Bishop Laurie updates her blog - Leading from the Heart

Bishop Laurie updates her blog - Leading from the Heart

September 06, 2022

Dear Friends,

My heart is full. As most of you know, I have been on Medical Leave since April 1, 2022, recovering from a shattered wrist and concussion. I am beginning to participate in meetings and will formally return to active ministry on October 1. At the end of 2022, I plan to retire. In the meantime, I hope to remain as connected as possible to the congregations and ministries of the Iowa Annual Conference. One way in which I can do that is by resuming my weekly blog, Leading from the Heart (

Because of the intensity of our work as a Cabinet and mindful of my health, I have decided not to write any new blogs. Rather, from now until the end of the year, I will share with you some of my favorite blogs from the past seventeen years. Today’s blog is called Welcome to My World and was published on July 25, 2006, a few weeks after I began my ministry as a District Superintendent in Michigan.  

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Bishop Laurie