Cameron and Sonia Norvell
Cameron and Sonia enjoy raising two wonderful children and ministering with The Navigators at Texas A&M. Sonia grew up in the Rio Grande Valley with Roman Catholic roots. Her faith blossomed before high school as she embraced a personal relationship with God by placing her faith in Christ. Cameron’s faith grew as a student at Texas A&M when God used a group of Navigators to help him develop a true walk with Christ. They have both been active in Grace Bible Church since they were married and moved to Aggieland in 2001. Besides serving in the ministry and discipling students, they enjoy fishing, disc golf, and spending time with people.
During his junior year at Texas A&M, Robert listened to a debate between Christians and Atheists that changed his life. After much internal debate and hearing Navigators testimonies, he started following Christ. Two years later, he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and immediately joined staff with The Navigators. One thing he loves about his job is explaining Scripture to help students work through questions and overcome obstacles. Robert also likes competitive board games, ping-pong, and ultimate frisbee.
Nicole came to trust Jesus at a young age through the influence of her parents. Her father was an Army officer and she lived many places across the country. She met her husband Marty (aka “Doc”), a computer science professor, while mentoring women in Officers’ Christian Fellowship, (a college ministry at the US Air Force Academy). Marty trusted Jesus as a young age but will tell you that college was a time of tremendous personal growth as well as his first experience of a vibrant Christian community. He realized his passion for working with college students after his junior year of college.
They have been involved in sharing Jesus with students at three different colleges and are happy to now be in Aggieland and participating in the Navigators.
Nicole and Doc have an 8 year old son, Austen.
The Carlisles love having students in their home and playing board games. Nicole loves the outdoors, tea and reading. Doc enjoys Dr. Who, mysteries, and spending time with his family. They attend New Life Baptist Church.