Paul and Lorie have been married for 10 years and have two children.  Rylie is 10 years old and Hudson is 7.  They met at Toccoa Falls College where they both studied Cross-Cultural Studies with the intent of working full-time overseas with the C&MA.  They became missionary candidates with the C&MA and after beginning their home service in a church in Wyoming in 2005, their daughter was later diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.  They have continued to serve in C&MA churches in full-time ministry for the last 9 years.  Paul has been a youth pastor and they have been active members of the missions committee at their church.  After accepting they would not be going overseas themselves, God continued to keep missions on their hearts and lead them in a direction of mobilization.  As they were presented with the opportunity of Envision Site Coordinators in Cleveland, it became clear that this was the direction God was leading them.  It is not exactly what they “envisioned” when they answered God’s call to missions on their lives all those years ago, but it is what God had in mind all along.


Refugee & Immigrant Outreach
Community Development
Church Partnership
Urban Leadership Training
English Teaching
Youth & Kids Ministry


Envision Cleveland seeks to connect people with the heart of God for the city through partnering with local urban ministries and organizations. We feel the call to empower local ministries, see communities transformed and to see the Church multiplied throughout Cleveland. We would love for you to join us as we seek to advance His kingdom in this great city.

Hundreds of refugee families arrive in Cleveland annually. Our Envision team has the unique opportunity to reach people from all over the world, including Somalia, Iraq, Bhutan and Burma. We also partner with dozens of Alliance churches and urban ministries in the city, providing practical assistance, people and prayer to further empower their kingdom work. You can learn more on their website,

Trip Cost: $475/person for a 7-day trip

Intern Cost: $800 per month

Read more in our site manual!