Laura Pedersen is honored to be a Voice with Women of Faith. She is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach who has worked over 25 years in the field of human resources, organizational, and leadership training and development. Laura’s call to ministry came in 2011 after losing her sister, Sara Frankl.
Sara lived with chronic pain as a result of an autoimmune disease and was eventually confined to her home before dying at 38 years old. If anyone had reason to focus on the unfairness of life, it was Sara. Yet through her faith and trust in God, she surrendered her life to Him and therefore accomplished something few can…she chose joy!
In 2016, after being faithful to God’s promptings, Laura and her family were blessed with the release of the book, Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts. The book is a compilation of Sara’s God inspired message of Choose Joy. Laura is the president of the Choose Joy Foundation, which was established in Sara’s memory.Laura also recently released an online course entitled "Choose Joy: Finding Your Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts" A go at your own pace 12 Chapter course.
As a speaker, Laura shares Sara’s legacy along with sharing her own life journey through divorce, loss, and breast cancer. Laura’s message is focuses on how the choices we make can transform our life. Laura believes that it is through our hardest times that we experience our greatest growth if we choose to surrender ourselves to God and trust in His will.
"WE ARE HERE AS SPIRITUAL BEINGS, LIVING OUT OUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE, WITH THE INTENTION OF GATHERING AS A COMMUNITY, GIVING OF OURSELVES AND DISCIPLING TO OTHERS, BEFORE WE HEAD BACK HOME TO HIM." ~Laura Frankl Pedersen
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