness team.

Annie Xu

(Vice-President of Outreach)

annie.xu@yale.edu

Annie is a senior and freshman counselor in Silliman College. She studies psychology and economics, and has served as a co-leader for our Campus Kindness team.

Sean Bland (Vice-President of Rooted) sean.bland@yale.edu Sean is a Senior History major in Ezra Stiles, and is serving as one of the Rooted Vice-Presidents. He has previously been an Engagement Team lead and has also been a Chaplain's Office Fellow.

Sean Bland

(Vice-President of Rooted)

sean.bland@yale.edu

Sean is a Senior History major in Ezra Stiles, and is serving as one of the Rooted Vice-Presidents. He has previously been an Engagement Team lead and has also been a Chaplain's Office Fellow.

Haley Hegefeld (Vice President of Rooted) haley.hegefeld@yale.edu Haley a sophomore, still deciding between psychology and political science majors. She is originally from Austin, Texas, and when not at CU events, she is usually rehearsing with Groove Dance Company

Haley Hegefeld

(Vice President of Rooted)

haley.hegefeld@yale.edu

Haley a sophomore, still deciding between psychology and political science majors. She is originally from Austin, Texas, and when not at CU events, she is usually rehearsing with Groove Dance Company

 

Ministry Teams

Worship

As Christians, we are called to boldly promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and build up each other as a part of God's church. In seeking to find the intersection of God’s infallible Word and music, the Worship Team hopes to do both, combining a plethora of sonic influences to create a worshipful experience for all.

Dominique Desroches (Worship Co-Lead) dominique.desroches@yale.edu Dominique is a junior in Pauli Murray College, and is studying Economics and the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. She is super excited to serve this year! 

Dominique Desroches (Worship Co-Lead)

dominique.desroches@yale.edu

Dominique is a junior in Pauli Murray College, and is studying Economics and the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. She is super excited to serve this year! 

Dan Morgan (Worship Co-Lead) dan.morgan@yale.edu Dan Morgan is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and is excited to help lead worship for CU at Yale.  Outside of CU, Dan is also involved with NROTC and Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity.

Dan Morgan (Worship Co-Lead)

dan.morgan@yale.edu

Dan Morgan is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering and is excited to help lead worship for CU at Yale.  Outside of CU, Dan is also involved with NROTC and Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity.

 

Communications

The Communications Team is responsible for continually working on finding effective and engaging ways of sharing information both within our community and with the campus at large. This includes sending digital communications and assisting other team leaders effectively communicate their own messages.

Kayla Bartsch (Communications Team Co-Lead) kayla.bartsch@yale.edu Kayla Bartsch is a sophomore in Hopper College studying Philosophy and Humanities. When not brooding over hypotheticals, Kayla is almost certainly sipping coffee, singing with the Glee Club, or debating with the Federalist Party.

Kayla Bartsch (Communications Team Co-Lead)

kayla.bartsch@yale.edu

Kayla Bartsch is a sophomore in Hopper College studying Philosophy and Humanities. When not brooding over hypotheticals, Kayla is almost certainly sipping coffee, singing with the Glee Club, or debating with the Federalist Party.

Daniel Tokarz (Communications Team Co-Lead) daniel.tokarz@yale.edu Daniel is a sophomore in Morse College pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is an active member of Yale Sports Analytics as well as the Federalist Party.  He has previously served as the secretary for Choose Life at Yale

Daniel Tokarz (Communications Team Co-Lead)

daniel.tokarz@yale.edu

Daniel is a sophomore in Morse College pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is an active member of Yale Sports Analytics as well as the Federalist Party.  He has previously served as the secretary for Choose Life at Yale

Campus Kindness

The goal of the Campus Kindness Team is to bring a smile to the face of Yale and to demonstrate God's unconditional love through serving without expectations. Through their actions, the Campus Kindness Team strives to establish a positive view of the kingdom of God as one that is not of this world but of something greater.

Unique Cheon (Campus Kindness Co-Lead) unique.cheon@yale.edu Unique Cheon is a sophomore in Branford College, pursuing EP&E. She is from Sacramento, California and enjoys traveling, participating in dog shows, and learning about social entrepreneurship through YSEED. Last but not least, she looks forward to help creating a community of love at Yale as one of the co-leaders of Campus Kindness this year. 

Unique Cheon (Campus Kindness Co-Lead)

unique.cheon@yale.edu

Unique Cheon is a sophomore in Branford College, pursuing EP&E. She is from Sacramento, California and enjoys traveling, participating in dog shows, and learning about social entrepreneurship through YSEED. Last but not least, she looks forward to help creating a community of love at Yale as one of the co-leaders of Campus Kindness this year. 

Derek Kao (Campus Kindness Co-Lead) derek.ka0@yale.edu Derek is a senior in Silliman College studying Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry. He is also a member of the varsity swim team. This is Derek’s first year on the leadership team and he is excited to show love to our campus!

Derek Kao (Campus Kindness Co-Lead)

derek.ka0@yale.edu

Derek is a senior in Silliman College studying Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry. He is also a member of the varsity swim team. This is Derek’s first year on the leadership team and he is excited to show love to our campus!

Socials

The Socials Team works to develop a vibrant community of believers and to provide Christ-centered opportunities to connect and support one another. By creating exciting and engaging activities, they encourage others to participate in Christian Union's community.

Shannon Cirilli (Socials Co-Lead) shannon.cirilli@yale.edu Shannon Cirilli is a junior in Silliman College studying biomedical engineering. She plays club soccer, tutors local kindergartners, loves to run up East Rock, and is thrilled about her first leadership role in Christian Union this year!

Shannon Cirilli (Socials Co-Lead)

shannon.cirilli@yale.edu

Shannon Cirilli is a junior in Silliman College studying biomedical engineering. She plays club soccer, tutors local kindergartners, loves to run up East Rock, and is thrilled about her first leadership role in Christian Union this year!

Ashton Winters (Socials Co-Lead) ashton.winters@yale.edu Ashton Winters is a sophomore in Trumbull College originally from Flordia.  

Ashton Winters (Socials Co-Lead)

ashton.winters@yale.edu

Ashton Winters is a sophomore in Trumbull College originally from Flordia.  

 

 

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