Rev. James E. Laurence serves as Pastor of St. David Lutheran Church. A native of Northborough, MA, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1987, earned a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1988, and worked in Chicago at an economics consulting firm before attending Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity in 1999. He served as Pastor of First Lutheran Church in Brooksville, FL, from 1999-2002, and has been serving as Pastor of St. David since 2002.
He serves on the S.C. Synod's Advocates for Spirituality and has led workshops in centering prayer and Lectio Divina throughout the synod.