Laura Brekke


Benfield-Vick Chaplain; Adjunct Professor in Religion

Phone: 304-637-1267
Campus Location: Liberal Arts Hall

Education

  • M.Div. Society, Personality and World Religion, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
  • B.A. History and English Writing, Queens University, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education, Unit I, Covenant Counseling and Resource Center, Snellville, Ga.
  • Certificate of Theology and Ministry, Wesley House, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

Experience

A minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Brekke was ordained in August 2014 and has a background in working with young adults of multi-faiths.

Brekke came to D&E from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif., where she served as director of religious diversity since 2013. In that capacity, she facilitated and organized multi-faith discussions and celebrations, led a weekly ecumenical Bible study, provided pastoral counseling, and co-taught a service-learning class on civic engagement and interfaith leadership.

She also served as interim supply pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Livingston, Ala., from 2012 to 2013. There, she was the solo pastor of the church and was responsible for building campus ministry at the University of West Alabama.

Research Interests/Professional Activities

She is a member of the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations PC(USA) and the Committee on Ministry for the Presbytery of San Jose, PC(USA).

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