Luke Cawley (Director)

luke romLuke Cawley has overall responsibility for the daily operations of Chrysolis and cofounded the organization in 2012, along with some of the current board of trustees.

Luke is a British writer and speaker, who has founded numerous new (missional) Christian communities on various university campuses.

He enjoys thoughtful engagement with people who wouldn’t normally consider Jesus as an option for their lives, including – over the past few years – at the Burning Man festival, in theatres, bars, cafes and restaurants, and most often in universities.

For many years a staff member with two national movements of IFES, Luke has an MA in Evangelism & Leadership from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies, concentrated in Christian Apologetics, from Oxford University.

Luke is also a former newspaper columnist who now writes primarily on issues of Christian mission and apologetics. His first book, The Myth of the Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians, and the Spiritual but not Religiouswas published by InterVarsity Press in 2016. His second book, Campus Lights, is published by Muddy Pearl, and was launched at the 2019 IFES World Assembly in Limpopo, South Africa.

His latest book, Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis: Thriving in the COVID-19 Pandemic, which he co-edited together with Kristi Mair, was published by InterVarsity Press in May 2020.

He is a member of the Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities of Europe (FEUER) and an associate evangelist of Luis Palau’s Next Generation Alliance. His website is here.

He is married to Whitney, who teaches at a small private school, and they have three young children.


Chrysolis’ Luke Cawley being interviewed by popular Canadian broadcaster Lorna Dueck.

(Chrysolis is UK Registered Charity 1152787)