Pastor Laura Parrish

A native South Carolinian, Laura grew up in Columbia and Pawleys Island, as well as Chantilly, Virginia. After graduating with a degree in Marketing and Management from the University of South Carolina, Laura continued to pursue her calling into ministry by receiving her Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and her Doctorate of Ministry from Erskine Theological Seminary. While in college and seminary, Laura worked as Minister to Children, Youth, and Families at her home church in Pawleys Island. Since seminary, Laura has served as pastor to congregations in Charleston, Fountain Inn, and Darlington.

Laura is an ordained elder in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and is blessed to serve First United Methodist Church on Isle of Palms. She has a special connection to this church and our local community as her grandparents moved to the island in 1954 and since then, First Church has played a vital role in her family's faith journey in coming to know and love the Lord. Laura, her husband Mike, and their sons, Gabriel and Caleb, are honored to be part of the life-changing ministry that happens within this body of Christ!

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