Laura completed her Master of Divinity at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky in May 2015. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Auburn University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Social Work. She previously served as Minister of Youth at Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. She has coordinated both local and international mission projects, including work in Alabama assisting Coosada Baptist Church. She has also served several summers as a counselor for children and youth at WorldSong Camp.