Lauren Bowker is a native to the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, growing up in Homer Glen and Mokena, IL. She attended the University of Iowa and received her bachelor's degree in international studies with an emphasis on global health and human rights. During college, she was heavily involved in the campus ministry, Cru and spent her first year out of college working for Cru in Montevideo, Uruguay reaching college students with the gospel. She is currently earning her master's degree in nonprofit management from Adler University, which will be completed by the end of August 2018. Lauren is passionate about serving others, ministering to high school students, traveling, cooking & eating, overseas missions, speaking Spanish, and enjoying life with her friends and family.