Despite attempts to hide his native accent, Laurence is actually British. After moving with his family to DFW at age 10, he attended UNT and graduated with a BBA in Business. Laurence played the role of resident nerd and board gamer while on staff at UTD for 5 years, before leading our team at SMU. When not talking about C. S. Lewis, Laurence is passionate about investing in students and equipping them to be outward focused. He is married to Sarah and they have a dog baby named Goliath.
Amber started off her college experience spending most of her day locked in a study room, convincing herself that straight-A’s were the way to salvation. It wasn’t until her junior year in nursing school, when she got her first B (and maybe cried), that she found FOCUS and realized God had so much more in store for her than a perfect report card. Blown away by what God was doing through FOCUS on other campuses and how it had changed her heart, she decided to start FOCUS at TWU Dallas. After graduation, she decided to continue to serve as a corefa while working as a nurse. In 2019, Amber completed the FOCUS apprenticeship at SMU and learned so much about God, herself and doing campus ministry! And she loved it so much that she decided to stay on the FOCUS staff part-time to continue ministry on the SMU and TWU Dallas campuses!