Laura lives in Traverse City, Michigan. She is mother to four energetic children, wife of an adventurous LCMS pastor for 20+ years, and a baptized child of God. Laura completed her undergraduate work with a Director of Christian Education certification as well as a degree in Elementary Education from Concordia University in Chicago, Il. Currently, Laura is pursuing continuing education in Deaconess studies at the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis with the hopes of finishing with a master's in Spiritual Care. She is also working towards her master’s in Professional Clinical Counseling at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. She hopes to use this education to bring healing to a hurting world.