Laura is a PhD student in sociology studying race, religion, parenting practices, and the transmission of privilege. She is also a full-time faculty member and Program Director of the B.A. in Christian Ministries at Bethel University. Additionally, she serves as a teaching pastor at a local church.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • M.Div.: Theology & Pastoral Care, Bethel Seminary, 2005 -
  • B.A.: Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2000 -


  • religion
  • race
  • parenting
  • American Evangelicalism
  • social inequality