Laurel Coote

A passion for exploration of both the world and her faith brought Laurel to Wonder Voyage. She is a Transitional Deacon who serves as the Associate for Youth and Spiritual Engagement at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes, California and anticipates being ordained to the Priesthood in January of 2019. Laurel also works as event management consultant and is a Certified Spiritual Director. She feeds her soul through traveling, biking and singing!

Accepting The Call - The Next Step in the Journey
Accepting the Call: The Next Step in the Journey
This is Part 2 of Laurel's story. See the first part here.   As I began to assess my talents and gifts, I learned about the art of Spiritual Direction.  A Spiritual Director is one trained to listen deeply and to accompany another along their ...
Accepting The Call - One Guides Journey
Accepting the Call: One Guide’s Journey
It was the summer of 2009 when what had mostly been a decade of success and achievement came crashing to a halt. Maybe I should have seen it coming? In retrospect, the signs were there.  The nation had fallen into a recession, my business clients ...
On a large expanse of green grass, impeccably neat rows of white crosses cover 172 acres, acting as grave stones that bear the names of the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country. When the youth and adult leaders from St. ...