Hailing from a small farming community in Kansas, Lauren became global media ministry TWR’s fourth president in December 2008. He formerly served with The Navigators in Colorado Springs, Colo., in various senior executive roles. Lauren is member of the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Northwestern College. Additionally, he cofounded Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, which comprises 15 radio stations and 28 translators. Lauren and his wife, June, have one adult son.