Laurie Rudel is a retired pastor who served the congregation of Queen Anne Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Seattle for nearly 26 years before retiring in 2017. Throughout her life, she has nurtured a love affair with the arts: music, dance, writing, fiber arts, as well as visual arts. She has formal training as a leader and teacher of InterPlay and as a SoulCollage® facilitator. She sings at the bedside of hospice patients with the Seattle Threshold singers. She and her wife, Barb, live in Lake Forest Park, Washington under a canopy of tall fir trees.