Lisa Smith


After experiencing the life change of the Gospel of Jesus in my own life as a college student at Ohio State, I believed God called me to invest my life in sharing that message with other students. That was 20 years ago, and that calling has not changed. Dr. Bill Bright, late Founder and President of Cru, often said, “Reach the Campus today, reach the world tomorrow.” College students face a battle for their minds and hearts. But the good news is that God is moving in the hearts of students.

I have worked with the Campus Ministry of Cru for the last 20 years, serving in a variety of capacities including living and working with college students in Central and Western Asia, serving with students in Indianapolis, as well as preparing, equipping and sending Interns and Staff to serve on campuses here in the States and around the world.​

I serve with our Campus Ministry as a Director of Local Missions, providing pastoral care and leadership development for ministry leaders on the front lines of college campuses across most of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and part of West Virginia. These leaders shepherd local teams in locations throughout our area including:  Northwest PA, Pittsburgh, WVU, Cleveland, Kent State, SouthEast Ohio/OU, Central Ohio, Ohio State, Miami and Cincinnati.

Together we are trusting God to turn the more than 1 million students and faculty on over 150 campuses into lifelong Christ centered disciples. Currently we have a ministry presence on close to 50 campuses. We desire that every student would have an opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus and how they have a life-changing relationship with God through Jesus.

Your partnership can make a difference in reaching people for Christ, here in the States and around the world! If we have not met, I would love the opportunity to share more with you about my ministry, how you can partner with me, and to know how I can pray for you as well. If you would like to know more, you may contact me at: 330.581.9998 or

Thank you for considering how you can be a vital partner in making disciples of all nations!

Lisa (Smith) Wyss

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