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Brian & Lexi Buffington

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Brian and Lexi are the campus directors for The Navigators ministry at IU. Brian and Lexi initially met through The Navigators in college, reconnected 5 years later, and were married. They have a cute little son named Caden.

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 Nav 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.


BethBeth Timberlake

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Working for The Navigators is a dream come true for Beth. It is combining her two loves… love for God, and love for others. She was in Navs at IU as a student, and there met her husband, Eric. They have 4 children, ranging in ages from 16-24. But now, she is excited to head back to IU in a new role of guiding students into a fruitful relationship with Christ. Beth understands that these years in college are pivotal for one to question life and faith, come to faith in Jesus, and grow deep roots of faith that will carry them throughout life. Her desire is to come alongside others in this process, challenging them to faith and growth. In addition to ministry, Beth loves hunting and gathering in vintage shops, being creative, and inspiring others to be creative too.

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