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Jay & Laurie Lorenzen

Driven by a commitment to multiplying discipleship, Laurie and I constantly dream of creative learning and leadership development venues for King and Kingdom. Jay and Laurie Lorenzen have served with another religious missionary order for 45 years - 20 years associate staff, 25 years full-time staff with Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ. Prior to beginning full-time missionary work, Jay spent his last 12 years on active duty as an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Air Force Academy—during which he and Laurie began the Cru Military movement there. Prior to his Academy assignment, Jay was a KC-135 Navigator for four years, then selected for an Olmsted Fellowship at Tuebingen Universitat in Germany. After studying in Tuebingen, Jay attended Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University for his MA, followed by a PhD sponsorship at the University of Denver. After he retired, he completed an MDiv at Denver Seminary.

Now, in addition to serving with Faculty Commons, Cru’s ministry to faculty, Jay and Laurie helped lead the informal Gospel in Action initiative within the US Campus Ministry—attempting to wed together the bold proclamation and compassionate demonstration of the gospel into our local movements. He and his wife Laurie have also directed the “If Properly Led Leadership Development Conference” at Gettysburg PA (see, now called for the last 22 years.

Jay and Laurie have 4 married children and 14 grandchildren. When he gets a chance, Jay would choose to go fly-fishing above his other hobbies. When not traveling, Jay and Laurie live in Lake George CO, near the Tarryall River, a great trout stream.

Click to learn more or donate to Jay & Laurie's Ministry Project, The High Ground.

Jay and Laurie Lorenzen
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