Carl and JoLynn Krause have been in ministry together for over 50 years with extensive experience in pastoring, teaching and counseling. In 2002 they began directing and providing counseling services and retreats for missionaries through Barnabas Zentrum in Austria. Since 2012 they have been providing these counseling retreats in Grand Junction, Colorado for missionaries on home assignment as well as rural pastors and their spouses, and traveling to teach and work with missionary and NGO teams in eastern and western Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
- Counseling Retreats for couples, families and individuals
- One week Debrief Retreats
- On-site counseling and consultation
- Seminars and Training
Learn more about the retreat ministry schedule and other details at Barnabas Zentrum.
About Carl and JoLynn:
Carl holds a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Denver Seminary. As a pastor for 25 years, he frequently worked with families in crisis. Because of his love for young pastors, he has also served as a mentor to seminary students. In addition, he served as adjunct professor at Colorado Christian University for 10 years where he taught in the degree completion program.
JoLynn serves with her husband as co-counselor and has a heart for ministry wives and their children. She holds a MA in Counseling from Colorado Christian University and has had a private counseling practice in Lakewood, Colorado. She has also worked with the Center for Organizational Ministry and Development assessing missionary and church planting candidates for several missions and denominations.
Together the Krauses developed a Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry and counseling program at Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine and have taught courses in Pastoral Ministry and Pastoral Care, Marriage and Family, and Biblical Counseling. For eight years they directed Renewing Hope Ministries, ministering to ministry couples and families.
The Krauses have three grown children and six grandchildren.