Lauren joined the PVUMC staff in March 2019. As the Minister of Engagement and Evangelism, she helps equip staff and volunteers for ministry to live into the full potential God has for them. Lauren began her career as a Director of Family Ministries and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary Southwest in 2016. While in seminary, Lauren continued to work in Family Ministries at The Spring Church and in advertising as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager, Lauren helped create and implement a variety of processes that improved efficiency for large teams. With over ten years of ministry experience, she enjoys organizing and equipping teams to help bring people closer to Jesus.

Lauren and her husband, Derek, have a fairly busy home, complete with three children, Claire, Sam, and Keith (all under two!), two Puggles, and two cats. They enjoy traveling, trying new food, and quiet days at home.