Laura Brandenburg is an assistant professor of English at Wayland where she teaches non-literature, writing-intensive courses, such as technical communication, grammar, linguistics, research writing, and creative writing. She is passionate about writing in all genres—something she feels is both a gift and calling from God on her life.
Laura and her husband, Howell, are college sweethearts and have been married for nearly 6 years. They don’t have any children, but their wheaten terrier, Charlie, and their weimaraner, Rizzoli, serve as their surrogate children for now. Laura and Howell attend the Plainview campus. They both love to serve and are grateful for the opportunities to host a weekly life group and serve coffee on Sunday mornings.
Which types of ministry are you most passionate about and why?
When Howell and I met, we were both serving in college ministries in San Angelo. We also served college students for a season in Lubbock. More recently, Howell and I have become really passionate about marriage ministry. Not that we have been married forever or have all the experience in the world, but we believe God has supernaturally blessed us with an extraordinary marriage because we’ve made the investment to receive healing from our past and to continue to work through our issues.
What is one quirky fact about you?
Like most Type A personalities, I have a few OCD habits… Probably my quirkiest is when it comes to eating. I eat one thing at a time, and I’m very specific about the order, too.