About the Hertzlers

The Hertzler Family

The Hertzlers with Cru in Orlando
(Cathy, Jerry, Audrey, Andrew)

We could not be more excited about the opportunities God has given us to help reach the world with the message of Jesus Christ! We want people to have the chance to hear about how Jesus can change their life, and Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ is the best way we know to do this.

Having recently finished our work on a project in several African countries which made Biblical training available for pastors on mobile phones, Jerry just switched to an entirely different area of work with Cru – leading a project to help select a new set of financial tools for our global ministry. With the tools in place to manage money well, our country ministry offices will be more effective reaching their country with the gospel.

Please join us and help reach people with the gospel, build them in their faith, and send them to reach others!

Read more about our recent work


Our History

Jerry and Cathy on top of a mountain near Ebensee, Austria. 1987

Jerry and Cathy near Hungary – 1987

Jerry graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla where he met some students who wanted to use Campus Crusade’s strategies to tell other students about Jesus Christ. Having put his faith in Jesus at an earlier age, this was such a unique and fulfilling challenge he decided to be involved in this sort of thing, one way or another, for the rest of his life. During the summer of 1986 God showed Jerry how he could live this dream, by joining the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. That summer he also fell in love with Cathy and discovered she had the same dream. After getting married to Cathy and working a year at McDonnell Douglas, they both fulfilled their dream by joining the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ.

Cathy graduated from Southwest Missouri State University where she also met some other students who were leading a Campus Crusade for Christ group on their campus. Having recently put her faith in Christ, this was an opportunity to grow in her faith. The spiritual growth she experienced and the fun and friends she made convinced her this was what she wanted to do with her life as well. During the summer of 1986 she became friends with Jerry and later married him and the two of them joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1989.

In 1987 Jerry and Cathy spent the summer in Hungary telling students about Jesus Christ. Cathy was in Budapest on a team with other Campus Crusade for Christ students, and Jerry was on a team in a town on Lake Balaton called Balatonfüred. That summer placed a warm spot in our hearts for Hungary. Our three years living there, from 2003-2006, were some of the best years we’ve had as a family doing this ministry.

Most of our time with Cru has been in Orlando, though. Read more about our recent work

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