Lauren is the CVCYouth Director of Ministry. Lauren oversees all of the communication, event planning and execution, leader discipleship, and the logistical side of running the ministry of CVCYouth. Lauren most enjoys creating easy on-ramps for students in 6th-12th grade to be discipled to become more like Jesus through one on one relationships with youth leaders. Lauren served as an intern with CVCYouth in 2016 and was hired on staff in June 2018. Lauren has a B.S. and M.A. in counseling from Clarks Summit University. She says that her counseling degree “has become invaluable as I(she) walk alongside teenagers in some of the most formative years of their lives.” Lauren loves Cleveland and takes every opportunity to go exploring with her husband, Austin. The two never intended to stay in Cleveland long but the 216 has quickly become home to them.