Rev. Laura Sumner Truax is the senior pastor at LaSalle Street Church, a non-denominational church in downtown Chicago with a long tradition of uniting individual faith in Christ with God’s call for justice and compassion lived out in the world.
Rev. Truax holds a Master’s in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis in Spirituality and a Master’s of Divinity degree and serves as a teaching pastor for the University of Chicago. She is currently working toward her Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Rev. Truax is a past board member of Interfaith Youth Corps, and Opportunity International and is currently on the Advisory Board of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, the first faith-based legal clinic in the nation to provide criminal defense for those who cannot afford it; The Theological Book Network, a non-profit committed to resourcing seminaries and Bible colleges of the majority world with high quality books and resources; and the Congregational Resource Guide, a group of scholars and practitioners engaged in supporting and resourcing congregational and denominational leaders in developing leadership practices.