Rev. Dr. Laura Barbins
Laura Barbins was elected bishop on September 11, 2020 and took office December 1, 2020. Prior to her call to the Office of Bishop, she was the pastor of Celebration Lutheran, Chardon, Ohio for 19 years, Interim Pastor at Messiah Lutheran, Fairview Park, Ohio for 1 year, and Associate Pastor for Youth at Holy Trinity, Nashville, Tennessee for 2 years. Holding a PhD in Homiletics and New Testament, Bishop Barbins also taught at Trinity Seminary from 2018-2020.
Bishop Barbins lives in Mentor, Ohio with her husband and four daughters. When able, she enjoys gardening and travel.
To Connect with Bishop Barbins:
Bishop Barbins would love to come to your youth events, VBS, or other events as she is able. These are scheduled through the Synod Administrative Assistant at the Synod Office, who can be reached at 330-292-2022. In addition, One-on-One appointments are also scheduled through the Synod Administrative Assistant.
If you would like for Bishop Barbins to preach, preside, or visit with your congregation on a Saturday night or Sunday morning, please visit her calendly site. Please note that this calendar only schedules 9 months out and is usually full for 6 months out.
Nearly every Thursday, Bishop Barbins releases “THursdayTHoughts:" random words about life, God, and how they intersect. This comes as an email and you can subscribe here.