Laurie Jurecki is a certified lay ecclesial minister in the Diocese of Cleveland and has been involved in professional pastoral ministry for 30 years. She holds a Master's Degree in Theology from St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland.
Raised Lutheran, Jurecki chose to join the Catholic community in 1978. She is the blessed mom of 4 sons, mother-in-law of two fantastic young women, and delighted grandmother.
In addition to her role as a pastoral minister, Jurecki also serves as a board member of Women and the Word - a preaching initiative which "creates a welcoming and supportive environment for the preaching of the Sunday Lectionary from a woman's perspective."