Kourtney + Rich Street

Our Ministry

During the summer of 2000 we took a group of American college students on a cultural exchange to learn Arabic and build relationships with Middle Eastern college students.  Walking on campus for the first time, we were confused by the lack of students. Had we come at the wrong time? Quickly, we discovered that the cafes in closest proximity to the campus were actually internet cafes.  A quick scan of the work stations showed us where the students were–behind computer screens surfing the internet.  Except for attending our daily Arabic class, we never went on campus again.

 

How could we cross cultures with students while they were glued to a computer?  Thankfully, what we initially saw as an obstacle God knew would become the passion of Rich’s life’s work.  Rich began saying that we needed to figure out “this internet thing.”  He was right.  In the last decade social media has become the greatest tool since the printing press, radio and television combined to bring the life-changing message of the gospel to the world.  God was inviting us to be a part of His plan to utilize this tool.

In 2001, Campus Crusade for Christ challenged us to move overseas to lead their campus ministry in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. While there, Rich helped develop Everyarabstudent.com for students in the Middle East and Studentstan.com for students in the Russian speaking parts of Central Asia.  We quickly saw over 100,000 unique visitors per month. And that’s when our digital ministry started moving really fast. — need updated content

Rich and Kourtney serve on the executive leadership teams of The Jesus Film Project and Family LIfe

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Kourtney’s Work

Kourtney currently serves as the Director of Operations for Cru19, Cru’s National Staff Conference. Held biannually in Fort Collins, Colorado since the 1970s, Cru’s 5000+ US Staff are trained, equipped, and encouraged during their time in Fort Collins. Kourtney’s life was radically changed in Fort Collins in 1997 as a college student.  22 years later she counts it a privilege to lead the Operations Team that will host Cru19.

In March of 2019, Kourtney accepted the role as Vice President of Internal Communication and Culture for FamilyLife, a ministry of Cru. Kourtney will serve on the Executive Team of FamilyLife, helping to give strategic leadership to FamilyLife.