Staff

Thomas Aly - CEO & Founder

thomasaly@livemissions.org

Thomas grew up in Early, Texas and graduated from Early High School in 2010. He attended Hardin-Simmons University and received a Bachelors degree in ministry with a minor in missions. After completing his degree in 2014, Thomas served four years as youth minister at First Baptist Church, Albany, Tx. During his time in Albany, he was responsible for leading both youth and adults on trips to multiple countries in Africa. He and his wife, Jordan, were married in June 2013. They have two beautiful children, a daughter named Laney, and a son named Jett.

 

 

 

Laura Grametbaur - Administrative Assistant

lauragrametbaur@livemissions.org

After graduating from West Texas State University, Laura began her career as the Junior High & High School choral director in Denver City, Texas. From 1991-2017, Laura served at Cooper High School, Jefferson Middle School, and Clack Middle School in Abilene, Texas. In 2017, Laura retired from Abilene ISD completing 28 years educating students at the secondary level. Laura currently attends First Baptist Church, Abilene, where she is an active member of the Sanctuary Choir. She enjoys crafting, scrapbooking & organizing and cooking. Her favorite activity is baking for family & friends.

 

Taryn Smith - Marketing Director

Tarynsmith@livemissions.org

Taryn has lived in Abilene, Tx. her entire life with her husband Caleb. She graduated from Abilene High in 2003 and went on to ACU for college where she graduated with a degree in Education. Taryn works as a hairstylist alongside her mom, but her main focus is raising her 3 precious kiddos Layla, Cason, and Dak! She has a passion for Christ and building meaningful relationships for the kingdom.