The Pastor at Peace Church

Rev. Laura Robinson

Pastor Laura arrived at Peace Church in August 2022 and is thrilled to be exploring the journey of faith with our community. And while she’s excited to be living in and exploring the Upstate, she’s still a Pacific Northwest local through and through – raised in Seattle and spending many years in Walla Walla, while living most recently in the Columbia Gorge area. Laura attended seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University and since graduating in 2017, she’s served churches in Des Moines, IA and White Salmon, WA and has been ordained in the United Church of Christ since 2018. 

She believes deeply in communities of faith that are containers for deep healing, courageous dreaming, fruitful slowing down, and abundant love. As our world and the planet continue to change rapidly, she believes interconnected communities are deeply needed as the places we root ourselves in God’s liberative grace and find the courage and faith needed to imagine a different way of being. Imagining different ways of being and then actually putting them into practice is the creative tension she lives within most of her days. She believes every human, every bit of creation, holds divineness within and that our innate wisdom and the wisdom of the natural world around us contains all we need to know for creating a more loving and liberated world. 

Pastor Laura is a writer, a dreamer, a voracious reader, a meditative walker, and a lover of all things having to do with the outdoors and good food. Someday she hopes to be an intentionally slow nurturer of the land she lives on and a good cook. She lives with her partner Noah, dog Georgie, and cat Odin, in Greenville