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Rev. Laura Bentley


Laura Bentley is Sanctuary Faith Community’s Organizing Pastor and a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) denomination. Sanctuary developed out of a dream Laura had to create a church for skeptical and tired people, rooted in conversation, food, and loving our neighbors.

Laura graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Formerly, she's worked as a youth pastor, camp counselor, and barista. She lives in Sharpsburg with her husband, Ed (pictured on the left), her toddler daughter, Junia, and their dachshund, Calvin. Laura's not big on hobbies, but loves craft beer, good coffee, and historical fiction.


Our Leadership Team

Jessa Darwin

Jason Dauer

Ed Nusser

Jamie Patterson

Emily Roarty

Paul Seif