Lawrence Jacobs (USA), Vice-President and Managing Director, World Congress of Families

D. Jacobs Lawrence (USA), Vice-President and Managing Director, World Congress for Families

Vice-President and Managing Director, World Congress of Families


Lawrence D. Jacobs has two Master’s degrees from Yale University, in economics (M.A.) and natural resource policy (M.F.S.), and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa, in environmental science from Allegheny College.

He also is the managing director of the World Congress of Families and vice-president of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.
Lawrence D.Jacobs has been the primary international organizer for the last three World Congress of Families (III, VI and V) events, and coordinates activities with WCF partners and contacts in more than 65 countries.

Mr. Jacobs is also the founder and CEO of Jabez Consulting, a nonprofit consulting business that assists crisis-pregnancy centers and non-profit organizations with medical services, medicaid reimbursement, business strategies, development and community-relationship building.
He is the former president, CEO and development director of Healthy Beginnings, a medical practice and health-care ministry that worked with more than 18 pro-life pregnancy centers in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.

In 2006, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. He was also honored as one of the “Top 40 Leaders Under 40” by the Cincinnati Business Courier in 2003.