We are excited to welcome Laura Gouvion to the parish as our new full-time Leader of Youth Ministries!
Laura was born in Pierce City, a small town in southwest Missouri. She is the youngest of four girls, attended grade school at St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Pierce City High School. Laura began pursuing a degree in Biology at Saint Louis University with plans to pursue a degree in medicine but later switched to a major in Theology after she found a passion for ministry.
Laura was an intern for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis’ Office of Youth Ministry for the first seven months of 2015, both on a part-time and full-time basis. Through University of San Francisco’s Casa Bayanihan program, she spent the Fall 2015 semester abroad in Manila, Philippines. Laura graduated from SLU this past May with a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies and minors in Biology and Catholic Studies.
Laura gained a passion for ministry through a diocesan church camp where she attended as a camper and later volunteered each summer. It is there where she also met her husband, Jacob, to whom she was married on June 10 of this year. Laura is very excited to connect with the youth of our parish and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.