My name is Laura Keeley and for the last 20 years I have been the Co-Director of Children’s Ministries (with my husband Bob) at 14th Street CRC in Holland, MI. I really enjoy working with children and because I’ve been at 14th Street for so long I have had the opportunity to see many children grow and mature in their faith. This has been a great joy and is one of the best parts of the job.
I began my career as an elementary teacher. For seven years I taught in both public and Christian school classrooms in Michigan, New Jersey and Colorado. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in the Teaching of Reading. I left full time classroom teaching when my first child was born. I now have four children ages 19 to 27. Over the last ten years, I have started to do some writing in addition to my work at 14th Street. Faith Alive has given the opportunity to participate in writing some of their curriculums and my husband and I have written a series of Christmas dramas for children and a book on Faith Milestones.
Every month I meet with a group of other church educators in the Holland, MI area because I enjoy learning from others and sharing my ideas.
I am interested in Faith Formation, Worship, and Curriculum. I try to keep up with my four kids, ages 19 to 27. I would like to have time to learn more about cooking, photography, quilting and scrapbooking.