LAURA PINONIEMI
Elder / Sunday School Ministry – WOW Team Leader

I have been an active member of Community of the Holy Spirit for seven years now, having been ordained into Eldership in October of 2014.   It is an honor to work alongside my Pastor and Co Pastor and with the Elders and Ministers of this church to fulfill our vision.  God has entrusted us His disciples with the work of advancing His Kingdom here on Earth.  This is a charge that we at CHS take seriously and I love being part of it and digging in and getting the job done.

I am involved with several of the ministries here at CHS.  I enjoy teaching the youth at our church on Sunday mornings through our Sunday School Ministry. I am the Team Leader for our WOW Team, which insures that all people walking in our doors are welcomed and loved from the moment they enter in. I am also a reader of the Word during Sunday morning services, and a part of our HAM Ministry.

My life verse is found in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.  It is a beautiful thing to share with others my personal testimony and that when we stop trying to do everything within our own power and tap in to God’s power that nothing is impossible.  

Outside of my work at CHS, I am an Office Manager at Baldor/ABB.  I am also the mother of two adult children, with a Grandchild due in 2018.  In my spare time I enjoy hiking with my husband and two dogs.  I like to garden and love to do all things crafty and I am an avid reader.