James (better known just as Drake) and Heidi are lovers of life, all things adventure, their 4 little minions and foster daughter, and are passionate about making Christ known. They have served with Cru both overseas and stateside for the past 18 years and are currently in Miami, FL. Drake graduated from Beeson Divinity with an MDiv following a business degree from Samford University where he met Heidi at the bar … the salad bar, that is! Loving athletics, they both ran track at Samford while Drake also played football and Heidi played basketball.

Following her degree at Samford, Heidi went on to P.A. school and after working in heart and lung surgery, her family has lovingly dubbed her “half doctor”. Besides her work with Cru, Heidi loves homeschooling Isaiah, Lily, Luke, Judah, and baby Peace.

Recently, Drake has fulfilled a lifelong dream of serving our country in the military as an Army Reserves Chaplain. With his love of competition & beastly skills, Drake earned a spot on Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster and his battalion nicknamed him “Chaplain America”. You can follow some of their shenanigans at @jamesbryandrake.