Former Associate Minister, 2011-17.
Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig served as UUCF’s associate minister from September 2011 to June 2017. She is now the settled minister at Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists in Williamsburg, VA.
Laura received her master in divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School and was ordained in 2005. She was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Minnesota, the child of two mental health practitioners. Except for a brief encounter with Lutheran bible school one summer, she was raised without any particular religious tradition. In her 20s, Laura worked in academic publishing, but says her real love was singing. “I was drawn to spirituality but knew I could never be part of a traditional church, says Laura. “Then, while I was pursuing a master’s degree in music, I took a job as a paid singer in a UU church choir. That was the first time I realized such a tradition existed. I am very grateful that they paid me long enough to get converted! It didn’t take me long to find my way into ministry. I feel so blessed to be doing this work of inviting people into spiritual depth and community.”