Laura Porter

I am really excited for the opportunity to teach Psychology at Maranatha! I am passionate about introducing students to the field of Psychology within the context of a Christian worldview and guiding them as they develop a better understanding of themselves and others. One of my greatest joys in teaching is when a student develops a heart for helping those who are hurting. I have 6 years teaching experience at both the high school and college level.

I received my bachelor’s degree from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO with a double major in Bible and Psychology, and I received my master’s degree in counseling from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. I have been a counselor for 18 years and currently see clients in my private practice.

My husband, Dave and I have been married for 23 years, and we have 5 children who are all Maranatha students. Dave is the worship arts director at Cedar Ridge Christian Church, and we have served in ministry together our entire married life. I enjoy serving in women’s ministry, leading Bible studies and leading creative teams for worship ministry.

Ephesians 3:14-21

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.