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Aaron & Laura Demers
Aaron & Laura

Aaron: Program Director

Aaron grew up as a Fort missionary kid until 6 years old, while Laura first experienced Fort through youth winter retreats with her Church. Some years later both ended up back there, Laura leading worship for various camps and serving as an RA for TruNorth/summer staff, and Aaron volunteering for a few weeks in the Summer of 2018, which just so happened to be the same summer Laura was there. It only took a few rounds of sheepshead and a lot of prayer for the two of them to end up married in June of the following year.  God has continued to put the ministry of Fort on their hearts and they are excited to be joining staff with their two boys, Jeremiah and Isaiah in October of 2024.

Fast Facts

The last 4 years they have been living in South Carolina, where Aaron has been teaching Nuclear Power for the Navy. Laura has a degree in tuba performance, but currently her toddlers play her tuba more than her!

Fort Firsts

Laura first tried paddleboarding at camp. Aaron’s camp firsts include cross-country skiing and horseback riding.

What passage of scripture is meaningful to your family? “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” -Psalm 16:11

What is your favorite Fort memory?

Aaron: After many years of being away from Fort, I encountered God there on a fall retreat in a really impactful way, leading me to come back the following summer as a volunteer.

Laura: My times I’ve spent alone there waiting on the Lord. I have never heard God speak so clearly as my mornings with Him the summer I led worship there, along with a few other specific times I’ve had there seeking His guidance/direction. Thankful for that space!

If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why? Aaron: I’d be a spork, while not actually used in the kitchen, it sure is great on a backpacking trip!