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Video by United Methodist Communications | Haller photo courtesy Iowa Conference | Organ photo by Kai Suess, Germany East Annual Conference

United Methodist bishop, musician, author, and endurance athlete shares about her life, call to ministry, and how she keeps her spirit in shape.

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Meet Bishop Laurie Haller: Get Your Spirit in Shape


Bishop Laurie Haller initially thought she would be a church organist. As a high school student, she attended a pipe organ recital that “transported me to a place I’d never been.” Several months later, she started taking lessons and before long was off to study organ performance in college. While earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, she began to sense God calling her to pastoral ministry—a door she didn’t even think was open to her.

In addtion to being a pastor and musiciian, Bishop Laurie is an author and an endurance athlete who has participated in marathons and triathlons. In this conversation, she shares some early memories of growing up in the General Conference Mennonite Church, and how she continues to keep her spirit in shape.

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This episode originally posted on April 6, 2018.