Laura Healy, a Laurel Heights member for many years, has served on the church staff in program ministries for nearly two years, with a focus in children and family ministries. During that time she has sensed a deeper, broader calling, one that extends into more pastoral areas of ministry. With the encouragement and blessing of the Staff–Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), she is participating in a process that will lead to licensing as a local pastor. This status will allow Laura to fulfill pastoral roles more formally in the Laurel Heights congregation. Meanwhile, the SPRC has asked her to extend the scope and hours of her ministry beginning in June.