Laurie is originally from Canada (born in Toronto, then eight years in Montreal). Laurie was 14 when the Jordan family joined YWAM in 1976.
The Jordans were among the families who helped pioneer the YWAM Base in Kona, Hawaii that eventually became The University Of The Nations.
Laurie did her DTS on the Anastasis in Greece in 1981, and had the privilege of being on the maiden voyage from Greece to L.A. in 1982. Then in 1988 God called Laurie – together with her Mom & Dad (Donna & Peter) – to start YWAM Associates International in Vancouver, BC.
Laurie and her husband serve as full-time staff with YWAM Associates. They have one daughter, Ruth.