Laura Brandenburg and her husband, Howell, are college sweethearts and have been married for nine years. They don’t have any children yet, but their wheaten terrier, Charlie, and their weimaraner, Rizzoli, serve as their surrogate children for now. Laura and Howell attend the Plainview campus, where Howell serves as the Campus Administrative Pastor. They both love to serve and are grateful for the opportunities to host a weekly life group and serve on the prayer team.
Laura is the dean of the School of Languages and Literature and an associate 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 fiction writing—something she feels is both a gift and calling from God on her life.
Which types of ministry are you most passionate about and why?
Howell and I love 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.