Reverend Laura Bogle, Consulting Minister
Rev. Laura Bogle has been serving as part-time consulting minister with Foothills UU Fellowship since October 2012, and was ordained by the congregation in August 2013.
Laura was born and raised in Blount County, graduated from William Blount High School, and has spent most of her adult life living in Washington, DC, and Oakland, California. She was thrilled with the opportunity to return to the mountains of East Tennessee to serve Unitarian Universalism in the South, and a new and growing congregation.
Laura began her path to ministry after several years as a field organizer for a national economic justice organization, Jobs with Justice. She graduated in May 2010 with a Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, and has a BA in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College. Laura completed a full-time parish internship at Mt. Diablo UU Church in Walnut Creek, CA, and served for a year as Family Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley. She has served as an intern chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital, a seminarian organizer on health care reform for the UU Legislative Ministry of California, and a Board member of the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations.
Laura lives with her spouse Katie and their young daughters. She loves being silly with her daughters, hiking and camping in the Smokies, swimming in mountain streams, digging in the garden, chocolate ice cream, and reading poetry.