Oasis International


Oasis Leadership


Dr. Matthew Elliott, President and Board of Directors Member

Matthew serves as President of Oasis and Project Director for the Africa Study Bible. 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. He was ordained at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois under Dr. Kent Hughes. 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 serves Oasis as the Executive Assistant, assisting the executive staff in daily administrative tasks, fundraising, communications, and travel coordination. She cares deeply for people and loves helping teams run with excellence. She has a heart for ministry both professionally and personally as seen through her various experiences in churches, office settings, and worship, 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

Jeremy serves Oasis as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. A 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 coordinates the country launches of the Africa Study Bible, and assists the COO/VP of Publishing and Distribution in his daily activities and in the implementation of Oasis’s publishing and distribution operations. Nyambura also 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

Cris serves Oasis as Director of Partnerships. Prior to Oasis, he 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 served as the Managing Director of Bantu Consulting, an International Advisory, as well as the Owner of Partners Title a Real Estate Title and Escrow Company. He served as Chief Legislative Counsel and Director of International Affairs for the NAACP. 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

Laura is the Resource Development Officer, connecting people passionate about Satisfying Africa’s Thirst for God’s Word with Oasis. During 34 years of living in West Africa she 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 the Accounting and Systems Manager, and manages Oasis’s accounting. She 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 is the EAV Campaign Director and Director of Development. He 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, helping its member CEOs forge strategic identities rooted in a meaningful purpose. He previously served on the leadership team with Opportunity International responsible for corporate partnerships and philanthropic strategies. Steve has traveled extensively internationally and has an enriched perspective on global issues and how to meet the needs of the underprivileged. Steve, his wife Sharon, and their four children reside in the Chicago area.

Hannah Rasmussen, Associate Acquisitions Editor

As Associate Acquisitions Editor, Hannah identifies potential authors and works with them to craft a finished book. 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.


Edward Elliott, Interim Chair and Co-Founder of Oasis

Modupe Ehirim, Board Member at 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

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 at Oasis, and Program Director for the Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society

Janice Muchai, Board Member at Oasis, and a Leadership and Management professional with Tume Middle African Consulting

Steve Potratz, Board Member at Oasis, and former President of Parable Group, Inc.

C. Jeffrey Wright, Board Member at Oasis, and CEO of Urban Ministries, Inc.