Rev. Laurie Bruce grew up in the Denver area around all of God's Rocky Mountain beauty. She graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Child Development and Family Relationships. She heard her call to ministry during college and upon graduation attended and graduated from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. She served as a Director of Christian Education, Diaconal Minister and was ordained a Deacon in the Rocky Mountain conference in 1996. She married her clergy husband, Bill Bruce in 1983 and they served together and separately in churches in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Arkansas until Bill's passing in 2017. She moved to Rocky River in 2018 following her son and family when he accepted a job at Cleveland State. Her daughter and grandsons moved to Rocky River in 2020 and it is a joy to live so close to family!