Rev. Laura was 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!
David is grateful to be at NUMC and is passionate about the connection between music and spirituality. David has a degree in Voice. He plays several types of wooden flutes from around the world, silver flute, and he was a saxophonist in childhood. He is a singer, soloist, and instrumentalist with community choirs, including Gospel Expressions, Voices of Light, and the One World Singers. He was awarded in a Colorado Vocal Arts Competition in ‘06 singing the music of Claude Debussy. He received recognition in the Silliman Anthem Composer Competitions in 2014 and 2018. He first directed a church choir in 2002, at Simpson UMC in Arvada, CO, and has served both Methodist and Unitarian congregations. He is the Director of the Smithtonians, a Handbell Choir in Littleton, CO. For a decade, David directed/accompanied a children’s church choir in Golden, CO, during which time he composed several children’s musicals performed locally and in Boston, MA. David serves as a healing musician at the bedside of the sick in healthcare facilities. He is also a licensed massage therapist. With his partner Keith, also a choral musician, he has traveled the world singing, volunteered as a music teacher in India, and offered a contemplative music service, “Evensong,” around the country.”