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Laura has been in ordained ministry for twelve years.
Her passion is promoting health and wholeness in individuals, relationships, and congregations as a whole. She is very happy to be living out that calling as Minister of Youth and Vintage Vagabonds Coordinator at FCC. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Laura is married to Matt, a United Methodist minister, and is the lucky mama of a very active, curious one year old.
Laura began her ministry here in September 2012. She ministers to our children, youth, young adults, and families. She strives to bring creative teachings into her ministry environments that challenge individuals to have new experiences when it comes to the Holy. She desires each individual to develop a daily personal relationship with Jesus. She is also involved in our Alabama-Northwest Florida Regional Ministries, serving as counselor to our Children, Youth, and Family Camps.
Laura grew up in the Disciples denomination. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Music minor. She has her Master of Divinity from Philips Theological Seminary and was ordained in May 2012.
Dr. McCombs has been Senior Minister of First Christian Church since January 1, 2008. Guy has served in the pastoral ministry since 1979 when he was called to establish a “New Church Start” in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, where he was recognized nationally for his work with international students and scholars and “inner city” children and youth. Prior to that Rev. McCombs lived with the Hutterian Society of Brothers in Rifton, New York for two years; and then went on to work in Street Ministry in his home town. Dr. Guy has served pastorates in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee before being invited to Huntsville.
Born in Pittsburgh and raised in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Dr. McCombs earned his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania where he won the Robert B. Youngman Greek Prize, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky. Pastor Guy’s doctoral thesis was based on the Spirituality of the Ecumenical Community of Taizé France. He is married to the former Marian Lee Barclay and is the father of two adult daughters, Kara Elizabeth and Kristin Teresa.