Ministries | Chiang Mai

Campus Outreach Chiang Mai, Thailand

Campus Outreach Chiang Mai is an expansion team that Campus Outreach Khon Kaen launched in mid-2013. Gary Alward, who has served in Thailand since 1997, is the Director of the team. Chiang Mai was founded over 700 years ago and is currently the 2nd largest city in Thailand. It is considered the cultural hub of Northern Thailand. There are 5 major universities in the city. The team began its ministry at Chiang Mai University. It is considered the 3rd best school in the country and has over 30 thousand students.

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US Mailing Address and Contact Information
Campus Outreach Chiang Mai
PO Box 43591
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 776-5516


Gary and Robin Alward
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Gary and Robin were impacted by Campus Outreach during their time as college students at the University of Virginia and Wake Forrest University. After 5 years on CO stateside staff in Augusta, GA they decided to join the CO team in Bangkok, Thailand to reach those who have never heard the gospel. After 7 years they moved to Khon Kaen, Thailand to join this expansion team from the original Bangkok team.  Eight years later they lead an expansion team to Chiang Mai, Thailand. The team has Thai, Australian and American staff. The Alwards have four children: Robert, Ellie, John and Becca.


Bob and Courtney McGregor
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Bob and Courtney were on staff with Campus Outreach from 2007 to 2010 in Birmingham. They moved to Khon Kaen, Thailand in 2011 where they served until 2013 at Khon Kaen University. The McGregor's are part of Campus Outreach's expansion to Chiang Mai where they continue to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Thai college students.


Dan and Kimi Lewis
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Dan and Kimi were on staff with Campus Outreach from 2010 to 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. Dan is from England and Kimi is from Sydney and somehow by God's good intentions they both ended up in Brisbane and now in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They are excited about building disciples and disciple makers among Thai college students.


Laura Watkins
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Laura grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn't until her freshman year at the University of Minnesota that she began to understand the depth of her sin and her need for a personal Savior.  As she grew in her relationship with Christ and got more involved with Campus Outreach and Bethlehem Baptist Church, she began to desire to minister among the unreached peoples of the world.  Laura joined the CO Minneapolis staff team after graduating in 2006 and sought to share the Gospel and disciple women at the University of MN (2006-2008) and then Northwestern College (2009-2011).  In 2011 she moved to Khon Kaen to join the CO team there.  She's excited to be a part of the CO Chiang Mai team and prays that God would use the team to develop and send out many Thai Gospel laborers into all of Thailand and Southeast Asia.


Bow - Siripha Aruenpong
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Bow grew up in a Thai-Chinese Buddhist family, and she never heard the Gospel before until she went to study at Khon Kaen University. She has been a Christian for about 6 years ever since God revealed Himself to her. She worked with Campus  Outreach Khon Kaen from 2010 to 2012.  She feels privileged  serving the Lord with the team and especially to see and be  part of God's wonderful works to bring back his people in this  country that hardly know about Jesus. She is excited to serve God by bringing the Gospel to more Thai people and build more laborers in Thailand!


Kana - Niranat Singhapal
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Kana grew up in a Buddhist family in Northeastern Thailand.  While she attended a Catholic high school she was not very interested in Christianity.  That changed her first year of college at Northeastern University in Khon Kaen when she met a group of American CCP (Cross Cultural Project) students and a Thai CO staff woman.  They spent time befriending her and sharing the Gospel, and she quickly saw God's love and her own need for a Savior, Jesus Christ.  Throughout college she was discipled by Honey, a CO staff woman, and helped lead in the ministry.  After graduation, she worked a year and was involved in Covenant Church Khon Kaen's Community team.  She moved across the country and is excited to trust God in new ways as part of CO Chiang Mai.


Rung - Thiemjan Thongla
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Rung is from Nakhonratchasima (aka Khorat), but lived most of her life in Bangkok. She attended Rajaphat Chankasem University and came to Christ there at a CO retreat and was discipled by an American CO staff woman. After graduating in 2000, she worked in accounting and volunteered with CO. She moved to Khon Kaen in 2004 to work with CO by helping with finances in the office, as well as sharing the Gospel and discipling girls. In May 2013, she married Bomb who was already living in Chiang Mai. She felt that God called her to be a part of the team and wanted to use all her experience in ministry. She wants to see students at Chiang Mai University come to know God and then serve Him all over Thailand and in other countries in the future.


Aaron Webb
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Aaron grew up in a Christian home but it wasn’t until his freshman year at college when he truly gave his life to Christ. He became involved in Campus Outreach and served within the ministry at Tech all 4 years. During his senior year he particularly enjoyed sharing the gospel with international students on Tech’s campus from all over the world, including Thailand, and saw the need for missionaries in Thailand. Aaron is excited to be apart of sharing the gospel with the students at Chiang Mai University.


Austin Williams
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Austin went to Tennessee Tech from 2011 to 2015 where he got involved with some fellow students who challenged him to grow in the Lord. During his four years, God did grow him in many ways and gave him a heart for the nations, calling him to serve overseas. He is a part of a short term team with Campus Outreach and is excited to serve the Lord in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


James Dooley
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James Dooley became a follower of Christ at the age of 18. He graduated Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently on full time staff with Camus Outreach in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His passion is to love Jesus and see others grow into maturity in that love.


Kelsey Belt
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As a military kid, Kelsey grew up all over the United States. She eventually went to Southeast Missouri State University where she got involved with Campus Outreach during her last two years of school. It was through her experience with Campus Outreach that she became convinced of the need to give her life to sharing the Gospel. After graduating in 2015, Kelsey joined the Campus Outreach team at Chiang Mai, Thailand to continue sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Taylor Bailey
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Taylor Bailey made the commitment to follow Jesus Christ during her time at Tennessee Technological University. By working with her local church and becoming involved with Campus Outreach, she began to realize the desperate need for the gospel around the world. After a few short term missions trips, God's call in her life became evident. Graduating in May of 2015, Taylor made the decision to go on staff with Campus Outreach. In 2016, she moved to Thailand to join the CO team in Chiang Mai. Taylor is honored to be a part of a team that loves the Thai people and desires to see them have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Taylor Wilson
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Taylor Wilson is Nashville, TN. He attended Tennessee Tech University and graduated with a degree in Informational Systems. During his first year at University, God opened his eyes to the truth of Jesus Christ. After seeking more of what it looked like to follow Christ he knew that he wanted Christ to be made known. As he move forward in life, he want his life characterized by decisions that allow him to glorify Christ.



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Grace International School

The CO Chiang Mai team has partnered with Grace International School to provide quality education to staff children on the CO Chiang Mai team and others located in Chiang Mai. We are actively seeking individuals interested in serving with Grace International School as a teacher. For more detailed information, please visit the following links:

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