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Brian & Lexi Buffington

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Lexi: Email 

Brian and Lexi are the campus directors for the Navigator ministry at IU.  Brian and Lexi initially met through The Navigators in college, reconnected 5 years later, and were married.

Brian graduated from IU in 2003 with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the Kelley School of Business and a minor in Spanish.  It was at IU through the Navigator ministry that Brian really began to grow spiritually.  His life was transformed by God in college.  His passion is to help students encounter Jesus, experience the life He wants to give them, and pass on a heart and the skills to walk with God for a lifetime.

Lexi graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Social Work.  She was also involved in a Navigator ministry in college which is where she really began to grow in her relationship with Jesus.  Her heartbeat is to invest in the lives of women in college, helping them to know Jesus, grow in knowing who God has made them to be, and to faithfully follow Jesus.




Tyler & Emily Talsma

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Emily: Email 

Both Tyler and Emily graduated from college in the spring of 2013 – Tyler from Ball State University and Emily from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tyler and Emily are working on the campus full time as members of the Edge Corps, a 1-2 year internship with the collegiate Navigators.

Tyler completed his degree in Film and Television Studies, while Emily earned hers in Psychology.  Since finishing college wasn’t a large enough milestone, they decided to top it off by getting married in August. Yeah newlyweds!

Tyler enjoys movies and is an avid long-boarder. He is SO pumped to be able to skateboard around campus. Emily loves different cultures, so look for her on 4th Street. On top of their many hobbies, they are passionate to see people trust Christ, grow in their relationship with Him, and learn to reach others with the Gospel.

RSS Verse of the Day

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-6
    Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

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