Laura grew up in the Friedland congregation, graduated from Salem College, and is married to The Rev. Tony Hayworth, pastor of First Moravian in Greensboro. She works full time at the Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest Baptist Health where she supports the Director and several MDs and PhDs. Her daughter, Elizabeth, is an approved candidate for ordination in the Moravian Church pursuing her Master of Divinity degree at Moravian Theological Seminary. Being at Christ Moravian feels like a homecoming; she is the granddaughter of Sam and Edith Tesch, the daughter of Alan and Betty Tesch Barnes and the neice of Jim and Sarah Tesch Salzwedel.