Rex and Donna are both from Washington state but met in the Prairie Bible College orchestra in Three Hills, Alberta and later were married.
They joined ACTION in 1992 as associates through the Canada office, having served in a church planting ministry in Viña del Mar, Province of Valparaíso, Chile, since 1983. In 1996, they became career members of ACTION through the USA office and moved into administration at the ACTION headquarters in Washington.
After 20 years of faithful service as USA Director Rex now serves as USA Director Emeritus. Donna serves ACTION Cuba and ACTION México with trips to do such activities as Sunday School teacher training, women’s ministry, children’s outreach and camping.
The Carlaws have one daughter, Catherine, also an ACTION missionary and married to ACTION IT Director Robert Taylor, and one grandson. The Carlaws are active in Kingston Christian Church on the Kitsap Peninsula and are musicians in the Liberty Bay Orchestra of Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo, Washington.