We have been married for 20 years and have four children. Kirra is 15, and our twins, Summer and David, are 13. Curren, our youngest, is 10. Life is full!
Shane graduated from UC Irvine and Laura from UC Santa Barbara (Shane also graduated with a Masters degree, and graduated in May 2014 with a doctoral degree in ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary). As college students we both were tremendously impacted as we went on summer mission trips where we learned to share our faith. After graduation it was clear God was calling us to work with university students- the future.
We have been working with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) for 23 years (Shane) and 21 years (Laura).
We work with the campus ministry of Cru focusing on sending students to reach students of the world for Christ. As executive director Shane sits on a team giving leadership to our staff and students in the U.S. as we pursue giving every university student an opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus.
We also give leadership to the international component of the ministry - Cru Global Missions - as we send staff and students to reach students of the world in East Asia, Central Asia, Australia, El Salvador, South Africa, India, Haiti, France, the Dominican Republic, the Middle East, Japan, and more than 70 other countries worldwide.
We love what we do. It's amazing to see God change the lives and eternal destinies of young people around the world. It is such a privelege to talk with university students of the world about the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.