After meeting on a blind date in 1984, their brief courtship has since transformed into a daily marital celebration. Having ministered together in Youth for Christ for 15 years, along with interviewing thousands of couples, they’ve gained tremendous insight into marriage and family issues. Now they’ve been presenting comedy infused marriage events for more than 20 years!
Growing up in Petoskey MI, Jay holds degrees in Biblical Literature and Music. Laura grew up in Atlanta Georgia (home of their famous blind date) and holds a degree in Social Ministries.
Both Jay and Laura previously served on staff at Youth for Christ, and recently served on staff at Mt Pleasant Community Church, coordinating their Marriage and Family care ministry. They are part of an exclusive group of certified instructors for Dynamic Communications International.
Together, Jay and Laura have written numerous books. They currently live in Michigan. They have two children: daughter, Grace, and son, Torrey who is married to Shana, a wonderful addition to the family. Jay & Laura founded Celebrate Ministries, Inc. in 1995.