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Collection 554 Oral History Interview with Drazen Glavas

Identifier: CN 554

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Dražen Glavaš in which he describes his childhood in Croatia; the Roman Catholic Church in Croatia; his conversion while at university; various experiences working for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), including a year in Moscow; the war in Croatia in the early 1990s; the development of a ministry among university students in that county; observations on American Christianity compared with Croatia. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1968-1998.

Dražen Glavaš was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 16 and 23, 1998 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 1998

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Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Dražen Glavaš

Birth: April 24, 1968 in Nova Gradiska, Croatia (then part of Yugoslavia)

Death: December 2, 2017


Parents: Stank and Ljubcia Glavaš

Marital Status: Married to Jodi Rade Schroder Glavaš

Children: Three sons, Dominik, Andrej, Jan

Conversion: While at university


1993 - University of Zagreb, BA, Economics

1999 - Wheaton College, Masters in Communications

2012 - Wheaton College, Masters in Evangelism & Leadership


1991-1992 - Part of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) Year Team in Moscow, Russia

1992-1993 - Assisted with the publishing program of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia. Edited the student magazine Korak

1993-1997 - International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (national name of ZES changed to STEP in this period) – General Secretary

1999-2001 - Renewing Our Minds Initiative – Program Director

2001-? - Professor, Private Business College Vern’, Zagreb; President, Partner Business Association, Zagreb

Other significant information:

Leader of the Youth track of the Evangelical Alliance of Croatia and a member of the board of the Alliance; Croatia national coordinator of European Disability Symposium; a founder of the Christian Businessmen’s Association in Croatia; member of the Gideons.


4.00 Audio Tapes

234 Minutes

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