The Reverend Laurena Marie Wickham Will

Pastor – The Reverend Laurena Marie Wickham Will

Reverend Laurena Marie Wickham Will began her service to the First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg on August 1, 2007.  Prior to coming to the Ogdensburg Church, Laurena served as Spiritual Care Coordinator for Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley for two years and as Pastor for the Huron Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Wolcott for 14 years. 

Raised on the Northern Edge on the Catskill Mountains, graduating from The South Kortright Central School (k-12), Laurena considers herself a true country girl.  She moved to Princeton, NJ to attend college at Westminster Choir College where she received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education.  Laurena’s sense of call to ministry took her to Louisville, KY in the spring of 1991 she received her Master of Divinity Degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Through recent studies and training Laurena became a Reiki Master.

In addition to work in the Presbytery and in the church Laurena serves on Boards for: Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York, Reach Out of St. Lawrence County.  Laurena is also a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community.

Laurena and her husband Rich, make their home in Parishville, NY with their 4 sheep, 2 dogs, cat and rabbit.  Together they grow their own produce, like to travel and simply enjoy their time with each other and family, in August of 2012 they were blessed with a grandson.  Laurena also likes to find time for gardening, spinning, and cooking.