Staff and Leadership

Laura Rand

Pastor

I have pastored at Maryville Church of the Nazarene and called Maryville home for 10 years! I have enjoyed this journey that Jesus has me on!

I grew up around the Manhattan, Kansas, area. I came to know Jesus when I was in high school. I received a degree in Earth Science from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, and a Master's in Geoscience from Fort Hays State in Hays, Kansas. I worked for the state of Kansas for several years in the environmental science field.

I received my call into ministry during my sophomore year in college. I served many years as a youth pastor before attending Nazarene Theological Seminary beginning 2004 to pursue God's call to ministry on my life.

I am passionate about riding horses and am blessed to have the opportunity to live here in Maryville. I also love riding motorcycles. But mostly, I love Jesus, helping people in their walk with Jesus and personally encountering Him in their daily lives. I long to see people grow in their walks with Jesus and to encounter Him personally in every area of their lives.

I would love to invite you to Maryville Church of the Nazarene. I would love to get together with you to find out about you! I look forward to seeing you soon!

In his grip, 

Laura Rand

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