We love meeting up one-on-one with students. If you want to talk about questions, doubts, challenges, faith, or anything at all - email us!
Dan & Deb Goodson | Campus Directors
Dan and Deb have been on staff with Cru for over 16 years, joining after they graduated from college in 2002. They consider it a great joy and privilege to have been directing the ministry together in Berkeley since 2008. Dan grew up in Ohio and studied Secondary Education at Miami University (Ohio), and was first assigned to work with Cru at the University of Illinois. Deb grew up in the Silicon Valley and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology; she returned to her alma mater for her first assignment with Cru. Together, they served at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, before moving to the Bay Area. Dan enjoys reading, watching baseball, playing sports, and visiting National Parks. He recently received his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Deb loves traveling the world and experiencing cultures, teaching her children and modeling a love for learning, shepherding college students, and designing on a budget. Dan and Deb have three children, Kate (10), Andrew (8), and Mark (5), who keep them on their toes and bring much joy, laughter, and gray hair! They love to meet with with students on campus and talk about life and faith, so introduce yourself!
Margee Curran | Senior Staff
Margee graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Economy of Natural Resources. While at Cal, she swam on the women's swim team, competing in distance freestyle. She loved being a bear and loves working on the Cal campus 3 decades later! Margee came on staff with Cru right after she graduated and has served with Cru at Ohio State University (where she met her husband, Daniel), University of Oregon, Idaho State University, University of Washington, and UC Davis. Margee has a passion for discipleship and a heart for the world. Margee & Daniel have four kids and three amazing grandsons!
Celeste and Alper Vural | Interns
Celeste and Alper met and started dating through Berkeley Cru, although they both grew up in Ventura County. Celeste graduated from Cal with a degree in Sociology; Alper graduated with a master’s and undergraduate degree from Cal in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and worked in tech for two years. They got married in June 2018. Celeste loves the outdoors, spending quality time with friends, and drinking good coffee. Alper enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his wife.
Gaby Chitwood | Intern
Gaby graduated from UCLA with a degree in Art History and a minor in Digital Humanities. After she graduated last year, she lived in the Middle East, immersing herself in Arabic and Arab culture. While she misses her life there, she is looking forward to getting to know the Bay Area. She has a heart for empowering students to share their faith. She loves to talk about her experiences abroad. In her free time, you can find her reading more than four books at a time, scavenging the internet for the history of everything, drinking lattes, and exploring what it means to live life as an adventure with God.