Who We Are

IMG_4275Don & Katrina Hines: VT Valor Staff

Don & Katrina grew up in Michigan and met at college in Wisconsin. After finishing his MDiv program in Virginia Beach, they helped plant a church in Williamsburg, VA and joined with Cru Military in the Hampton Roads area.  It was here they gained an increased burden for reaching the next generation of service men and women. Don & Katrina are passionate about helping cadets come to know Christ and be equipped for a lifetime of service for Him. They have been married since 2003 and have 3 wonderful daughters and a new son. When not chasing around their kids, they are avid sports fan, outdoor enthusiasts, and occasionally binge on “The Office” & “Parks and Rec.”
Contact Don: don.hines@cru.org
Contact Katrina: katrina.hines@cru.org


Mike & Linda Montgomery: VT Valor Staff

 Mike and Linda were high school sweethearts who married in 1970.  An Air Force ROTC graduate, they served 23 years as an Air Force family until Mike’s retirement as a colonel in 1995. Mike and Linda joined Cru as full-time staff in 2005, and currently serve with the VT Valor team. Their passion is helping cadet students and vets on campus to love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ on mission throughout the world. The Montgomerys have two grown children and, when asked, would love to tell you about their eight grandchildren.


Betsy Wheeler: VT Valor Staff

Betsy grew up in Richmond, VA near a major Army base. Because of the military influence in her community, she caught a passion for military life and culture early in life. After working in the business world for six years, she joined staff with Valor, Cru’s ministry to military on campus, in 2012. She has since served with Valor at Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Virginia Military Institute, and various schools across the Mid-Atlantic. As a Team Leader, she coaches both cadets on how to lead a Valor movement on their own campuses as well as equips fellow Cru staff as they lead Valor at Virginia Tech. She moved to Blacksburg, VA in the fall of 2017 to pioneer a brand new Valor movement at Virginia Military Institute.

Contact Betsy: betsy.wheeler@cru.org

Valor Statement of Faith

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God’s infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.
  1. There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
  2. Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.
  3. He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
  4. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.
  5. He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.
  6. Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.
  7. Man’s nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
  8. The salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.
  9. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.
  10. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith.
  11. Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.
  12. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.
  13. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.
  14. At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.
  15. At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.
  16. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth — personally, visibly and bodily — to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
  17. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.”