Vince Burens

Vince Burens, Vice President Eastern Division & Senior Consultant, brings over 23 years of fundraising, strategic planning, and executive leadership experience to draw from in his work with The FOCUS Group. Previously, he worked for over two decades in collegiate ministry.  He held various roles including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, President, and ultimately CEO.  During Viince’s time as CEO, he led strategic planning processes that catalyzed the organization to move from having a regional footprint to a national presence on over 150 campuses, in partnership with churches.  During this expansion, he also led their first ever successful comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Vince has had the privilege of being one of Praxis Labs first Scale Fellows as well as being the Chairman of the Board of a regional Fellows program. He also serves on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations related to young adult faith and leadership development.  He received his B.A. degree in Urban Development, Political Science, and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and has done graduate work at Trinity School for Ministry, where he is an adjunct professor. He and his wife, Lori, have 2 children. Vince enjoys coaching soccer, having been a high-level club and high school coach for over twenty years.  He is also a third generation winemaker and appreciates having a good walk spoiled by a round of golf.

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