Paul grew up in a strong Christian home that was very supportive of missions. When he was 13 years old, he committed to serving cross-culturally. He started Bible school, but later realized that his gifts were stronger in trades, so he pursued trades and looked for ways to use his skills and passion for the poor and marginalized cross-culturally.

Chantelle always had a passion to work with the poor, and as she came into relationship with Christ in her teen years, she realized that physical development help for the poor alone was unbalanced and looked to incorporate spiritual growth and everlasting hope. Chantelle has a Master’s in International Development and is passionate about partnering with community champions and holistic development.

In 2008, they went to Niger, Africa with the C&MA and stayed until 2017 as part of the Desert Sand team, running development and education programs while heavily invested in mentoring and advocacy. Now they have moved to the Asian Spice region to work with the Rohingya.