Keynote Speaker: Laurel Bunker
For over 20 years, Pastor Laurel Bunker has been a leader in the fields of education, non-profit business, church and para-church ministry. A graduate of Hamline University and Luther Theological Seminary, Laurel’s mission is to radically impact the lives of marginalized people groups and disadvantaged communities through empowered teaching, training, leadership development and preaching of the uncompromised Word of God.
Laurel has also held key positions in national organizations such as Young Life, the YMCA and the Jeremiah Program while pastoring, preaching and teaching at colleges, universities, churches and conferences across the country. Today, Laurel serves as the Dean of Campus Ministries and Campus Pastor at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she oversees the spiritual development initiatives of the campus while also managing a dynamic team of people who develop the missions, discipleship, prayer, outreach, and worship ministries for the University.
Laurel and her husband Joshua, make their home in the Summit-University neighborhood of Saint Paul with their two daughters, Naomi and Camile.