In 2010, nervous freshman Jen Aceto stepped onto campus at UCLA, filled with anticipation of what the next four years would bring. She had no idea that over the course of those four years the Lord would do a work in her that changed the whole trajectory of her life. Jen got involved in Cru through a Bible study in her sorority, where she saw her life and the lives of her sorority sisters transformed by the gospel. After graduating from UCLA in 2014, Jen went on to serve as an intern with Cru at UCLA. As she watched the Lord change the lives of countless other Bruins, Jen realized there was truly nothing she would rather be doing than reaching college students with the gospel. It is now her great joy and privilege to return to UCLA—a place so dear to her heart, where her life and walk with the Lord were so impacted—as full-time Cru staff. It is her desire to invest in the next generation of students, teaching them to follow Jesus and sending them out to reach the world! Jen’s vision is to give every student at UCLA and every college student in west LA the chance to know Jesus, so that these students graduate believing they are “sent ones” that God can use to reach their families, their workplaces, and the nations. Jen hope to see the students she works with developed as Christ-centered leaders and laborers, equipped with the skills to initiate spiritual conversations, and serving those around them out of an overflow of God’s love for them.
If you’d like to partner with Jen in her missions work in LA, please visit her Cru donation page.