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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.

DSC_0531-2Sarah Barnett, Director

Sarah grew up in New Orleans and has felt called to missions since she was in high school. She has traveled all over the world but always manages to find her way back home. She is passionate about social justice, especially concerning the welfare of children both here and around the world. Sarah is a recent graduate of NOBTS, and like any New Orleans girl, she loves jazz, crawfish, and cafe au lait.


DSC_0561-2Evan Anderson, Marketing Coordinator

Evan was born and raised in southeast Louisiana. He was first called to MissionLab in the summer of 2009 as a summer missionary and has had a heart for the program and its ministry in the city ever since. In his spare time, Evan can usually be found doing one or several of the following: reading books, writing stories, camping, kayaking, drinking too much coffee, eating too much food, exploring the city, or playing guitar with The Grace Well.

DSC_0551-2Bob Jackson, Associate Director – Adult and Family Programs

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.


DSC_0549-2Pete Harbin, Ministry Site Coordinator

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 is now pursuing an M. Div. in Missions from NOBTS. He enjoys time in the water whether that be swimming in the ocean or going on a boat in the lake.


DSC_0540Ryan WattsVideographer

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 four years.