Teacher and Church Woman
I was born on November 15, 1947 to Gordon and Opal Wilcox in Billings, Montana. My parents were faithful members and hard workers in Billings First Church of the Nazarene. At the ripe age of seven days, I became a faithful attendee of church. I am told I sang my first solo - Jesus Loves Me - at age two while standing on the church altar. From an early age, I loved going to church.
My father moved our family from Billings, Montana to Helena, Montana where we continued to be deeply involved in the Helena Church of the Nazarene. When my sister and I were close to entering High School, my parents decided we should move to Nampa, Idaho and attend Nampa Christian High School. I attended NCH for three years then "skipped" my senior year of High School and enrolled at Northwest Nazarene (College) University. I met my husband, Frank Laci, at NNU.
After two years of college, Frank and I were married. After Frank's graduation from college and ordination to the pastoral ministry, we loaded our belongings into a trailer and started a 42-year adventure in ministry. I eventually finished college and became a teacher. I have since retired from teaching and enjoy being a substitute teacher.
We have three wonderful children – Merle and his wife, Deonne, with our grandchildren Cole and Paige; David and his wife, Cindy and our granddaughter, Alyssa; and our daughter, Sarah.
I enjoy playing the piano, reading historical novels, and camping in our mini RV. I enjoy the interaction online teaching gives me with adults preparing for the ministry.
Mrs. Loris Laci has been an Adjunct Professor at NBC since 2007.
Filed Under: Communicator Published: 05/11/2020