Laura has lived in Cedar Rapids all her life, and became a member of Hope United Church of Christ in 1984. She currently works full time in Cedar Rapids for Podiatry Associated, PC, in the role of front desk office coordinator and receptionist/scheduler. From 1992-2009 Laura worked at Gazette Communications as a production supervisor. Laura graduated from Mount Mercy University with B.S in Business Management, with HR minor.
Laura has a desire to work with children as they gain knowledge about faith and learning about our God. She has been part of the Christian Education team and served as a leader and/or member of various committees at Hope UCC over the last several years.
Laura has three grown sons, and three wonderful grandchildren. Brandon lives in Colorado-near Denver. Kyler and his wife Morgan (“Mo”) are moving from Jacksonville, Fl. to Annapolis, Maryland in May of 2017. Cameron and his wife Abbie live in Cedar Rapids with their 3 children. Laura has four siblings who all live in Iowa, and she is the ‘middle child.’ Laura’s grandchildren are her greatest joy: Johanna, Burkley, and Neelynn Ogreen.
Laura enjoys reading, walking outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.