After graduating from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Laurie taught elementary school for 5 years before moving into Christian formation and education administration in the United Methodist Church for 10 years. Working on and off as office assistant in various part time settings while her children were growing up, she last served as office administrator for the Wesley Foundation at her alma mater before moving to Shreveport. During that time she received training in spiritual formation and direction from the United Methodist Church.
Son, Andrew, is married and lives in Lake Charles, and daughter, Anna, is married and lives in Shreveport. Andrew is on the media and youth staff at the church he serves, while Anna is a stay-at-home mom.
Laurie enjoys most styles of music, from ancient chant to bagpipes to Broadway, antiquing, and being helpful. She has been known to dabble in furniture and home restoration, guitar, ukulele, model trains, carpentry, mosaics, quilting and philately, but her family is at the top of the list, especially her grandchildren!
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