Eric and Christina Leinen

Our vision is to give everyone on campus the opportunity to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and raise up Christ-centered students who will go and help fulfill the Great Commission.

We do this in a variety of ways though large group meetings, one-on- one conversations, weekly Bible studies, as well as leadership conferences & retreats. We also love seeing students trained, equipped and empowered to lead other students on campus.  We have been on staff with Cru for 11 years and have spent the past eight in Oshkosh, WI serving at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and several surrounding campuses.

The Leinens

Christina is a southern woman who grew up in Nashville, TN and loves to cook, spending time outdoors and doing DIY projects around the house. Eric grew up on a farm in a small town North Dakota and loves to golf, watch football, occasionally tries his hand in the kitchen and tries to avoid DIY projects around the house.

Eric and Christina have three daughters (Layla, Brooke, and Eden). They have been attending RiverValley Church since 2009. Eric serves on the board of elders, and Christina serves in RVC | kids.

Eric and Christina have some specific prayer requests:

  • Pray for the incoming freshmen this coming year. Their goal is to attempt to reach every freshman with the gospel each year. Pray for opportunities and open hearts.
  • Pray for our student leaders to continue walking deeply with the Lord this summer.
  • Pray for new students to get involved at UW Fond du Lac and Marian University campuses. Eric spends a few days each week down there meeting students and coaching student leaders.
  • Pray for Christina as she takes on a new role coaching some first year Cru intern ladies this year. She’ll have three ladies who are at various campuses in the Midwest and will connect each week via Skype to help with their personal growth and development.

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Contact Info:
Eric: (701) 640-2432 | [email protected]
Christina: (701) 330-5655 | [email protected]