LAURA MARIKO CHEIFETZ is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She serves as the executive director of church and public relations at Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. A preacher, speaker and writer in a variety of settings throughout the church, she previously worked with The Fund for Theological Education in Decatur, Ga. She is an M.Div. graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary. She also received a MBA from North Park University in Chicago and a B.A from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. as the Director of Alumni Relations and Development.