Vivian Mabuni

Vivian Mabuni joined staff with Cru 28 years ago and served on the UC Berkeley and UCLA campuses and currently serves with Epic, the Asian American ministry of Cru. A national conference and retreat speaker, Vivian is passionate about seeing God raise up a generation of leaders (especially in the Asian American community) who will influence the college campus as well as families, churches, communities and the world.

Her first book, “Warrior In Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community and the God Who Comforts” (Discovery House Publishers) released in April 2014. Vivian is a writer for SheReadsTruth and speaker for IF:Gathering.

Married 25 years to her husband, Darrin, and mom to three wonderful kids, Jonathan (23), Michael (20), and Julia (15). They live in Mission Viejo, California along with their German Shepherd, Koa.

Topics Include
Faith I Cross-Cultural I Community
Possible Formats
Keynote I Panels I Retreats

Past Engagements

  • IF:Gathering
  • QCommons
  • Catalyst Conference
  • Cru Winter Conferences

Travel Info

Departing From:
Mission Viejo, CA



Vivian did a fantastic job of bringing to life how the lessons learnt as a cancer survivor can be transferred into the work place and home life to help cope with the constant pressure and change we face under difficult circumstances. There was a real buzz in the room after her presentation, with several people asking to purchase her book and wanting to directly thank her for such an inspirational presentation.
— Stacy Davis, Director of Events and Fundraising, Susan G. Komen Orange County
Vivian is a mix of two of my favorite things: compassionate and bold. Her leadership is needed in this generation, not only as a woman of color, but as a pure-hearted, fiery lover of Jesus.
— Jennie Allen, author of Nothing to Prove, founder of IF:Gathering
Vivian is a passionate and compelling communicator. She preaches and teaches with Biblical depth, personal stories, and practical insight. Add these talents to her love for people, vast leadership experience across cultures, and contexts and generations. Vivian is a gift to the wider church and an asset to any event or conference.
— Jo Saxton, co-pastor of Mission Point Church, chair of 3DMovements board, speaker, author