Laura has lived in the East Bay since her early teens.  Prior to that she lived in many different places as the daughter of a Navy commander.  She has over 23 years in ministry experience as both a Children’s Pastor and Community Life Pastor at Hillside Covenant Church in Walnut Creek.  She is passionate about building a strong faith foundation for children by providing a safe and fun place for them to learn to live and love like Jesus. Helping families to connect both with the church and each other to build a strong community is also a high priority.  A fun fact about Laura is that she loves Indie-Alternative music (think Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, Imagine Dragon, Airborne Toxic Event) and loves going to concerts in the city.  Laura lives in Concord with her husband Tom.  They have two grown children and an amazing granddaughter.