Jeremy Courtney

chief executive officer & Founder

Jeremy Courtney is founder and CEO of Preemptive Love, a global organization providing relief, jobs, and community to end war. For the past 15 years, Jeremy has served families on the frontlines of the world’s biggest crises—the rise of ISIS in Iraq, civil war in Syria, and the refugee crisis on the US-Mexico border. 

Jeremy is the author of two acclaimed books, Love Anyway: An Invitation Beyond a World That’s Scary as Hell and Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time. He is a sought-after speaker and authority on peacemaking, conflict resolution, and the integration of activism, spirituality, and leadership. 

From the main stage at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to more intimate venues across the globe, Jeremy offers a compelling vision—forged on the frontlines of conflict—for how we can heal what’s tearing us apart. His work has been featured on CNN, the BBC, Fox News, The Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Jeremy lives in Iraq with his wife Jessica, co-founder of Preemptive Love, and their two children, Emma and Micah.

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