President + Lead Copywriter @ Mellonaid
Laura’s testimony of bringing the kingdom into the workplace has been 20 years in the making. First called into ministry and freshly graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, she spent several years serving as a fulltime missionary establishing Christian clubs in public high schools in North Carolina. After earning her Master’s of Arts in Teaching from UNC-CH, she discovered that God was calling her to bring the kingdom and ministry into the workplace.
Laura has taught high school English at both Enloe Magnet High School and Trinity Academy of Raleigh. She has written and published several course curriculums for Wake County Magnet Schools, including Writing Short Films and Screenplays and So You Want to be a Leader. She was nominated Teacher of the Year and also invited to be a Visiting Lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill’s Master’s in Teaching Program, where she taught for three summers. Ten years ago, Laura and her husband, Mihali, started a digital marketing firm, Mellonaid, where Laura’s role as Lead Copywriter has been recognized with numerous awards in the advertising and marketing industry.
Laura’s journey is filled with stories of how God has been breaking mindsets to explode miracles into the workplace, anytime and anywhere. She and Mihali have led numerous small groups, including one for business leaders called EPIC, “Entrepreneurial People in Christ,” where they have been mentoring and equipping business leaders to partner with God and bring the kingdom into their everyday lives. Laura also enjoys homeschooling her two children, songwriting and blogging.