Our team is invested in New Orleans – we live here, go to church here, serve our neighbors and live out the Gospel in the city we love. Investing in relationships year-round is what makes MissionLab different, and you can trust that the work will continue even after you’ve left New Orleans.
At the end of the day, we’re about the Gospel of Jesus Christ changing the lives of real people. In a city where the need is so evident, we can’t help but be moved to act. We see the Gospel at work and we see our city becoming stronger and more hopeful because of it.
Pete was born and raised in Northport, AL. He went on his first international mission trip at the age of 15 and has had a passion for overseas missions ever since. He graduated from The University of Alabama in 2010, ROLL TIDE. He then volunteered with the mission organization The Grain Game for two years. He received his M. Div. in Missions from NOBTS in 2015. He enjoys time in the water whether that be swimming in the ocean or going on a boat in the lake.
Ryan Watts, Videographer
Ryan is a New Orleans native who loves all the different adventures that this city has to offer. He enjoys all the festivals that happen in NOLA, taking in the music, the good food, and the culture. Ryan can also be found supporting New Orleans’ major sports teams, both the Pelicans and the Saints. When Ryan needs to get away and relax away from school, you’ll find him playing basketball, kayaking, riding his biking, or finding interesting places in the city to video. He enjoys house music and EDM, especially Avicii. Ryan is a student at the University of Louisiana Lafayette where he’s working on a degree in Moving Image Arts, and he’s been doing video work for about five years.
Taylor Broadbent is from the Great City of Titusville, Florida. He is an alumni of Florida State University, and from there moved to New Orleans to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree at NOBTS, while being part of church planting efforts in the city. Taylor fell in love with the city as a missionary with Generation Send with NAMB. He recently moved to the city on January 1, 2018. Taylor is an avid New England Patriots fan, admires the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and is quite the explorer. He loves the City and People of New Orleans, and hopes others will fall in love with this city while on mission.
Bob has served with MissionLab since September 2005. He has a passion for missions, having served with the International Mission Board for ten years working among Muslims in restricted access countries. Bob has a pastor’s heart and desires to lead others to have a passion for missions and reaching the lost for Christ. Bob is a graduate of NOBTS, and New Orleans is his hometown.
Steven was born and raised in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He has served with MissionLab as a summer missionary in 2013 and 2014, and as a summer intern 2015 and 2016. During his free time, Steven likes exploring the city, checking out some of the live music and festivals, and spending time with his friends. He’s a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints, the LA Tech Bulldogs, and the LSU Tigers. Steven graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2015 with a B.S. in Marketing, and has lived in New Orleans ever since.
Loren Aldridge, Administrative Assistant
Loren was born and raised in Meadville, MS. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in PR. Loren developed a heart for foreign and local missions after participating in several mission projects in her hometown and traveling to Vancouver, Canada to work with Middle Eastern Refugees. She enjoys working with children and women in the local church. She is passionate about seeing the Kingdom of God grow through discipleship, sharing the love of Jesus Christ, and teaching the Word of God. Loren moved to New Orleans in Feb. 2018 to continue pursuing her Masters of Divinity Standard and to better serve the city that she has come to love. In her free time you can find her practicing photography as she explores the city, spending time with friends and family, participating in outdoor activities, or going to a sporting event.