RD: Gilbert Hall, Evelyn LeTourneau Hall
I’m Laura Holth, the RD for Gilbert and Evelyn LeTourneau Halls. I was born in western Kentucky, grew up in southern Illinois, went to Hope College in western Michigan, moved to Virginia to teach high school Spanish, and most recently landed here in East Texas. In addition to my in-country moves and excursions, I love to travel internationally: So far, I’ve been to Peru, Spain, Chile, Argentina, England, Ireland, Nigeria, and Japan. My husband, Erik, also likes to travel, so hopefully there will be many more memorable trips to come!
I am a bit of a bookworm, especially if the book has anything to do with the wild west of the 1800s and has a touch of romance. I also love to watch “chick flick” movies, quilt, cross-stitch and cook for people. (Weird fact on the food front: I mill my own flour to make bread!). Another huge interest for me is anything and everything related to personality theory, which comes in handy when working with students, dealing with relational conflict, and in my newest venture: career counseling here on campus.
It has been quite the adventure for me to learn who I am and to what God has called me, and I love walking alongside students who are taking that same journey. I particularly love working with young women and helping them discover their God-given undeniable beauty, incredible influence and vital importance to the Kingdom. Along those lines, two of my favorite books are Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge and The Power of Being a Woman by Michelle McKinney Hammond – both of which I highly recommend!