Paul & Lori Vernon (Thailand)

Serving Southeast Asia



Welcome! We are Paul and Lori Vernon and are serving as FMI missionaries to Southeast Asia. Originally from Colorado and Oregon, our home has been Chiangrai, Thailand since 2005. All three of our amazing children (Abi, Izi, Jak) were born here in Thailand and have a international heritage and a global family. We supported by people and churches like you from around the globe and have been commissioned to serve the people and churches in the nations of Southeast Asia.


Paul - March 17
Lori - May 5
Abi - August 10
Izi - October 13
Jak - December 31

Paul & Lori - August 5


Restored Lives, Thriving Communities!

Our vision is to partner with Jesus to see lives restored to health and communities thrive in God's love and favor. Training leaders, caring for workers, and discipling others allows us to see this vision come to life. Our mission began as a ministry to the 2.5 million Akha people in Southeast Asia, and our roles have been expanded to share the tools of friendship, soul health, and kingdom community to churches and leaders who are a part of the 400 million people who call Southeast Asia home. We believe that everyone is invited to have a personal connection with God, a lifelong journey from strangers to friends with the Loving Creator of all things, and we are thankful to be able to serve the Kingdom to this end. 

Lori serves this mission through her role as a Bible teacher, board member, and mentor at Chiang Rai International Christian School, a family-oriented school serving families from 22 nations around the world. There she has the opportunity to shape the lives of future leaders and journey with them as they discover their Loving Father.

Paul serves this mission by serving as the Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator. In this role his focus is on leadership development and pastoral care for indigenous and missionary workers, teaching and mentoring local and regional church leaders, walking alongside believers on their personal journeys to friendship with the Lord, and partnering with them to see the kingdom of heaven come to their neighborhoods and communities.


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