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Noah interviews Pastor Laura Tarro, who is planting Bethany Covenant Church in St. Charles, Illinois. Noah and Laura were in a 6-month church planting cohort together with their denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church. Church planting is rigorous and full of challenges. Laura talks through some of the additional, unique challenges she has faced as a woman lead church planting pastor.
Laura is a 1997 graduate of Wheaton College with a B.A. in Art and Philosophy. She holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She is currently completing her Master of Divinity from Northern Seminary. The Tarros have been deeply involved in the life and leadership of their local church and in their community. They have two teenagers. In 2020, Laura began a two-year pastoral internship at Batavia Covenant Church in order to complete her supervised ministry requirement for her Master of Divinity. She is also the co-host of the Kingdom Roots Podcast with Scot McKnight. She became a licensed pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2021. She is planting Bethany Covenant Church in St. Charles, Illinois.
You can donate to Laura’s church plant fundraising efforts at www.bethanycov.org
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