Rev. Laurie K. Steele joined the Aley Church team as the Lead Pastor July 1, 2023 and is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in business, and a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, with a concentration in Church Renewal. Prior to the call to ordained ministry, she spent years in the Children/Youth & Young Adult ministry, as well as a professional career as a Purchasing/Design Plan Manager in residential new home building in the Cincinnati/Dayton area.
Laurie is married to Frank, and they have 3 amazing children: Courtney, Franklin and Allison and she currently lives with their 2 rescue Aussies Herschel & Andy. She loves long walks on the beach… really, she does and loves to visit her favorite place The Outer Banks of North Carolina where she grew up. Frank, Courtney and Laurie are huge Columbus Blue Jackets fans and love Broadway musicals. She has a number of creative outlets like her love for Creative Bible journaling, playing her bass guitar and reading. Laurie has also been a balloon twisting artist for more than 20 years and has a twist business called Twists of Faith Balloons, LLC.