Lauren joined the Good Shepherd staff in January of 2017 as the Director of the Rector’s Office. She now serves as the Coordinator for Newcomer Ministry and in this role equips the Good Shepherd staff to nurture every member’s sense of belonging. Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Lauren moved to Waco to attend college at Baylor University. She earned her BSW in Social Work with a Minor in Religion. She moved to Austin after college for a new adventure and enjoys running town lake, traveling, listening to live music and exploring the city.