Laurie Mellinger has been helping others deepen their relationships with God for many years. She’s currently an active participant at West End Mennonite Fellowship and has served in staff and pastoral positions in several congregations. She’s served as a professor at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown since 2003, teaching courses in spiritual formation, spiritual direction, and Christian theology. She maintains a practice of spiritual direction and also teaches spiritual direction at the Parish Resource Center. She offers retreats and workshops, has published papers in scholarly journals, and has presented her work in local churches and at academic conferences.