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Rev. Dr. Laura Reason

Interim Pastor

Laura Reason joined the staff at United Presbyterian Church in November of 2017.  Laura holds a BA in Psychology from Beloit College, Beloit WI, and a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in Religious Education from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago IL.  This is her fourth interim position, which is her favorite sort of ministry.  In her years in the parish, Rev. Laura has served the larger Presbyterian Church (USA) as an educational consultant, field site supervisor for McCormick Seminary, preaching faculty for the Synod of Lincoln Trails and as Moderator for the Synod and for Wabash Valley Presbytery.  She and her late husband Sam have two married sons and three grandchildren.  Living in Peoria, Laura spends her spare time reading, sewing, writing and making new friends.