Cameron and Laurie went on their first internship with G.O.D. Int’l in 2005, and felt a specific call to serve full time in East Africa as a result. Realizing that such service must be preceded by a biblical education, they enrolled in the Institute, and graduated with missiology and biblical studies degrees, respectively. They married in 2006, and have been blessed with four children: Owen Matthew (2008), Charlotte Grace (2011), Amos Finley (2014), and Samuel Dolan (2016).
By trade, Cameron is a utility contractor with MCH Nashville. He is also the lead manager of G.O.D. East Africa, traveling to Uganda several times a year and communicating digitally with our team there whenever he's not with them. His practical gifts have greatly contributed to the sustainable building and gardening that have taken place on G.O.D.’s land plot in Uganda, as well as community garden and building projects at the G.O.D. headquarters in Nashville. When he’s not using his hands for building, he likes to use them to tell impassioned stories to make his friends laugh, play his guitar, and fish.
Laurie is currently the only female bible teacher at the Institute. Her red pen doesn’t only give feedback to students, but also many writers in the community, as she serves as the Director of Communications. Her writing, editing, and design skills have contributed towards the regularly published "Global Voice" newsletters as well as this website. Laurie has helped create the Resource Magazine for teachers in Uganda and offers counsel and support to Bible teachers at the Institute for G.O.D. East Africa.