The Rev. Laurie Michaels, Deacon
Deacon Laurie was ordained as a vocational deacon in the Diocese of Chicago on Feb 6, 2010.
She earned her BS in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University in 1974. She received her Registered Nursing Degree in 1981 and her Graduate Certificate in School Nursing in 1996. In May 2020 she received her Certificate in Spiritual Direction.
From 2010 through November 2019, Laurie served as deacon at St. Michael’s Barrington.
Her diaconal work in the world involved participating in mission trips to South Sudan and Haiti. She worked part-time for Bishop Anderson House as a hospital chaplain at Stroger Cook Country Hospital for 5 years.
In addition to her Spiritual Direction practice she is a Retreat Facilitator. She currently serves on the Diocesan Commission on Ministry.
Prior to her ordination, Laurie worked for 25 years as a Registered Nurse in a variety of hospital, clinical and school settings. She lived in India for one year and volunteered with local orphanages.
Laurie and her husband, Greg, live in Palatine. They have two adult children and two grandchildren. They are avid sailors and travelers.