Laura A. Weber

Laura A. Weber

Laura is delighted to serve as Associate Director and Retreats Coordinator at Prairiewoods. With more than 26 years in higher education as professor, administrator and spiritual companion, her areas of research and teaching included systematic and biblical theology, classical studies, eco-feminist philosophy and spirituality, LGBTQ and women’s studies. Her focus at Prairiewoods represents a natural evolution of her passion for the Great Work of renewing Earth and accompanying spiritual seekers as they deepen their relationships with Source of All Being, self and all creation. She loves life’s gentler meanderings—with occasional lapses for baseball and jazz.

Seeking “Ssshhh”

Essay

It has been one year since the 2020 derecho decimated this part of the Heartland. The 90,000 sq. mile swath of intense, sustained winds devastated over 65% of the mature tree canopy in the Cedar Rapids corridor.