December 7 and 8th, the Reverend Laura Laughlin will be officially installed as the new Associate Pastor of Faith Formation at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal Street, Chaska, MN. The installation ceremonies will be performed at the Saturday, December 7th 5:00pm service and at the two Sunday, December 8th, 9:00 and 10:30am services. The installation will be officiated by the Reverend Craig Pederson, the Assistant to the Bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA. Pastor Laura will join the staff which is led by Senior Pastor Reggie Klindworth who has served at Crown of Glory for 12 years. Crown of Glory recently completed a major expansion of the church, and last year celebrated their 50th year serving Chaska and the surrounding area.
Pastor Laura’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and English (2012) from Wartburg College, Waverly, IA and Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2016). Pastor Laura began her ministry at Norman-Davenport Lutheran Parish, North Dakota (2016-2019).
Crown of Glory’s Call Committee was comprised of a nine-member, cross-generational team who spent a year seeking the perfect candidate for Crown of Glory. At a special congregational meeting on Sunday, August 4, the Crown of Glory congregation unanimously voted to call Pastor Laura Laughlin to fill the Associate Pastor’s role at the Church. The primary areas Pastor Laura will focus on include intergenerational ministries, adult education, and milestone ministries.
“God is certainly up to new and wonderful things at Crown of Glory, and I am both humbled and excited to be part of this vibrant and active church. I look forward to discovering more of God’s creation in this growing community,” states Pastor Laura. She proudly proclaims she is a “PK2” (both parents are pastors). Pastor Laura, husband David, son Oliver, and dog Emma reside in Carver.
About Crown of Glory
Crown of Glory is a congregation in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and strives to be a strong community that partners with God in help family and friends grow together in their faith. Established in 1968, Crown of Glory has over 1,200 members. Services are held on Saturday’s at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available at each service. www.crownofglory.org