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Josh Lai

Praise for Thilini

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    - Carlos Ortiz

  • "Vanderbloemen Search Group exceeded my expectations! After two successful hires I can't imagine searching for staff support any other way!"
    - Chris Harris

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    - Jason Underhill

  • "This was the first time a search firm has been able to help us identify the right candidate for a senior leadership role. I am grateful to the Vanderbloemen Search Group."
    - John Klinepeter

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Search Specialist

Josh Lai (pronounced "lie") is a Search Specialist at Vanderbloemen Search Group.

In his role on the Candidate Relations Team, Josh helps ensure that highly qualified candidates fit the ministerial and spiritual needs of Vanderbloemen Search Group’s clients. He will help guide candidates through the Vanderbloemen interview process as well as proactively search for candidates on behalf of Vanderbloemen's clients.

Prior to his time at Vanderbloemen, Josh served on staff at Grace Point Church in Abilene, Texas, as the Worship and Creative Arts Director for seven years. Growing up as a pastor’s kid in Malaysia and Singapore, Josh also learned the importance of cultural fit for people in ministry roles and the significance of handling ministry transitions in a way that honors God and His Church. Josh holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Arts degree in Human Communication from Abilene Christian University.

 In his free time, Josh delights in spending time with his wife, Amy, and their adopted dog, Albus. Together, they enjoy trying new restaurants and coffee shops, hanging out with friends, and bingeing on TV shows online. 

Josh and Amy love spending time with their community at City Life Church in Houston, TX.