We have walked the path you’re walking now. God has called us to use those experiences to enrich your life and your ministry.

The inspiration from our name comes from the En Gedi oasis in Israel. Perhaps best known as a place David sought refuge from Saul’s pursuit in 1 Samuel 24, En Gedi’s location and landscape made it both a residence of royalty and a thriving stop on a major trade route. Today, this haven continues to inspire visitors with its deep pools, stunning waterfalls, and fresh, vibrant growth.

Laurie Doden Nell, Founder, Executive Director

Laurie’s passion is to serve and encourage, counsel and coach, and God has used her experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors to apply those gifts around the world. Laurie has worked as a manager with Master Sports and as Executive Director of her family’s foundation, MasterWorks Foundation, before founding En Gedi. She also serves on the advisory board of Leadership Development International (LDi) in China.

In 2018 she married Daniel Nell, a Corporate Advisor for Arbor Capital, a financial services and strategy firm based in South Africa. He brings a new level of expertise and experience to the leaders En Gedi serves.The Nells live in South Africa where Laurie leads journeys of generosity and other En Gedi experiences, and together they foster deep connections with others that allow them to minister in unique, personal ways.

You can get in touch with Laurie emailing her from the contact form here.