Meet Bishop Laurie Haller

Bishop Laurie Haller with rescue donkeys, Jill and Junior, gets ready to lead a Palm Sunday Procession for Peace in Des Moines, IA. Before assignment as the episcopal leader of the Iowa Conference, Haller spent 34 years in ministry in Michigan. ~Facebook photo

This podcast introduces one who is no stranger to Michigan United Methodists. Listen to Bishop Laurie Haller.

In this “Get Your Spirit in Shape” podcast, the UMCom’s Joe Iovino interviews Bishop Laurie Haller.

Bishop Laurie Haller initially thought she would be a church organist. As a high school student, she attended a pipe organ recital that “transported me to a place I’d never been.” Several months later, she started taking lessons and before long was off to study organ performance in college. While earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, she began to sense God calling her to pastoral ministry—a door she didn’t even think was open to her.

In addition to being a pastor and musician, Bishop Laurie is an author and an endurance athlete who has participated in marathons and triathlons. In this conversation, she shares some early memories of growing up in the General Conference Mennonite Church, and how she continues to keep her spirit in shape.

Listen above and click here for a transcript of the interview and more about the life and faith of Bishop Laurie Haller.

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