Rev. Dr. Laura A. Martin

Executive Pastor

Arriving "on the scene" at Hockessin in July, 1999, Laura (Energizer Bunny) joined the staff as the Associate Pastor responsible for Pastoral Care, Christian Education & Youth Ministries.  Since that time, her area of emphasis has changed to Pastoral Care, Finance, Administration and Operations.

For thirty-five years, Pastor Laura has always had a passion for reaching people with the "Good News" of Jesus Christ through preaching, visiting, missions outreach or one-on-one encounters.  She enthusiastically embraces what Hockessin Church is all about:  a congregation that strives to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ with our community.

After graduating from Lake Forest High School, (go Spartans!), Laura worked as a computer operator/programmer (remember those huge "mainframes?") for the L. D. Caulk Company, Milford, DE.  Pursuing that same field of interest, she enrolled at Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ, where she received a B.S. in Education, with a minor in Computer Sciences and Accounting.  Continuing her education, she graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., with a Masters of Divinity in 1982, as well as a Doctor of Ministry in 1987.

As a follower of sports, Laura is an avid Miami Dolphins, (go 'Fins), Duke "Blue Devil"Bama Crismon Tide ('roll tide") & Philly Flyers fan!  She enjoys Information Technology, reading, music, golf, tennis and taking Noshka (Lil Foot) on their daily 4.5 mile excursions!