Laura Lapins Willis

Writer,  Editor, Speaker,
   and Community Leader

Author of

     Finding God in a Bag of Groceries 

       Sharing Food, Discovering Grace


About Laura

Laura Lapins Willis has been observing people and writing about them since she was 8 years old. Passionate about community, Laura has decades of experience in the nonprofit sector where she has managed, led, and inspired others to work for the common good.


She is the author of the award-winning "Finding God in a Bag of Groceries" (Abingdon, 2013), a memoir about her faith while working at an outreach ministry in rural Appalachia. 

Laura is an accomplished speaker,  an inspiring workshop leader, and an experienced teacher of writing and editing memoir.

What others say about her book . . .


This is a wonderful account of God's attractiveness and goodness communicated through

God's children.

I was deeply moved and

I think many others will be too.


Nobel Peace Prize Winner & Archbishop of Cape Town