We all begin marriage with a set of expectations of what we believe lies ahead, but how do we respond to a life that’s not what we expected? FamilyLife President and CEO, David Robbins, and his wife Meg, share stories from their own lives and how God has met them in the joys and challenges.
As 17-year veterans of Cru, David and Meg Robbins have served in a variety of capacities, beginning as ﬁeld staff at their Alma Mater, the University of Mississippi. In 2003, they moved to Pisa, Italy, to serve as overseas team leaders for Cru. It was during that time they fell in love with ﬁnding ways to relate and communicate with a secular, pluralistic culture. They trained to serve overseas long-term until God surprisingly led them back to the U.S.
After a three-year stint as campus directors at the University of Georgia, they were asked to serve as national directors of Campus Field Ministries, overseeing 175 ﬁeld staff on 17 locations for campus ministries in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi.
David and Meg married on November 16, 2001 and most recently lived in Manhattan, serving as national facilitators for Cru’s Millennials Ministry, which they launched in 2012. The initiative targeting 20-somethings quickly grew to reach a network of 1,000 millennials in New York and spread nationwide, establishing teams in 15 other cities across the U.S.
The Robbinses’ passion and heart throughout ministry have always been reflected in Joshua 1:16, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.” As the ministry to millennials grew, so did David and Meg’s personal ministry focusing on marriages and families, as this generation is entering marriage and having children.
The Robbinses are excited about the opportunity to humbly steward FamilyLife’s resources and strategically position them in a way that will reach current generations and beyond. They eagerly anticipate connecting people to life-changing relationships, and holistically integrating faith, work, family and mission.
“We come to FamilyLife as learners, confident that God has drawn us here and humbled to work hand in hand with these champions in the family space.”
-David and Meg Robbins