Jim and Barbara Grunseth


Jim and Barbara Grunseth

CRU Staff (CRU CITY Greater Chicago / S. E. Wisconsin)

Full Time Field Staff



Jim and Barbara's prayer:

That God would enlarge our borders and help us to encourage, strengthen, and equip marriages, families, and local churches to bring the light of Christ to the Nations.

Jim and Barbara's passion:

To help marriages, families, and individuals find
lasting hope and a future in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Personal biography

Jim and Barbara have 7 children (6 married) between the ages of 33 and 41. They also have six precious granddaughters and five fine grandsons. Jim has been a full time staff member with CRU for going on 37 years. He graduated from West Point and has a Masters degree in Counseling-Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is also an Army Veteran.

Barbara has taught over 13 years as a K-6 teacher at Faith Christian School, Williams Bay, WI. She is a graduate from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Deaf Education. In the past, she served as a Mentor of MOPS {Mothers of Pre-Schoolers} in this area for 7 years. She mentors couples and families with me as well as mentors some younger ladies one on one.

W4760 Steeple Chase Way, Elkhorn, WI. 53121.  iphone/text: (262) 745-4160

Jim and Barbara serve together with CRU. They serve many churches and families locally by providing pastoral care, mentoring, and discipleship to individuals, engaged couples, marriages and families.  They place a strong emphasis on evangelism and systematic discipleship.

Jim and Barbara are helping to fulfill the Lord's Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by winning people to saving faith in Christ and then training them to win, build, and send others into the world. They love to mentor marriages, families, and engaged couples as well as college students one to one. 

Barbara often ministers to people with Jim.   

Jim and Barbara's First Priority is to have:

Undivided love for Jesus and His Word.   Psalm 86:11

They speak at Christian marriage and family conferences, retreats, camps, and churches when given the opportunity.

They have authored several materials together and have published a book on marriage entitled, "Remember the Rowboats - Anchor your Marriage to Christ". Go to http://www.amazon.com/Remember-Rowboats-Anchor-Marriage-Christ/dp/1934327409/ref=sr_1_1s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1351785551&sr=1-1&keywords=Remember+the+rowboats. Their published materials are now in all 50  U. S. states and nearing 50 countries.

We have sent out our books and materials to 157 local churches, missionaries, seminaries, and orphanages around the world at no charge. They can translate, print, share, and publish. We want the Name of the Lord Jesus lifted high and Heaven filled!

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