Laurel grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and after graduating from Calvin College, lived in Texas for ten years. She and her husband Charles moved to Massachusetts in the early 90’s. They now live in Merrimac (Mass not NH) and have two grown daughters. Laurel leads the health economics and policy function for a large global company and consequently, spends a lot of time in security lines at the airport. She is an avid reader, loves the theater and arts and is a diehard Celtics fan. She grew up in the Christian Reformed Church and attended a large evangelical church before joining CTR in 2014. In addition to the Vestry, Laurel also is part of the reading ministry.