Laurene is currently minister of Kingswells Parish Church in Aberdeen. She was previously highly influential in the Presbyterian Church in Colorado and Minnesota, for example in the LGBT movement with Rev. Scott Anderson. She will bring new life to Broughton St, Mary's, a caring all-inclusive church with a social hub, following the sad death of Rev Peter McDonald during February 2020. Like Laurene, I have fond memories of Madison, Wisconsin, a liberal and very spiritual city in a more conservative Mid-West, where I was an LGBT activist some thirty years ago.
The Garden Room, Broughton St, Mary's, where we elected Reverend LaFontaine to be minister, following her homily from St. Mark on 26th September 2021 and her message that all people should be included whatever their differences,