As an English professor at Wayland and a moonlighting contemporary fiction author, Laura is passionate about writing in all genres—something she feels is a calling from God on her life. She and her husband, Howell, are college sweethearts and have been married since 2008. A miracle and a gift from God, their daughter Emmerson joined “big sister” Rizzoli, an 80-pound Weimaraner, as the newest member of the family in 2019. Laura loves to read, is an avid football fan, and enjoys hiking and camping with her family. She and Howell have been members at Harvest since 2013. Together, they have hosted numerous life groups and have served on various teams including hospitality and prayer.
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.