Chris and Lauren's Story

Meet Chris Turpaud, World Orphans Guatemala Economic Empowerment Coordinator, and Lauren Turpaud, Guatemala Church Partnership Coordinator. This dynamic couple joined World Orphans in September 2015. They coordinate World Orphans teams that travel to Guatemala, assist in the planning of trips, lead/disciple team members, provide our primary link to AMG Guatemala, and work alongside the Guatemalan pastors and AMG staff to care for the families in Home Based Care. A highlight of their role will be submersion in Guatemala’s beautiful culture and learning more about the country and people they are serving.

Lauren holds a bachelors degree in human development and family studies and was formerly a program manager for a nonprofit that worked to empower adults with special needs. Chris holds a bachelors degree in construction management and was an assistant superintendent for a paving company. The Turpauds have been married for three years and already have countless adventures. They enjoy everything about being outdoors: swimming, biking, backpacking, climbing, and hiking. Chris enjoys creating, writing, reading, and playing soccer. Lauren enjoys photography, cooking, scrapbooking, reading, and playing sports.