Lauren hails from Pennsylvania Dutch farm country but has been learning how to pretend to belong in a city for ten years. She first came to Boston to study International Relations at Boston University. After graduating, she spent two years doing ministry in the Middle East before returning to Boston to continue in full time ministry. She is passionate about helping others cross cultural, economic, and social divides to find common ground through Jesus Christ. Lauren loves laughing, the Philadelphia Eagles, music, baking, presidential history, and ice cream. She invites anyone to have a good laugh or a chat about Abe Lincoln over coffee and baked goods any day.