Desperate Rest: Restoring Your Soul Through Sabbatical

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Laura Demetrician, LMFT

About Laura Demetrician

Laura is the Director at Tree by Water, an organization that helps people be “Rooted in God and True to Themselves” through spiritual direction, retreats, and writing. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Spiritual Director. She attended Fuller Theological Seminary and Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.  

Laura is married to Adam, the Lead Pastor at Pathways Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. They have two daughters, Grace and Ella. 

Laura loves hiking, wearing tennis shoes 99% of the time, and enjoying simple beauty in life.  


About Tree by Water

Do you need someone to walk with you in your spiritual journey? Tree by Water is a ministry to create space for growth and healing.  Through online spiritual direction, virtual sabbatical support programs, retreats, writing, and prayer, Tree by Water helps people be Rooted In God and True to Themselves. You can connect to Laura and Tree by Water online and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.