Ecclesia Ministries Inc. (d/b/a common cathedral in Boston) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ms. Laura Shatzer, MDiv, as our incoming Associate Street Minister and Chaplain.
An Iowa native, Laura has lived in Boston for the past five years. She holds a bachelor's degree from Carleton College (Northfield, MN), an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and is approved for ordination in the United Church of Christ, pending call. Currently completing her chaplaincy at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Laura formerly worked at a Washington DC center for women experiencing homelessness and discerned her call to ordained ministry while serving as an intern with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge.
Laura finds joy in being in God's creation, singing out her soul (especially in Taizé chant), and training for half marathons. She is a member of United Parish in Brookline.
Laura is thrilled and honored to be joining the team at common cathedral. She sees herself as a companion in ministry, journeying with others and inviting them into community. She believes in the power of God's love in community to change lives and is eager to share this love and hope with the people of common cathedral.
Laura joins our team, officially, on June 1st. Please join us in welcoming her to our fold - and as always, continue to keep our ministry in your thoughts and prayers.