A veteran of CBFNC Campus Minister, Lauren Hovis spent her undergrad years involved in the CSF (now CBSF) at UNC Chapel Hill, worked as a staffer at Passport Boston and Passport Malawi, interned for Student.Go in Washington, DC and Kenya, and spent many spring breaks with fellow CSFers across North Carolina on international and domestic service and mission trips. After graduating with a BA in Political Science and Global Studies from UNC, she moved to Washington, DC and interned for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. After her stint with the BJC, she channeled her passion for the world in getting an MA in international affairs (with a concentration in African Studies and international development) from American University along with working for ActionAid, an international development organization devoted to ending poverty and injustice worldwide. During graduate school she also worked in the political/economic section at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
She currently works as a research analyst for the Africa division of the US Trade and Development Agency. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC and serves on the Coordinating Council of Mid-Atlantic CBF and the Missions Council of CBF Global.
David Warren is a native of Richmond, VA, and calls home Charleston, SC, and is a current student at Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary pursing both Masters of Music in Church Music concentrating on Conducting and Masters of Divinity degrees. David graduated from Carson-Newman University with a B.M. in Church Music and served the university in the office of Community Life and Worship. He also served on staff at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, TN. For the last four summers, David has served with PASSPORT Camps as a Bible Study Leader and a Worship Coordinator. In addition to his studies, he keeps an active schedule leading youth groups and congregations around the country through worship for various retreats and special events. David loves to engage and interact with students and adults, worship leaders, and worshippers about our holistic worship in the church, discussing styles of music, and dialoguing with people about our work in the local and larger church and our calls in life, wherever that may be.