We are proud to announce the an exciting addition to the Epworth Villa Family. Welcome Pastor Laura!
Pastor Laura Glover was born in Oklahoma City and was raised primarily in rural Oklahoma farming communities. She loves her rural Oklahoma upbringing and credits it with giving her strong personal values, a love of people, a commitment to strong community, a firm foundation in the Methodist tradition, and a rabid love of sports. She attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia for her undergraduate degree, OU College of Law for a law degree, and Saint Paul School of Theology for a master’s in theology. Though she lived several years in Houston and Virginia, Oklahoma has always been home. She has served United Methodist churches in Perkins, Ripley, and Stillwater, and most recently served as pastor of Parish on the Prairie, a cooperative parish of churches in Jefferson, Medford, and Wakita.
Pastor Laura is blessed with two wonderful adult children. Daughter, Amber, teaches high school science in Houston and is married to her high school sweetheart, Justin. Son, Patrick, is living in the Dallas area and working multiple jobs so he can enjoy more visits home to Mom.
In addition to her commitment to helping residents and staff at Epworth Villa thrive spiritually, Pastor Laura enjoys sports (especially college football), laughter, music, reading, knitting, gardening, and travel, and she is always up for a good game of Scrabble!