Rev. Laurawas appointed to Niwot UMC in 2017. She is an ordained elder in the UMC and graduated from Iliff School of Theology in 2010. She believes our God is a living God (not bound to turned pages), who shares each minute, each breath with Its own creation. Melding science with spirituality, reason with faith, and the mundane with the extraordinary, she seeks meaning, depth, and connection in our daily encounters with the Life which made us, and hopes you will join us on the journey. Rev. Laura also focuses heavily on community outreach, believing the simple giving of love and care to anyone living without either is the gospel and the call of the Christ. So let’s get our hands dirty with the Holy, and make the most of each other in our short time together on this earth. Amen!
Liz Olson is a first year Master’s Candidate in Choral Conducting at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the choir of Niwot United Methodist Church! She is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and recently graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory from the University of South Carolina. While in South Carolina, she was an active member of Main Street United Methodist Church’s choir, and was the paid Choral Scholar in the Soprano Section. At the University of Colorado Boulder, Liz works with the seventy-person choir titled Collegiate Chorale, and also sings with Women’s Chorus and University Choir under the direction of Dr. Gregory Gentry and Dr. Andrea Ramsey. It is her hope to spread the love of God through singing, music, and fellowship throughout each weekly rehearsal with the choir.
Victoria is a mom of 3 and an active volunteer for Pachamama Alliance and for Toastmasters. Her personal values are in alignment with the mission of Pachamama Alliance – to create an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet. She is inspired by the opportunities within Toastmasters to develop her communication and leadership skills. She is delighted to join the NUMC Community to provide administrative support for the staff and congregation, and she looks forward to helping build community engagement with the greater Gunbarrel community. She is a creative force of nature and enjoys diving into conversations about how we are all Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience, not the other way around. Feel free to stop in to say hello!