Lauren rejoined the ministry staff in January of 2020 as Connections Minister. She and her family have been longtime members at Altamesa and Lauren served as youth minister from 2007-2014. She has a degree in theatre from Abilene Christian University (2006) and has been involved in ministry since graduating. Her main responsibility is to invite and integrate guests and members into the life of the Altamesa church family. Lauren and her husband Patrick have two rambunctious kids: Clara and James who keep things interesting around their house! Lauren loves spending time with family, traveling (especially to Disney), baking, and all things nerdy.