Rev. Laura White has served as superintendent of the Southern Hills District since July 1, 2021. In 2022 her responsibilities were expanded to also include serving as co-superintendent of the Ohio Valley District. Before being appointed to the Cabinet July 1, 2021, she served three years as senior pastor of Ashland Christ UMC. She previously served Chapel Hill UMC and Ashland First UMC.
A second-career pastor, White was a preschool director for Children’s World Learning Center before following her call into ministry. Active in Emmaus, Kairos prison ministry, and with Matthew 25 Outreach, she also served on the Board of Ministry as Provisional and Associate Member registrar She is a past recipient of both the Mid-Ohio Lay Speaker of the Year and Mid-Ohio Pastor of the Year awards and has remained involved in Lay Servant ministries by teaching several classes.
White earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion from Liberty University and a Master of Divinity with a specialization in Womanist and Feminist Studies from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She has professional certification from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) for Being in Ministry with the Poor and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program, on the Transformational Leadership tract, at Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
She and her husband, Ray, are the parents of two adult children.
Southern Hills District:
Rev. Laura White
641 Steubenville Ave.
Cambridge, OH 43725
Phone: (740) 255-5691
Fax: (740) 255-5693
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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