Lauri serves as co-leader of Catalyst Student Ministries, serving the Middle School students. 

Lauri and her husband Bart have been married for 25 years and have two children, Taylor and Jackson. Taylor just finished her freshman year at Lipscomb University and Jackson will be entering Hampshire High School as a freshmen in the fall. 

For her 9-5, Lauri works as an adjunct faculty member for the Early Childhood Department at Harper College, as well as an Early Childhood Support Specialist for the students in her department. She loves helping students address and breakdown barriers they have to ensure their success and see their excitement when they achieve something that they didn’t think they could. 

In ministry, Lauri loves teaching and shepherding the students, as those are both spiritual gifts of hers. “I love seeing their growth and the ‘AHA’ moments they have.” 

Outside of work and volunteering here at church, Lauri loves hiking and spending time with her family — and shopping, for that much-needed me-time, too.