Meet Drew Crandall
Drew Crandall was born in Bridgeport and grew up in the Tri-State area. Like many Baby Boomers, he left church when he was a teenager. After graduating from Simsbury High School and the University of Connecticut at Storrs, Drew was busy climbing what he thought was the ladder of success when, in his late 20's, he started dating a woman who was a Christ follower. She introduced him to the difference between religion and relationship.
After exploring the claims of Christ for nearly two years, Drew was born again on June 8, 1985 at a Christian business breakfast in East Windsor. Since that morning, Drew has known that he is called to be a "minister in the marketplace." He owns and operates Keep In Touch, a marketing and media business in Vernon, and leads Northeast Christians At Work, a regional workplace ministry. He also leads the East of the River business leader group of the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International. A year after his new birth, Drew married Dawn, the woman who played such a significant role in his spiritual awakening. She has been faithfully by his side ever since.
Drew is a long-time friend of WIHS. Years ago, our News Director, Paul Kretschmer, called Drew "ubiquitous" and the term fits. Drew is a seasoned print, radio, television and online journalist and speaker. He directs Jacob's Well Christian Coffeehouse, leads the Connecticut Alliance for Christian Arts, Creation Coalition of Connecticut and JesusFest. He worships at Union Church in Rockville, where he serves on the church council and plays percussion in the praise band. For solitude in the midst of his high-energy life, Drew and Dawn live in a cozy log home nestled in the hilly woods of Ellington.
Updated: February 2017