Shawn & Kelly McGrath

National Director of Development



Shawn and Kelly met at the University of Oklahoma when Kelly was new Cru Staff (from Texas Tech) and Shawn was finishing up his last semester at OU. Shawn spent a year with Cru in Russia after graduation, and they continued their relationship as Kelly ministered in the sorority system at OU. Upon returning from Russia, Shawn spent a year in the Oklahoma City marketplace, married Kelly, then joined Cru staff in 2000. Kelly served along side Shawn as Co-Director during his first two of seven years leading the ministry at the University of Oklahoma.


In 2009, they moved their family to Austin,Texas to help give leadership to Cru in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Currently, they help give leadership to development for the US, focusing on getting key resources into the hands of Cru leaders around the country. Along with continuing to serve in this role, Shawn is pursuing a Master's in Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary. 


The McGraths have three kids- Logan (14), Claire (12), and Annabelle (7).