Cru (The High School Ministry)
Helping build spiritual movements to WIN-BUILD-SEND teenagers for Jesus Christ
Biography/Description of Ministry
We both were called by God when teenagers to invest our lives in the evangelism and discipleship of teenagers. The Lord led us to join the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (now called Cru) and we were part of the team that launched the High School Ministry and have seen it develop and expand into an international movement.
We were married at First Free when we first served in Minneapolis. We then launched the High School Ministry of Cru in Atlanta and the SE Region. We had a short assignment in Kansas City, then back to the Twin Cities and now serve at Cru Headquarters in Orlando. We have three children, Joshua, Timothy, Tara, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
For nearly 25 years, we led the Global Missions department for the High School Ministry of Cru. During this time, we saw the Ministry to teenagers expand into over 40 countries and sent thousands of teenagers globally on mission teams with direct evangelism in these countries.
Currently Joy serves as a leader of Staff Care, encouraging staff members and sending out prayer requests nationally. Tom serves on the Field Missions team as the coordinator of networking and partnerships.