Dr. Matthew Elliott, President and Board Member
Matthew has led Oasis for over two decades. He has a BA in Economics and MA in New Testament Studies from Wheaton College, and a MT in New Testament and PhD in New Testament from University of Aberdeen and was ordained at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of Faithful Feelings: Rethinking Emotion in the New Testament (InterVarsity UK/Kregel) and Feel (Tyndale House). Matthew, his wife, Laura, and three children reside in the Chicago area.
Natalie Cameron, Executive Assistant
Natalie has a heart for ministry both personally and professionally as seen through her various experiences in churches, office settings, and adult and children’s ministries. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and lives with her husband Bradley in the Chicago area.
Jeremy Johnson, COO and Vice President of Publishing and Distribution
Jeremy is 30+ year veteran of the global printing and publishing industry, he is dedicated to equipping God’s people with the Bible and life-changing resources that they may be complete and prepared for every good work (2 Tim 3:17). He is responsible for sales, marketing, the various aspects of publishing, and provides financial and operational support for Oasis. Jeremy lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Amy and three children.
Nyambura Kamau, Publishing Coordinator and Africa Study Bible Launch Manager
Nyambura preaches and teaches at her local church and is passionate about developing contextualized biblical discipleship resources that root Christians in their faith. Nyambura is currently completing her Master of Divinity at International Leadership University in Nairobi. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies from Regent College, Canada and a BA in Management Studies from Moi University, Kenya.
Crispian Kirk, Director of Partnerships
Prior to Oasis, Cris served as President and CEO of OIC International which operated vocational and farming enterprises in over 20 countries in Africa. He also founded Pangea Markets, an international direct to African and Latin American markets recycled consumer goods social enterprise. Cris is returning to the publishing industry after working as a door-to-door salesman, while still in college, for Southwestern Publishing Group. Cris lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three beautiful girls.
Laura Livingston, Resource Development Officer
During 34 years of living in West Africa Laura was a guest lecturer, scholarship administrator, and director of the women’s educational program at the Yamoussoukro Bible Institute and the West Africa Alliance Seminary (FATEAC), director of a trauma healing program, and on the board of the NGO Women, Light and Life. She has a BS in Biblical Education from Columbia International University, a MA in Theological Studies from Liberty University Seminary and is Consecrated to Ministry by the C&MA. Laura and her husband Jeter live in Wheaton, IL and have four children and eight grandchildren.
Tammy Martin, Accounting and Systems Manager
Tammy is responsible for maintaining various information systems that track inventory, and royalty payments. These systems help deploy Oasis titles across multiple distribution channels. She has more than two decades of experience in office administration and management. Tammy and her husband Joe live in the Nashville, TN area and have two children and three grandchildren.
Steve Nelson, Director of Development and Empowering African Voices Campaign Director and Secretary for Oasis’s Board of Directors
Steve has been leading and managing teams who are tackling social problems with business solutions for over 25 years. Prior to Oasis, Steve recruited companies to join the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, and served on the leadership team with Opportunity International. Steve, his wife Sharon, and their four children reside in the Chicago area.
Hannah Rasmussen, Associate Acquisitions Editor
Hannah grew up as a missionary kid in Tanzania and Kenya. She studied English and Sociology at Macalester College, and is pursuing an MA in Biblical Studies part-time at Africa International University in Nairobi. Hannah was an editorial manager of the Africa Study Bible and is the author of Good News about Gender: A Bible Study for Young Adults.
Board of Directors
Dean Merrill, Chair, and best-selling author, editor, and publisher
Modupe Ehirim, Board Member of Oasis, and Founder and Marriage Coach at The Right Fit Marriage Academy, and former President of Christian Booksellers Association of Nigeria and Hidden Treasures Bookstore
Edward Elliott, Interim Chair and Co-Founder of Oasis
Matthew Elliott, Board Member of Oasis, and President of Oasis
Virginia Elliott, Board Member and Co-Founder of Oasis
John Feyerer, Treasurer of Oasis, and Vice President and Director of Invesco PowerShares
Harriet Hill, Board Member of Oasis, and Program Director for the Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society
Janice Muchai, Board Member of Oasis, and a Leadership and Management professional with Tume Middle African Consulting
Steve Nelson, Secretary of Oasis, and Director of Development and Empowering African Voices Campaign Director at Oasis
Steve Potratz, Board Member of Oasis, and former President of Parable Group, Inc.
C. Jeffrey Wright, Board Member of Oasis, and CEO of Urban Ministries, Inc.