Remembering Laurie Bloomquist

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that a dear friend of this organization, Laurie Bloomquist, has passed away. Laurie was a faithful volunteer to Expansion International, joining us on five medical mission trips over the years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015). She was a joy to be around and radiated the sweet kindness of Jesus Christ, whom she loved so dearly.


Laurie was an assistant professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon, where she also ran her own private counseling practice. Originally from Boise, Laurie made frequent trips to see her family including her sister and nephew, Lisa and Milo, who also passed away.

We honor Laurie for a beautiful life lived in complete surrender to the Lord and for her heart to love all people, including those in Kenya. You will be deeply missed, friend!