Laurel serves the children and families of CLA and directs Launch Zone, a program that seeks to make our children’s ministry accessible to every child. She holds a graduate degree in Spiritual Formation and has a passion to see individuals grow deeper in their relationship with God. The Glossary of Grow, is a volume of devotionals she wrote to serve the CLA family. Before coming on staff she worked overseas as a CLA global worker and in theological education. She is a poet, a writer, a birder, a reader, married to John (who still serves as a CLA global worker) and has two adult children, Caleb and Emma.