Lauren grew up on the west coast and attended Biola University in California. Through work in the residence life program as an undergrad it became clear that Biblical Counseling was a growing passion and she began to pursue an MA Biblical Counseling at Talbot Seminary. She and her husband moved to Raleigh in 2011 where Lauren finished her degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. Upon completing a counseling internship through the Summit Church, Lauren became a staff counselor at Bridgehaven Counseling Associates in 2016. Lauren has continued counseling in private practice ministry and also enjoys teaching on leadership development topics, spiritual formation as well as serving alongside her husband in college and small group ministries. She is the mother of 4 kids and in her spare time enjoys good coffee, good books and good conversation as well as the outdoors and overseas travel.