Join us in welcoming our new Faith Formation Director Laurie Herder!

After almost 20 years as a parishioner, teacher, and volunteer at OLL I am excited to introduce myself as the new Family and Faith Formation Coordinator. My husband Steve and I have raised our three children here in Mound. Our youngest son attended Our Lady of the Lake school and is now beginning his senior year at MWHS. Our oldest daughter lives in Berlin, Germany and our middle son lives in Omaha, NE. You may see my husband running around with his camera taking photos for various community events. As a family we have always enjoyed camping trips and outdoor adventures. Our most recent venture took us to the Boundary Waters for a week. My son led us in praying the rosary in the middle of nowhere looking out over the beautiful water and it was incredible. These experiences with my family are my most precious memories.

I know there are many unknowns regarding what Faith Formation will look like this year during the COVID-19 crisis, but God is so creative and he is calling us to be creative too! I look forward to exploring new possibilities in growing God’s kingdom. I am following His lead! My hope, with God’s help to facilitate a program that moves children and their families together towards an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ through the sacraments. With open minds and open hearts amazing things can happen.

Laurie Herder