Speakers and Special Guests

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Speakers and Special Guests



Steve Douglass

President, Campus Crusade for Christ | Cru
Steve Douglass came to the ministry after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School. Through more than four decades of service, he has held a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President and Director of U.S. Ministries. In July 2001, Douglass took over as the President of Campus Crusade for Christ International from founder Bill Bright. Along with his wife Judy, Steve resides in Orlando, Florida. They have three married children and six grandchildren.

John Cortines

Co-Author, God and Money, COO at Generous Giving
John works to reach a new generation with biblical generosity through our Emerging Leaders initiatives. A native of Texas, John began his career as a Petroleum Engineer, spending time everywhere from the sand dunes of Saudi Arabia, to the offshore platforms of the Gulf of Mexico. While studying at Harvard Business School, John began a journey of discovery on the intersection of faith and wealth which culminated in a decision to leave behind a lucrative post-MBA job to work, speak, and write full-time on generosity (his book God and Money, co-authored with Greg Baumer, is out now).

Once content to live simply, give some, and save aggressively to attain personal security, he now sees active giving—sharing resources joyfully and generously—as central to a way of life that serves God. John lives in Florida with his beautiful and gracious wife, Megan, and their two children.

Jay Link

Financial Planner, Campus Crusade for Christ | Cru
Jay R. Link has served in financial and philanthropic leadership roles for a Fortune 1000 company for over 30 years. Since joining Cru as a Gift and Estate Planning Consultant, Jay has used his expertise in finance and in charitable giving to help ministry partners become more effective stewards of the resources God has entrusted to them. Jay demonstrates how ministry partners can maximize their giving for both the people they love and the ministries they are passionate about. Jay is active in teaching and mentoring ministries in his local church and lives in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan.