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Dr. Carl and JoLynn Krause Carl and JoLynn Krause

- -Grand Junction, Colorado

  • Two-week counseling retreats held throughout the year in Grand Junction, Colorado for missionary singles, couples and families.
  • Counseling and workshops for pastors and their families in Colorado
  • Available to travel to other countries to work with missionary and NGO teams


Carl and JoLynn Krause have a wide experience in pastoring churches, teaching and counseling. Since 2002 they have directed and provided counseling services and retreats for missionaries in conjunction with Barnabas Zentrum in Austria. Beginning in 2012, they are 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.

The Krauses have been in ministry together for over 40 years. Carl holds a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy degrees 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.

What Others are Saying...

"You provided professional counseling from a perspective of those who have also served in cross-cultural ministry. Your expertise, as well as the time set apart and free of interruptions for this counsel, proved to be invaluable to us...We're putting the advice into practical action and we are sure that God has moved us further along in our journey to restoration...Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

"I appreciate the ministry of Barnabas Zentrum . . . it is a heartfelt vision to come alongside the wounded warrior . . . it is gained through experience and empowered by God. You are the medics coming to aid in the heat of battle. Attrition is high here; I am sure many of us would not still be here if it were not for you." -- BZ attendee


Carl and JoLynn KrauseContact Carl and JoLynn Krause at: Barnabas Zentrum

In Europe and the U.S.:  Barnabas Zentrum
email: barnabaszentrum@juno.com

 Vonage phone: 970-986-4220
 U.S. cell:            970-201-9400

 817 Falcon Way Suite 210
 Grand Junction, Colorado 81506