Rick and Lisa Kellum


We’ve been on staff with CRU for 32 and 34 years respectively. We both have our roots in the Pacific Northwest. Lisa is from Portland, Oregon and graduated from Portland State in marketing. Previous staff assignments include: Josh McDowell ministries in Dallas, campus area staff team in Portland, and at CCC’s headquarters in San Bernardino, CA. Rick is from Bellevue, Washington and is a graduate of the University of Washington (B.A. in Speech therapy). He also has an M.A. in Biblical Studies from CRU’s International School of Theology. Previous CRU’s ministries include: music ministry based in Germany and a ministry to international students in San Bernardino, CA.

From 1994-2013 (19 years) we lived and minstered in France working with college students, interns and staff. We lived in the city of Rennes (N.W. France), where I (Rick) served as the local campus director from 1999 to 2005. We spent a year in the U.S. on furlough (2005-06) based in Portland, Oregon.  From 2006-10 Rick oversaw training for new staff and interns for CRU in France.  From 2010-13 he focused on local ministry, primarily in the campus ministry in evangelism and discipleship.  He coordinated the training for local new staff as well.  Lisa had a wonderful ministry with staff women in discipleship, training and mentoring. She was also involved ministering to women in Rennes as well as a great ministry of hospitality for all in our home.

In summer of 2013 we moved to Seattle to be closer to family.  We're ministering to International students & scholars through CRU’s ministry called Bridges.  We have 4 great kids:  Nathan, Gabe, Nicolas and Mallory.

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