Laura was raised in Centre County, Pa. While attending Penn State University in 1989, she met her Sandy when he was home on leave from the Navy. They married in 1990 and moved to San Diego where he was stationed. After three years, they returned to PA, but ended up in North Carolina for work where they home schooled and raised six children, and became very involved in their church family, Faith Baptist Church of Youngsville. In 2012, they moved back to PA and settled in the Harrisburg area to be part of a church plant in Susquehanna Township.
Because she realizes everything in this world belongs to God and since He values relationships with people above all else, Laura’s favorite verse comes from Job 1:21, “And he said, ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” This verse reminds her that the souls of people are the only thing that will last eternally and makes the mandate of Jesus clear; it is our job to make Him known to all that they might be saved. This is the most important mission we have while on earth.
Laura, Sandy and four of their six children, along with Laura’s mother and a passle of pets live in Harrisburg. In her down time, she enjoys crafting and working on home projects.